The Italian Giardiniera is an ancient recipe for pickled vegetables. It is also called Giardiniera Campagnola (Rural Giardiniera), because it was one of the most traditional ways to save the overabundance of the production by the farmers, and store a spare of fresh vegetables before the winter. Giardiniera recipe is a “must-to-try” of the classic Italian “aperitivo” (aperitif), and delicious paired with meats and cheeses for a fantastic Italian BBQ. The vegetables may vary depending on the availability of the garden, but commonly the ingredients I choose, compose the classic Giardiniera mix!
Indian Ghee butter is the most traditional seasoning of the Asian sub-continent, thanks to its flavor and properties. Cooking indian recipes like curries and Dal, the use of this fat is essential, and give an unique mark. Homemade ghee is very easy to make and, contrary of the commercial version, it is tastier, so I strong recommend to try it on once in your life!
Ratatouille recipe is a delicious, vegan dish, very traditional into the Southern France cuisine. These stir-fried mixed vegetables are perfect as an appetizer as well as a side dish! In the tradition, the ingredients are slowly stewed until creamy along with Provencal Herbs, but over the years the cooking time is got reducing progressively, so according to your preference cook the ratatouille 30 mins up to 3 hours!
Salmoriglio is an ancient, Italian marinade and dressing. Thanks to its sour, lemony flavor it helps to tenderize fish, meats, and vegetables giving them a delicious taste! Here, the history and the recipe.
The clarified butter recipe is easier than you think and will change your way of cooking! People prefer mostly to fry with oil or common butter, but clarified butter permits to reach high temperatures, maintaining the flavor of the sweet cream butter. Don’t you believe me? Try it on! You need just a single ingredient, a good pot, a thermometer and a sieve 🙂
Italian salsa verde is a traditional sauce originally served along with boiled meats and fish, but merely spread on bread crostini and pecorino cheese is so good as well! The traditional recipe wants white vinegar, but I prefer to use the juice and the peels of a lemon. In this way, the taste of the salsa verde will be more delicate!
This beef stock with chicken and vegetables is an essential preparation to make several dishes of the Emilian traditional cuisine, as Bolognese cutlet, or tortellini, or Zuppa Imperiale. Preparing a fabulous meat stock as tradition wants is very easy, but needs a very gently cooking for several hours. Every member of my generation can recall from his childhood a big, heavy pot, slowly bubbling, hours, and hours, and hours! Like many traditional recipes, every family has their own way to prepare the meat stock. Here, I’ll share with you my family recipe!
Basil pesto is an Italian sauce worldwide famous. Make a good Basil pesto is quick and easy, but needs a little extra attention choosing the right ingredients and following the traditional recipe. Like many traditional recipes, the origin of pesto is ancient and amazing. Here I’ll tell you the history and the recipe of this Italian masterpiece!
This Easy tomatoes sauce is so tasty and fast to prepare! Tomatoes are cooked along with garlic and sweet basil, just the time to soft them. The more tomatoes are ripe, the more sauce will be delicious! To prepare this recipe a vegetable mill is not mandatory, but I strongly suggest to use it. A blender works fine as well, but the sauce texture will be not the same!
Pesto arugula is a quick and easy recipe, very versatile. Thanks to my friend Erik and his beautiful garden, I can prepare this recipe with fresh organic arugula! I love the bitter taste of this green, balanced with the sweet and sour flavor of Parmigiano Reggiano and pine nuts. Pesto Arugula is perfect to toss pasta, but is great also as seasoning of baked or boiled vegetables and chicken or brisket salad. Try it on simply spread on toasted bread as well, it is delicious!