In our house we have a real stove to cook, and to heat, but we don’t exactly know how to use it. Giancarla promised to show us, but…the wood is not dry enough. The chicken and potatoes will end up in the normal oven to be roasted, and the even more slow cooking will be … More We have a real old cooking stufa
Talking about living in Italy with Italian friends is so much easier while eating ;-). My starter and dessert were finished before thinking about taking a picture, so those recipes will wait for a later occasion. The main dish is a perfect dish to prepare in advance. Fregola is a typical pasta from Sardegna and … More Dinner with friends
If there are kids among your guests, either you try to ignore that they hardly eat, or you prepare ‘adapted’ food which often is also appreciated by their parents. Being less than 8 a buffet would be a bit ridiculous, only if you prefer to have lots of leftovers. Thus a short pasta, tomato sauce, … More Pasta 4kids 😉
Since I discovered the combination of melon in a salty salad ( Fruit in a salty salad, ideal lunch!)I try to create variations on that theme. Certain people will never eat fruit at the same moment as the rest of a dinner, for many probably good reasons, but in this case you have a wonderful … More Fruit as a starter
I still have too much food in the fridge. On top of it I bought 500 grams of fresh porcini yesterday. My first plan was to prepare the porcini on bruschette, but this morning, without any other input, I decide that pici cacio e pepe with porcini and a crumble of bread, pecorino and fresh … More Would it be a sin to combine porcini with pici cacio e pepe?
Clean the squid (800 grams for 4p) and cut in smaller pieces. Marinate in 2 chopped garlic cloves, the zeste of 1 lime, 2 table spoons of olive oil, pepper and salt. Store in the fridge. Peel two small cucumbers. Remove the seeds. Mix with 400 grams of low fat Greek yoghurt, 1 chopped garlic … More It’s time for squid in good company 😉
What a gastronomic pleasure in this wonderful restaurant with view of the bay of Napoli. Perfect reason not to cook on a Saturday evening!