Minestrone is for us that kind of dish that if our moms would know that these days we are not only eating it but we are actually even writing a post about it, they will probably grab a wooden spoon and make us feel child again! It is one of that dish that when you are a kid you never want. The smell of it in the kitchen makes you feel sick. However, we grew up, our taste changed and
Pici are a unique Tuscan type of pasta. A kind of fat spaghetti which represents the symbol of regional “cucina povera”. The reason for their success is in the multiple choice of sauces they can be match with. Now, as many of you probably already know we are not from Tuscany and this was our first attempt to make
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
So I’m listening to Youtube on shuffle, when Enrique Iglesias’ Bailando starts playing in Spanish. It reminded me of a time I went out dancing with some Italian friends and how much they loved that song. Then it occurred to me that Spanish and Italians have more in common than we think. Despite this blog being 99.99% Italian, I have permission by James to write about my one week trip to Spain! Muchos gracias James!
We love our mom’s and nonna’s recipes, but now we are adult boys so we can create something ourselves, especially when we found new products that catch our attention like the new Nomad Salt&Pepper beer! Could you imagine that is not only good to drink but also perfect to marinate a Goat leg? Well, have a look!
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
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