Cantucci is one of the most popular Italian biscotti. These Almond Cookies are very ancient and typical of Tuscan cuisine. Typically, Cantucci is served after a meal, paired with the traditional Tuscan sweet wine called Vin Santo. But I also love them on Sunday morning, drenched in my coffee!
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!
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!
Zabaglione is a classic Italian custard served either as a dessert or as a garnish of several sweets and cakes. This egg and sweet wine cream is particularly popular during Christmas and Easter time and paired with traditional cookies like Savoiardi and Amaretti, and also with berries and chocolate. Beyond its deliciousness, Zabaione is also the protagonist of an exciting history: here the traditional recipe and the history!
The Cannoncini alla Crema is a typical Piedmontese sweet, incredibly popular in several Northern and Central Italian regions. Entering into an Italian pastry shop is easy to find Cannoncini filled with different pastry creams, but the most popular filling is for sure the Vanilla Pastry Cream. Here the recipe for the delicious Cannoncini!
Spanakopita is a tasty Greek savory pie filled with spinach, eggs, and feta, daily served as snack, appetizer or light lunch, and particularly appreciated by the kids! This spinach and feta pie has ancient root and probably has been influenced by the Ottoman cuisine. Here the Spanakopita recipe and history!
The Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelette) is a must-to-try traveling in Spain. This tasty appetizer is made with just four ingredients, and easy to make. Besides the classic Tortilla, it is possible to prepare several delicious variations with other vegetables, or meat, or cheese. The Spanish tortilla is perfect for a quick lunch or a special brunch, but also at any other time of the day! Here the classic recipe and the history of Tortilla de Patatas!
The Shakshuka is a tasty North-African and Israeli recipe commonly prepared for breakfast and sometimes served at dinner along with hummus, sausages and Pita bread. The eggs are poached in a hearty tomato sauce enriched with bell peppers, garlic, onions, and spices. I love to serve Shakshuka as particular and amazing brunch, preparing the sauce the previous day, and poaching the eggs at the moment: delicious!
Gnudi is a classic Tuscan recipe, simple and delicious! The particularity of these Italian dumpling is the smoothness of the dough and the intense flavor thanks to the spinach Ricotta, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Commonly, Gnudi are tossed with butter and sage and often paired with a simple, fresh tomato sauce. Try them on and let me know: they’re an authentic bite of Tuscany!
Egg Muffins are a must-to-prepare for a brunch or a party: today I prepared a special version Italian-style! Goat cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, asparagus, mushrooms, and Pancetta make these muffins just irresistible! If you or your friends prefer a veggie option, just don’t add the Pancetta into some of the muffins, they will be delicious as well.