Potato Gnocchi

“Giovedì gnocchi, Venerdì pesce, Sabato trippa”. “Thursday gnocchi, Friday fish and Saturday tripe”. Italian saying. Thursday is the day on which people in many parts of Italy prepare gnocchi. Many restaurants offer gnocchi on theirs menus too. Potato gnocchi are traditional Italian little dumplings made with potatoes and flour, served as PRIMO (first course). Despite […]

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Creamy Potato Leek Soup

This surprisingly creamy potato leek soup is the perfect way to warm the body and the soul on a rainy day. The only “rule” to prepare this delicious and healthy soup is to use fresh and organically grown ingredients. Enjoy hot, with a sprinkle of ground black pepper and a dash of heavy cream on […]

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Happy National Spaghetti Day!

The Italian word PESTO (literally “to trample”) usually refers to the sauce originating in the city of Genoa (Liguria), made with basil, garlic, EVOO , Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, pecorino cheese, pine nuts and coarse salt. Pesto is traditionally prepared in a marble mortar with a wooden pestle and could be prepared with various ingredients such […]

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Gnocchetti Della Valchiavenna (Valchiavenna Milk And Bread Dumplings)

Gnocchetti della Valchiavenna, also known as Pizzoccheri della Valchiavenna (Valchiavenna Pizzoccheri ), are delicious tiny dumplings made with stale bread, flour, milk and tossed with Valtellina Casera cheese, Grana padano cheese, browned butter and sage sauce. Traditionally they were shaped with the help of two teaspoons, I personally love to shape them with the spaetzle […]

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Potato And Zucchini Lasagna

Let’s prepare a delicious, healthy lasagna made with zucchine (Italian zucchini) and potatoes. This lasagna is a lighter and yummy alternative to the traditional meat lasagna, perfectly suitable for vegetarians and people with tomato intolerance. For this dish I used only fresh organic produces and the highest quality of dairies. Enjoy every bite. Buon Appetito!!! […]

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Spaghetti With Asparagus Pesto

The Italian word PESTO (literally “to trample”) usually refers to the sauce originating in the city of Genoa (Liguria), made with basil, garlic, EVOO , Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, pecorino cheese, pine nuts and coarse salt. Pesto is traditionally prepared in a marble mortar with a wooden pestle and could be prepared with various ingredients such […]

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A Queen In The Kitchen Episode #2 : Risotto Giallo Alla Milanese (Milanese Risotto)

A Queen In The Kitchen Episode #2 : Risotto Giallo Alla Milanese (Milanese Risotto) is now on You Tube and Vimeo. Risotto giallo alla Milanese is a specialty dish of my hometown Milan (Italy), traditionally made with beef stock, raw bone marrow, butter, onion, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, flavored and colored with saffron. The best varieties […]

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