Ideas for Easter decorations with a French touch

Put on your table Easter decorations with a French touch. We live in Alsace. Actually, we live in France, yes, but in reality we live in a micro society called Alsace (I personally call it the Alsatian paradox), where a lot of things are done in a different way, in the Alsatian way, that proudly

Bigoli with asparagus

6 ideas with asparagus

In Italy we eat them with fried eggs, parmesan and melted butter, dipping the point on the egg yolk. The green ones are best known, especially where I come from, Varese, in the north: near by, in Cantello, there is a very well know Fiera dell’Asparago! In France they eat them with Hollandaise sauce or

Welcome to my new home!

Welcome to the new home of The Kitchen Pantry! Born in 2006 on blogger, moved under my name domain in 2008 and finally home to its own domain now, in 2014! A long way! Both for my blog and myself! Many things have changed since 2006: 2 children, a move and now we are building

9 best Italian recipes

Over the years I have published many recipes, and among them a lot of Italian traditional recipes, coming directly from the heritage of my extended Italian family of relatives and friends form all over the peninsula. Here is a little selection of  Italian recipes that you can enjoy with friends and family! First of all

Stuffed bread

Stuffed bread

Time to prepare and think about the first picnics! This stuffed bread is simple, quick and it can be made in advance. No quantities: use your eyes and if you have leftovers from the filling eat them like a salad. Ingredients 1 big round loaf of bread 1 jar of grilled peppers, drained Cherry tomatoes

Potato salad

I’m completely addicted to potatoes, and even more to potato salad! In its simplicity a potato salad can become the real protagonist of a meal. Although I love the simple pleasure of boiled potato dressed just with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and chopped parsley, over the years I developed a more complex (at least for

Trofie al pesto

Trofie al pesto

Pesto = Genova, Liguria Trofie = Liguria Pesto + Trofie + runner beans + potatoes = liguria, summer, sea Again, nothing more simple then this: Italian cuisine is simple and it’s all about great flavors made by great ingredients. Always try to get the best you get. If you can’t buy fresh trofie (and I

How to make pesto

Pesto is not an exact science. Pesto is simple but tricky: you MUST have at hand top ingredients! You need the best Italian (better genovese) basil you can find, better home grown from seeds, the best pine nuts, the best pecorino, garlic and very good not too fruity extra verging olive oil. Stated this it