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Spring starters minestra Fave beans, Peas Artichokes and Lettuce

Spring Starters Ideas

On Wednesday I went to Ventimiglia market with my friend Patty and bought several unusual Italian vegetables, an opportunity to prepare some unique Springs starters. On the video, I show what we found at the market, and below you will find all the recipes: 1   Spring Minestra Jump to Recipe When the first fave beans and fresh peas appear on… Read more →

List of pizza toppings with vegetables

A List Of Pizza Toppings With Fresh Vegetables

I created this list of pizza toppings to celebrate Mediterranean vegetables, using for each pizza a typical regional cheese to enhances each produce and its flavour. To make pizza I use the traditional Italian Pizza dough recipe. Pizza is a fun dish to write about, originated from Naples, it has traveled the world with the Italian emigrants. Everybody love pizza, besides my… Read more →

Torrone Italian Nougat Recipe

Torrone Italian Nougat Recipe

The Italian and the French cuisine have a lot of similarities, Torrone is one of the most popular Italian Christmas desserts and is the same French nougat recipe. Usually exchanged as edible gifts, torrone/nougat is a caramelized mix of marshmallow and honey filled with toasted almonds and pistachios. There are hard and soft versions, this is the soft one. Jump… Read more →

Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

The traditional Italian homemade gnocchi are light, fluffy, they melt in your mouth and you can actually taste the potatoes. Very different from the ones already made which tend to have too much flour because they have to last longer on the shelf. My husband calls them lead balls. Also, some recipes use eggs, I don’t. My homemade gnocchi are… Read more →

Bruschette Toppings using Virgin Olive Oil

4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil

If you want your barbecue to be complete, here are 4 bruschette toppings using virgin olive oil. (This post is in collaboration with Jamie’s Italian and his Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil) Every Italian Barbecue starts with a bruschetta: rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. It is like the toast for an English breakfast, For Italians,… Read more →