Sole Fillets Stuffed with Olives & Herbs

Are you looking for a tasty fish dish? I discovered this memorable recipe some time ago and today I want to share with you! It’s a very simple and creative dish that really adds a boost of taste to any white fish. I’ve used sole fillets, a fish easy to digest, low in fat, high in…

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Pappa al Pomodoro, Amore Mio!

The renown “Pappa al Pomodoro” is a popular main dish amongst the Tuscany farmers, especially in Siena. It is a thick soup, made of bread, tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic and basil. It can be eaten either warm or cold and a nutritious recipe for those who follow a vegetarian diet.  This dish was…

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Hot Lentil Soup with Cornbread

In Italy, a popular New Year’s Eve tradition states that eating lentils at midnight will bring one financial prosperity in the year to come… Red hot chilli peppers are also a symbol of good luck and money! Today, I want to share with you how to make a fantastic lentil soup with tomato sauce and blend it…

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Savoury Stuffed Potato Cake

Dig into this savoury stuffed potato cake. A rich and nourishing dish that can be eaten as a complete meal. This delicious savoury baked cake is made of a crunchy mashed potatoes shell and filled with Black Olives Tapenade, spinach, ham and cheese! If you prefer a lighter taste you can also use Green Olive Tapenade. Black Olives Tapenade is…

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Genovese Pesto Lasagne

Pesto Lasagne is a favourite Sunday meal for Italians! Today I will share with you a vegetarian lasagna made with Basil Pesto. A traditional recipe from Genoa, the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. You can find a wide range of dishes made with Basil Pesto.  It’s an Italian classic combined with Trofie Pasta and it is also delicious…

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Gnocchi alla Romana

“Gnocchi” are versatile Italian-style dumplings. It’s an ancient ingredient of the Italian cuisine and there are many different recipes to make the dough and the sauce. In Rome, there is a recipe which is slightly different from all the other ones so I really wanted to share it with you today! There are 2 famous Roman…

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Fettuccine Pasta with Speck and Radicchio Sauce

Today, we will prepare together a pasta recipe using two flavourful ingredients that are typical of the Winter season: Radicchio and Speck. Radicchio is a type of chicory, a flavorful and versatile fall vegetable. The leaves are a little bitter with a crisp crunch. Speck is a pork-product very similar to prosciutto but the meat…

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New Year Fortune Biscuits!

Every year, I bake delicious handmade biscuits and give a pack to my relatives and friends as a gift. I feel that this is a nice way to wish them a prosperous (and delicious!) New Year 🙂 Nowadays, they are well renowned as “Irene Fortune Biscuits”! I follow the recipe of my Grandma to make…

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Christmas Polpettone with Garlic Roast Potatoes

I am sure that everyone has heard about “polpette“, Italian meatballs… but do you know what’s a “polpettone”?  Polpettone is an Italian meatloaf (or a meatball large enough to share). It is a traditional dish made from a mixture of different meats and stuffed with vegetables, herbs and cheese. It is super delicious and perfect to celebrate…

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Christmas Traditions in Italy

When it comes to Christmas celebrations, there is no other place in the world like Italy. It is a great place to be at Christmas time since Italians have lots of special Christmas traditions! Throughout the whole country, Natale tends to be a family-centric holiday. A time to stay at home (and eat!) with loved ones. However,…

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