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Balsamic, bacon, pine nuts, and apple salad

Balsamic, bacon, pine nuts, and apple salad. This salad is my workhorse, and I love serving it to my guests. The colours are bright and it is full of flavour. The combination of sweet apples, tangy balsamic vinegar, and savoury pancetta are always a treat. You can vary the recipe depending on the season.  For…

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Melanzane a funghetto

Melanzane a funghetto The recipe of melanzane a funghetto is always successful. In Italian, funghetto means “like mushrooms” (funghetto), and the recipe gets its name because the aubergines are cut like mushrooms. This version uses baked aubergines and is as good as the classic version where they are fried (but healthier!). This recipe is gluten-free…

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Summer vegetable gratin

Summer vegetable gratin Vegetable gratin is a classic that every Italian family cooks during the summer months. The ingredients are very simple, but what matters is the vegetables: they must be fresh and seasonal.  The dish is then a perfect contorno to accompany grilled meat or fish. Ingredients zucchini 1 eggplant 1 peppers 2 (red and…

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Sugarless apple cake with olive oil

Sugarless apple cake with olive oil Here is a delicious and healthy cake.  It is healthy because it represents an alternative way to eat fruits, and also because there is olive oil inside the dough.  It is delicious because of its delicate mix of flavours, made possible thanks to the gently cooked apple puree and…

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Meatballs with cherry tomatoes and black olives

Meatballs with cherry tomatoes and black olives. Summer has now arrived in Italy, the sun is shining, and the vegetables are better than ever. This recipe is perfect for celebrating a classic Italian dish – meatballs — proposed here in a summer version with sweet cherry tomatoes and fleshy black olives. Ingredients Ground beef 300…

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Fritters with herbs, vegetables, and sundried tomatoes

Fritters with herbs, vegetables, and sundried tomatoes Fritters are a very common springtime dish in Italy because there is a wide variety of excellent fresh vegetables. I consider this one as the “queen of recipes” because although it is quick to prepare, it is refined thanks to the herbs and pairing with sundried tomatoes. Ingredients…

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Ricotta quick bread with sundried tomatoes and olives

Ricotta quick bread with sundried tomatoes and olives The recipe for this ricotta quick bread with sun-dried tomatoes and olives is very easy. It is perfect for a rich Italian appetizer or combined with olives, cured meat, sauces, and fresh vegetables. Ingredients flour 00 200 gr. eggs 3 milk 100 ml black pitted olives 2…

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Escalopes with artichoke paté and cream cheese

Escalopes with artichoke paté and cream cheese Escalopes with artichoke paté and cream cheese are a tasty and fragrant second course, yet the recipe is simple and prepared in just 10 minutes or less. Ingredients for 2 people beef slices 300 gr. cream cheese 120 gr. aromatic herbs (thyme, parsley, basil, chives) butter 10 gr.…

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Two minutes orecchiette pasta with fresh tomatoes and olives

Two minutes orecchiette pasta with fresh tomatoes and olives The condiment for this orecchiette dish really can be prepared in 2 minutes, less than the cooking time of the pasta. The result is amazing in its simplicity, thanks to the intense flavours of ingredients such as olives, anchovies, and capers — together with the zesty…

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Pudding with strawberries and balsamic vinegar glaze

Pudding with strawberries and balsamic vinegar glaze A special glaze made with balsamic vinegar and honey transforms a classic pudding into an original recipe.  Top with fresh strawberries for colour and extra flavour and you have a fresh and delicious last-minute dessert. This balsamic glaze will inspire you to create a huge variety of possible…

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