STOMATICO

STOMATICO “STOMATICO”, traditionally known to be the cookie to soothe the stomach, probably the ancestor or mostaccioli. It’s origin from Reggio Calabria and it is baked as a cake (then cut in pieces) and also as an over-sized biscotto to Read More …

CRISPY PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CUPS

Cestini di Parmigiano.  Crispy Parmigiano Cups are an easy way to turn up the “wow factor” on pasta, risotto, salad or just to serve 2 bites appetizers! 1 1⁄4 cups  Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated 1 pinch  black pepper  (optional) Heat a small non-stick Read More …

PEPERONCINI RIPIENI DI TONNO E CAPPERI

STUFFED CHERRY PEPPERS TO COMPLETE YOUR ANTIPASTO PLATTER Stuffed Cherry Peppers are filled with a mixture of tuna, anchovy and capers. This is a delicious Calabrese appetizer recipe also known as Peperoncini Ripieni and make a perfect year-round appetizer. Ingredients for 1 jar.  Spicy Read More …

Gnudi. Gnocchi made of ricotta.

Gnudi very roughly translates to “naked” in Italian and is basically thought to be the naked filling of ravioli — without the pasta that surrounds it. Unlike gnocchi, which can be found in several regions of Italy, you’ll find gnudi primarily Read More …

Nduja Calabrese. The authetic recipe of how to make Nduja.

HOW TO MAKE ‘NDUJA ‘Nduja: the spicy, creamy, spreadable salami, is a distinctly Calabrian product, but only certain areas of Calabria. The most famous of these is Vibo Valentia, the home province of my Zia Agnese, who taught me this Read More …

Pasta alla Boscaiola (with a twist of Nduja)

In Italian, the word ‘boscaiola’ means woodsman or woodcutter. And this pasta alla boscaiola recipe is traditionally based on the most popular foraged food to be found in the woods, mushrooms. In the fall, pasta alla boscaiola appears on the most rustic Tuscan trattoria Read More …

Homemade Sicilian style sausages

Making sausage yourself truly has become a lost art. The whole process from meat selection, mincing, mixing, filling, and ultimately enjoying the end product is highly satisfying, rewarding and not to mention, tasty. DIY sausage is one of those “must-haves” Read More …

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

It’s a classic recipe, often the protagonist of Italian families Sunday lunch: it’s easy to prepare and very tasty, it combines the soft flavour of tomato sauce with the intense taste of cheese and fresh basil. The preparation brings together Read More …

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli, meaning ” pasta and beans “, is a traditional  Italian dish. It is often called pasta fasul (fazool) in North America, derived from its  Neapolitan name, pasta e fasule. It also is well known from the Dean Martin song “That’s Amore” which includes Read More …

Risotto Cacio e Pepe

Learn how to make the perfect and tasty Risotto Cacio e Pepe. Video on youtube is available to show you how. Read More …