Porcini and truffle after a trip to Assisi and Perugia

BRUSCHETTA with porcini mushrooms Use slices of old bread. Brush some olive oil on both sides. I put some finely chopped garlic in the olve oil for extra flavor. Clean 500 grams of fresh porcini (use no water,  brush them). Fry 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 spicy little pepper in some olive oil. Add the … More Porcini and truffle after a trip to Assisi and Perugia

Simple pasta

Start with frying 250 grams of mushrooms and put  aside. Use the same pan to fry 4 chopped garlic cloves and 2 chopped leeks in some olive oil. Add 1 table spoon of dried thyme. Add 120 ml of light cream when the vegetables are al dente. Boil pasta for 2p. Add some pasta water … More Simple pasta

Tomato risotto

Tomatoes in Italy are so delicious.  Semi-ovendried their flavor will be even more intense. I always have tomatoes in stock, and sometimes too much. Rescue them on time : half them, put on baking sheet, add pepper, salt, a pinch of sugar, some dried oregan and put in the oven for 20 mins at 180° … More Tomato risotto

Pasta caprese

I have a confession to make : certain days I would prefer not to cook but, never ever, I would decide not to eat a warm meal in the evening ;-). This recipe is an ideal ‘in between’. Start by heating the oven at 160°. Put 250 grams halved cherry tomatoes on baking paper. Add … More Pasta caprese

Flat puff pastry

Once you have eaten a pizza in Napoli, you will rarely reach the same level of pizza dough at home.That’s why I prefer to work with puff pastry instead, thin and cripsy. For 2 p  cover 1 puff pastry (I prefer the square ones) with a mixture of 150 grams of ricotta, 2 chopped garlic … More Flat puff pastry