Almost a year ago I had the fortune of meeting this beautiful woman named Raffaela. Now, of course, I was first attracted to her beautiful smile and shining eyes although, you know, a person can be as beautiful as you want but if they don’t know how to make a parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmigiana) then we’re sorry because beauty is temporary, hunger is forever. Luckily for us though, Raffaela is not only just a beautiful woman but she is also a great cook and, most of all, is passionate about food just like us and perhaps even more so! Come with us and discover
Il Casatiello. A crown on the table during the Easter holidays. It’s not Easter if there is no Casatiello. And how can you call it Easter Monday without Casatiello? It is part of the Easter Saturday lunch. And the left over, because there is always leftover, is part of the Easter Monday’s picnic. It is a complex and rich bread, for someone it could be heavy . That’s why “casatiello” is also used to describe a person who is
Autumn has begun and it is time to change our weekly menu as we introduce different products on our table. First of all, the legumes. Legumes are a significant source of protein, dietary fibre, carbohydrates and contains many minerals. We don’t like cooking the same food everyday – hence why we love to follow the seasons. It help us to have a different meal everyday. To start Autumn in the best way, the
La Lasagna Napoletana proves that food is not only made by ingredients but rather there are more elements in a recipe: culture, history and tradition.
THE LASAGNA NAPOLETANA.
Everyone knows what a Lasagna is: different layers of pasta sheets, Bolognese sauce, bechamel, parmigiano etc.
But not everyone knows that there’s another version:
it’s time! / come on! on the table, in the middle of summer, / the tomato, star on the earth, / recurrent and fertile, / displays its convolutions, / its canals, / its remarkable amplitude and abundance, / no pit, / no husk, /
no leaves or thorns, /
the tomato offers its gift of fiery color / and cool completeness.
(P. Neruda – Ode to Tomatoes)
The Tomatoes is the essential part of the Mediterranean diet and it is a star on the Italian table. Introduced in Italy after the Discovery of the Americas it has been treated as a precious gift. In Italian it’s called