Old Sicilian recipe, originally called ‘pasta for poor people’

For  2p chop 4 garlic cloves and 1 spicy little pepper. Fry and add 2 table spoons of dried raisins, 3 table spoons of pine nuts and 8 pickled anchovies. Stir. Add ½ glas of red wine and 4 table spoons of tomato puree, OR, add 2 table spoons of red wine vinegar and 5 … More Old Sicilian recipe, originally called ‘pasta for poor people’

The hottest day in Italy since the start of the measurments.

Calamari, breadcrumb, garlic, lemon, tomato…the smell of summer! For 2 p clean 500 grams of fresh squid. Fry  1 chopped spicy pepper, 6 chopped garlic cloves and 2 handful of old breadcrumb in a good drizzle of olive oil. Add pepper and salt. Bake until crispy and golden brown. Put the mixture on kitchen paper … More The hottest day in Italy since the start of the measurments.

7.30 pm and still 25° outside, maxi version of a caprese salad

For 2p 600 grams of different shapes, different colors of small tomatoes. Halve them or cut in different sizes. Add mozzarellini (small mozzarella balls). Add some pistache nuts. Boil 600 grams of small potatoes in salted water al dente. Cool down and halve them. Mix the tomatoes, mozzarella, potatoes, nuts with loads of fresh basil … More 7.30 pm and still 25° outside, maxi version of a caprese salad

After a long drive just some simple pasta arrabbiata

Coming back home in a house with an empty fridge,  you always find some dry pasta, peeled tomatoes of good quality, garlic, onion, spicy little pepper and pecorino (or even parmigiano) to prepare ‘pasta arrabbiata’. I am pretty sure that my version is more tomato-like, but I will always try to remember the veg-quotum. Chop … More After a long drive just some simple pasta arrabbiata

Another carpaccio

Whatever you can slice thinly, you can serve as carpaccio. For today we combine thinly sliced radishes and cucumber with sliced mozzarella. Spread some good olive oil, some lemon juice, salt and pepper. Garnish with some parsley… Light and delicious.