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
For 2p, 3 medium sized bell peppers are a large dinner. The choices of filling are endless. Boil 60 grams of Greek pasta (you know, those little worms). Chop and fry 3 garlic cloves, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 2 celery stems and 1 chili pepper. Add 200 grams of minced chicken meat and 1 table … More Fill some bell peppers
Pappa al pomodoro is a popular dish in Italy, it’s cheap and easy and a perfect way to use old bread and you can even serve it as dinner. To intensify the flavors, prepare the pappa a day in advance. Fry and chop 2 red onions and 4 garlic cloves. Add a few stems of … More What can you prepare with 200 grams of old bread?
Nostalgic slow cooking is extra cosy on cold winter days. The taste of most of those dishes is better the following day. Cut a good quality chicken in pieces. The legs, wings and breasts are perfect for a stew for 3-4p. The leftover can be used for a stock, or can be baked in the … More Time for a stew
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?
Buy a good quality chicken and divide it into different parts. For 2p, make your choice and put the other parts in the freezer for a later occasion. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped spicy little pepper, 2 teaspoons of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of ginger powder, 2 table … More It has been a while since we had a tajine, no?
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