Ciabatta is one of the most typical Italian bread, easy to make, and the protagonist of several delicious recipes. Despite its relatively recent creation, Ciabatta is probably the most popular European bread, along with French Baguette. Here the history and the recipe of Ciabatta!
Tigelle is a recipe that I particularly love: practically, I grew up eating these little flatbreads, typical of my homebirth region! Tigelle are traditionally filled with cheese, cured meats, and even sweet spread, a feast for the senses, and a must of the Emilian street food!
Santorini Fava, also called Greek Fava, is a simple, healthy, and delicious Greek appetizer. This dish is not famous outside Greece, but it is incredibly popular in Greece, and an essential part of Meze: the famous selection of small plates shared during the traditional Greek meal. The yellow peas are cooked along with onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, then mashed until smooth and silky: so tasty!
Asparagus Frittata is one of the most popular and ancient Italian Frittatas: the origin of this recipe comes from the times of the Roman Empire! This easy-to-make and delicious dish is an excellent option on several occasions: a quick family lunch, an appetizer, or a party snack! Here the recipe and the history of Asparagus Frittata!
Calamari salad is very popular in Italy and prepared all year long: a protagonist of the cooler for a lunch on the beach, but also a traditional appetizer of the Christmas eve dinner! Furthermore, this healthy recipe is ideal for a detox diet after the festivities: something close to the perfect dish! Here one of my preferred way to prepare Calamari salad, with grilled zucchini and mixed herbs Salmoriglio seasoning!
Eggs in Purgatory, called in Italian “Uova in Purgatorio”, is a simple and tasty recipe originally from Naples and then popular into several Italian regions. The eggs are poached into a simple tomato, garlic, and basil sauce until the whites are well done and the yolks are still creamy: delicious!
Greek Fasolakia is a typical peasant dish rich in vegetables, and traditionally vegan! These stir-fried vegetables are part of the ancient tradition of Greek braised vegetables called Lathera, and served as the main dish of a light lunch, or among other small plates during the Greek Mezes. Here the recipe of Fasolakia!
Piedmontese beef steak tartare is the most classic Italian tartare, originally from Piedmont. As opposed to the delicious French tartare, the Italian tradition wants the meat seasoned just with olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper: this is to taste the original flavor of the beef. Piedmontese beef steak is a perfect appetizer for a holiday dinner, but also a light lunch. The very important thing is to choose a prime quality cut of meat!