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
Pasta vongole is one of Iris’ favorites and I promised to prepare it again trying to find a little variation for my blog ;-). For 2p 500 grams of vongole is a large portion (although I do not have any idea about what the exact weight of the ‘real food’ is). For a little variation … More Fresh vongole and moscardini = Italy
My dear mother who hasn’t travelled for a long time, agreed to come and visit us in Italy. My youngest brother is her bodyguard ;-). Thus, my cooking style will be less adventurous the following days. The Chianti route brings us from Florence to Siena and chicken alla ‘cacciatore’ gives the start signal of a … More More visitors and guess who?
This soup will be more than enough for a full meal for 2p. Chop 3 branches of green celery, 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves and 1 spicy little pepper. Fry in some olive oil. Add 1 can of passata and 150 ml of white wine. Clean 500 grams of little fishes (remove intestines) and add … More ‘Zuppa di pesce’
Thanks to my lovely parents in law I have this cookbook filled with real Tuscan recipes. This allows me to discover the local cuisine. When I have a busy agenda I try to prepare a dish the evening before, so often it is an oven dish. Today a dear friend, Gerda, arrives from Belgium, and … More Crespelle alla fiorentina, Florentine-style crepes
Tuscan sauce is a typical slow cooking recipe. Make a bigger amount and freeze some portions for later. Chop 2 carrots, 2 onions, 3 stems of celery, 6 garlic cloves. Fry in some olive oil (the real Tuscan recipe will tell you to add 1 slice of chopped pancetta ). Add 700 grams of minced … More Polenta with Tuscan sauce
Make fresh pasta dough for this recipe. For 2p put 1 cup of 00 flour on a wooden table or board. Make a little well in the center and add 1 egg. Mix everything together, first with a fork and continue with your hands. Knead the dough carefully for approx 10 mins. Use extra flour … More Ravioli homemade