Basic and simple beef stew

To celebrate the ending of winter a simple, earthy and careless beef stew. Inspired by Jamie Oliver, I follow his direction to not brown the meat and it worked perfectly. It can be assembled in few minutes and then let it simmer slowly for hours. It’a family favorite! Ingredients 1 kg beef for stews, in

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

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

A perfectly pink duck breast

I watch a lot of cooking program: Top Chef, Master Chef, Hell’s kitchen… In all a this cooking program the finish to cook the meat in the oven. Even when the meat is just roasted. Well, they are perfectly right! I sealed the duck breast for 3-4 minutes on each side, beginning with a very

Gravadlax

Gravadlax sounded like the perfect recipe to come back writing on this blog. I have the great fortune to have found a wonderful fishmonger at the Saint Louis (in Alsace, France) market on saturdays morning: she has everything fished, nothing from farms, and most of the fish is from French part of sea and ocean.

Greek cake with spinach and feta

I love Greece and every year, when summer comes, I think about it and how much I would love to go back! So I try to sunken myself in Greek recipes! This combination, feta cheese and spinach, just scream Greece, and the fillo pastry, with its crunchiness is perfect! Ingredients 1 pack frozen fillo pastry,

Ragù di carne

  Bolognaise sauce, sauce bolognaise, ragù alla bolognese. Call it as you please, but please please please, make it in the right way! No strange stuff, like cilantro, cream, spring onions… Keep it simple and plain! The only difficult part, if you can call it so, it’s the long cooking hours, but you can cut