Kobe Beef Ragú or Bolognese a-la-Ale

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Bolognese is probably one of the most famous Italian sauces in the world. It takes time to make it, but it’s always a big satisfaction when you bring it to the table. Since the long slow cooking time, it’s a typical Sunday dish and when I make it, I generally make egg pasta while it cooks. Continue reading “Kobe Beef Ragú or Bolognese a-la-Ale”

Cornish Hen with Herbs and White Wine

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I always get excited when I see food I’ve never cooked. When I moved to New York City I started seeing these little chickens everywhere in supermarkets around the city. I thought of giving it a try, using an old roman recipe, the “Pollo al tegame”. As usual, just a few ingredients, wisely combined to achieve amazing flavor. Continue reading “Cornish Hen with Herbs and White Wine”

Monk Fish with Potatoes and Olives

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This recipe brings me back in time. It reminds me of my grandfather Carlo. Monk Fish and Red Mullets (recipe as soon as I find them) were his favorite fish. Of course, he was used to the ones from the Adriatic Sea, those who know what I’m talking about will understand…

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Veal Stew with Peppers, Capers and Olives

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This recipe reminds me of my father. He likes to cook everything “a crudo”, “from the raw”. Basically he puts everything in the pot and then turns the flame on. Pretty easy, but it may require time, since it’s a slow cooking recipe. Continue reading “Veal Stew with Peppers, Capers and Olives”

Gnocchi, Zucchini, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

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This is a pretty easy recipe that won’t miss to impress your guests, especially if they like gnocchi. If done properly the flavors will blend and the sweetness of the zucchini will milden the pungent taste of the gorgonzola. Let’s start, you’ll need 2 pans and a pot of boiling water for the gnocchi. Continue reading “Gnocchi, Zucchini, Gorgonzola and Walnuts”

Chickpea soup

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This is an old favorite, very simple, basic and full of flavor. It’s a poor dish, very popular across the peninsula. Chickpeas are on of my favorite legumes (with Borlotti Beans) and I always feel lucky when I find them fresh. Continue reading “Chickpea soup”

Pasta alle Vongole

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This is absolutely one of my favorite Italian recipes. It really captures the essence of Italian cooking; a few prime ingredients, put together wisely to deliver amazing flavor.

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