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Nocino recipe Cut the walnuts into quarters

Nocino Recipe After Dinner Liquor

This Nocino recipe is a family treasure, it was given to me from my Aunt Anna, my father’s sister. It is a great liquor to offer after dinner. While a cold Limoncello is great for the summer, the Nocino is perfect for winter. Nocino is made with green walnuts hull, which contains juglone and has antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic effects. It… Read more →

Neapolitan Fried dough pizza recipe

Neapolitan Fried Dough Pizza Recipe

Fried dough pizza recipe is a traditional dish originating from the Neapolitan street food after War world 2.  This plate is simple to make and easy to present at parties as it can be warmed up just before serving. This recipe was presented by Eliana de Matteis during her cooking class at the Mediathec Pole Culturel Auguste Escoffier, Villeneuve Loubet… Read more →

Swordfish recipes roasted wheel

Swordfish Wheel

Easy to make and perfect for entertaining a large number of guests, a wheel will serve up to 8 people. This recipe is from my belated uncle Natale Zerbi who, as the oldest in the family, would often entertain all family members, more than 50 guests at times. My cousin Domenico, his son, is keeping with family traditions and offered… Read more →

Fried zucchini flowers recipe with saffron batter

Fried Zucchini Flowers Recipe

There are many versions of fried zucchini flowers recipe (also known as Blossom squash) where the flowers are coated with different types of batter. I use a simple tempura batter equal parts of water and flour. Beside salt, I add saffron. As saffron is pollen, it actually enhances their flowery flavour. Calories per flower 45; Time to prepare 30 minutes;… Read more →

Homemade porchetta Romana

Porchetta Romana Recipe

Here an easy Porchetta Romana recipe. It is usually made with a large cut of pork (almost half), wrapped in its rind and flavoured with herbs. It was cooked on a wooden fire, cut in slices and served in a crusty Panino/Rosetta. Usually sold in busy streets, markets and outside the football stadium, it was the food to have at… Read more →