Condiments / Condimenti

Pesto alla genovese (basil pesto)

During summer time I like to prepare with so much basil the pesto. An excellent sauce, Genoese origins, pasta or omelets, sandwiches and appetizers. The use of herbs by the Ligurian dates back to the Middle Ages, namely the mid-nineteenth century. At that time the rich insaporivano their banquets with refined spices while the poor… Continue reading Pesto alla genovese (basil pesto)

Uova / Egg

Devil eggs / Uova alla diavola

I discovered this recipe when I moved to the United States. In Italy we have another version of it that I will propose later. Meanwhile you can taste these delicious devil eggs. Ingredients: 2 tablespoon of mayonnaise 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper paprika     Directions: Boil a saucepan of water… Continue reading Devil eggs / Uova alla diavola


Pasta in the oven / Pasta al forno

Traditions of Sicilian traditions is the pasta cooked in the oven during the holidays. From good Sicilian tradition on Sunday the people prepare the pasta in the oven. There are many variations, every region has a different recipe and the recipe can vary from city to city. The northern Italian baked pasta is done with… Continue reading Pasta in the oven / Pasta al forno


Mix of vegetables / Mix di verdure

I have a lot of vegetables and I decided to do a good and delicious dish for my palate. The vegetables are always good especially if they are fresh and seasonal.     Ingredients: 2 peppers 1 zucchini  150 g broccoli 100g of cauliflower 1 celery stalk 8 cherry tomatoes  2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon… Continue reading Mix of vegetables / Mix di verdure


Zucchini cake / Frittelle di zucchine

For vegetarians and zucchini lovers today I propose another recipe with this vegetables. A quick meal to cook and eatable as an appetizer or second course. Ingredients: 1  zucchini 6 tablespoons flour 2 cups of water 1 egg salt to taste canola oil Directions: In a bowl, put the flour, water, egg and a pinch of salt. Stir the… Continue reading Zucchini cake / Frittelle di zucchine

Pesce / Fish

Mussel au gratin / Cozze gradinate

Mussels au gratin are a delicious tasty typical southern Italian seafood appetizer. With nice weather the food prepared with fish or shellfish are in demand. Be careful because you cannot cook the mussels au gratin in advance and then reheat; you risk eating very chewy mussels! If preparation in advance is needed do so, store… Continue reading Mussel au gratin / Cozze gradinate