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Polpette {Italian Meatballs In Rich Tomato Sauce}

Polpette or polpette al sugo to be precise is a traditional Italian meatball recipe that has become a staple of Italian home cooking. Every Sunday, nonnas all around Italy make a big batch of polpette. Of course, everyone has their own recipe and refined technique. As you make them a few dozens of times you’ll …

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Garmugia {Spring Soup From Tuscany}

Garmugia lucchese is an Italian Spring Soup that originated in the city of Lucca (Tuscany). Contrary to the various Italian “poor dishes”, such as spaghetti aglio e olio or tonnarelli cacio e pepe, this Italian soup is a delicacy that in the past only wealthy people could afford. Garmugia soup recipe dates back to the …

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Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe {Authentic Recipe}

Tonnarelli cacio e pepe is one of the most famous dishes of the Roman tradition, of course, along with pasta alla carbonara and pasta alla gricia. Like spaghetti aglio e olio, it is one of the so-called poor man’s dishes or “piatti poveri” in Italian.  These are the meals that were prepared by the poorest …

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Tonnarelli {How to Make Tonnarelli Pasta Step-By-Step}

Tonnarelli Pasta, also know as spaghetti alla chitarra is a long, square type of pasta typical of some parts of Central and Southern Italy that you can easily make at home. You can make tonnarelli even if you’ve never made homemade pasta before. All you need is 2 simple ingredients and 2 pasta making tools. …

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Reginelle {Italian Sesame Cookies}

These sweet Reginelle Cookies, also known as Italian sesame seed cookies or Regina Cookies (“Biscotti Regina” in Italian), originated in Palermo but are found all around Sicily. So you want to be really precise these are Sicilian Sesame Cookies. Whatever you call them, they are an absolute must-try! Not only are they insanely delicious, but …

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Italian Frying Peppers – 3 Delicious Ways To Cook

Italian Frying Peppers is a variety of small sweet peppers that have elongated finger size shape. They are typically green but will turn red if allowed to ripen. They have nothing in coming with small peperoncini peppers (chili peppers) that they’re often called in English speaking world. Italian Frying Peppers are easier to digest than …

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Bechamel Sauce Recipe {Besciamella}

With this Bechamel Sauce recipe you’ll have silky, creamy, lump free sauce every single time. Bechamel Sauce or Salsa Besciamella is one one the basic sauces in cooking. It’s also the easiest and fastest sauce to make. To make Bechamel Sauce or also known as White Sauce you need  just 3 main ingredients –  milk, …

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Green Beans In Tomato Sauce {Italian Stewed Green Beans}

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce is one of those simple side dishes that can never go wrong. It pairs perfectly with meat and fish main courses. But a lot of times, especially on a hot summer we would eat just this. Simple yet filling plate of veggies. We might add a couple of slices of …

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Pizzagaina {Pizza Chiena, Pizza Rustica, Pizza Piena}

Pizzagaina is an Italian-American adaption of the Italian Pizza Piena also widely known as Pizza Rustica. Pizza Chiena is a typical Neapolitan rustic ham, salami and cheese pie prepared during Easter, specifically on Good Friday. Just like Crescia {Pizza Di Pasqua} it’s usually baked on Friday to be eaten the next day. Remember? According to …

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Italian Lamb With Artichokes

Lamb and Artichokes Stew is a wonderful dish that’s very typical for spring and Easter time. It’s also perfect if you want to make lamb for Christmas. Super easy, delicious, no fuss one-pot meal full of flavors. Try it once and you’ll be making often, especially when artichokes are in season Italian Lamb With Artichokes …

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Italian Easter Cheese Bread {Crescia or Pizza Di Pasqua}

This Italian Cheese Bread is typical of Easter time. It’s often called Crescia, Pizza Di Formaggio or Pizza Di Pasqua. But it has nothing to do with a classic Neapolitan pizza you might be thinking of. It looks more like a cake, a savory “panettone” if you will. What is Crescia Al Formaggio? Crescia is …

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The Best Minestrone Soup Recipe {How Italians Make It}

Nothing says more “comfort food” than thick, hearty, melt-in-the-mouth Minestrone Soup. Italian Minestrone soup is made with seasonal veggies, legumes and small pasta shape or rice. The beauty of this soup is that you can make it a hundred times and have it taste different every time you make it. For this reason there’s no …

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