Where is Summer?

The weather is awkward. Socks and warm clothes are still useful. Nice comfort food is still allowed. For 2p slice 800 grams of radicchio. Chop and fry 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the radicchio and 2 teaspoons of dried thyme and 1 small can of drained anchovies. Stir … More Where is Summer?

The real stuff

Wikipedia tells you a lot about ‘pasta carbonara’. It’s so cute that Italian regions compete to be connected to the origin of a popular, traditional pasta recipe, as pasta carbonara is. The real stuff is made with guanciale, witch is the muscular part of the cheek of a pig. I couldn’t really find that particular … More The real stuff

Too much comfortfood?

During winter our body seems to ask for more comfortfood to control our temperature, or to make it even more cosy. Lasagne is, for sure, thé number 1 of Italian comfortfood. Reduce the amount of kcal by avoiding meat, and trying to find lighter ways to prepare the bechamel sauce. The extra thin lasagna sheets, … More Too much comfortfood?

A winter classical

Filled green cabbage rolls in a classical bechamel sauce has always been one of my favorites. My mother used to prepare this recipe so deliciously. Her bechamel sauce was probably richer than mine, as most of the classical recipes contained more butter, more fat than we try to use now. I have different versions, also … More A winter classical

Time for cabbage

Italians use a lot of cabbage in their recipes, and not only in the cold season. Green cabbage is one of the most popular ones, as side dish, filled, or in combination with other ingredients. Don’t eat it every day, because your intestines will not agree (too much nitrites). Boil 120 grams of big pasta … More Time for cabbage