Little tuna balls

Canned tuna can be really yucky ( even worse than cat food) or incredible yummy. It helps to see that it still is tuna. The Italians eat a lot of good quality canned tuna and buy often those huge vases filled with chunks of tasty tuna commonly with olive oil. This olive oil adds to … More Little tuna balls

Crispy courgettes

I could eat courgettes every single day, but there are a few good reasons why I don’t 😉. The smaller sized, a bit ‘hairy’ variety, is commonly available with the attached flower. According to me, they are less watery and thus, have more taste. Wash 900 grams of those courgettes. First, chop off the flowerpart. … More Crispy courgettes

Fresh peas

Castelnuovo Berardenga is a lovely village. Even if you don’t have a car, you can find everything you need. I bought some real fresh peas on the market. Even a small portion can make me happy. Free the peas from their house. Blanch them shortly in salted water. Chop and fry a garlic clove in … More Fresh peas

Something small, something cute, something tasty, something easy

For 3 portions, start with 3 small round courgettes. Cut of the upper part, remove the inside. Chop and fry 1 garlic clove and the inside of the courgettes. Mix with a pinch of peperoncino powder, 100 grams of ricotta, 30 grams of breadcrumb, 2 table spoons of chopped wild fennel and the zeste of … More Something small, something cute, something tasty, something easy

Viva l’Italia

He can do it, the one and only Jamie Oliver! His last cookbook, a tribute to his masters Contaldo and Carluccio (who was also one of my ‘teachers’ on television, ages ago 😉, is full of fantastic recipes ins pired by the nonna of different areas in Italy. Today is Friday and thus a perfect … More Viva l’Italia