The simplest tomatoes sauce

The simplest tomato sauce

Forget about what Americans call “marinara”. Forget about store brought tomato sauce, with all that additives and salt. Simple, good ingredients and 30 minutes of your time: that’s all you need for an incredible tomato sauce! And it’s not an April’s fool! Ingredients for tomato sauce 1 can of plum tomatoes, diced or whole (but

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

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

Roasted tomatoes

Inspired by Jamie Oliver and Amanda Soule, with the last tomatoes I’ll find at the local market, what a better way to use them if not simply roasted in the oven? You can have them as a side dish, or blend them and use it as a sauce or for the pizza. Ingredients 1 kg

Orecchiette alle cime di rapa

An Italian Classic, from the South of Italy, and more precisely from Puglia, the heel of the peninsula. And as most of the traditional Italian dishes is simple, satisfying and tasty 🙂 In the list of ingredients, in parenthesis, you can find not so traditional substitutes, as I’m afraid most of the ingredients are difficult

Pizza dough

If I say pizza and what do you think? I hope you think of Italy, because it comes from here and more precisely Naples. No pineapple, no salami, no strange, exotic  toppings. The one I prefer is the simplest of all, a pizza margherita: tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. Sometimes the better pleasure in life

Cooking like an Italian: Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’amatriciana: oh my, how many difficult words are in this simple dish? Bucatini: it’s a thick spaghetto with a hole (buco) in the middle Amatriciana: it’s a kind of pasta sauce, originating from Amatrice, a village north of Rome. It is a basic Italian dish, but as all basic Italian dishes, every family has

How to cook pasta

You may think that cooking pasta is something fairly simple. May be. But are you cooking it in the way you should? Are you really sure that it’s only a matter of boiling water? Water You need at least 1 litre of water for each 100g of pasta. At least means that you shouldn’t, under