Tasty Pasta Omelette

10 September 2016 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

This is the classic Italian family recipe for using up pasta – it works really well with spaghetti and tastes amazing – it’s a real hit with our kids who turned their noses up until they tried it and loved it! The spaghetti should ideally be plain (i.e. without any sauce). Of course you can […]

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Zia Connie’s Corner – Veal Braciolette

16 June 2016 || Main courses, Recipes

This month Zia Connie’s recipe is a traditional Neapolitan dish for the meat lovers amongst you: Veal Braciolette! Aunt Connie’s Veal Braciolette in Chianti Wine Jelly Sauce with Truffle Butter Mash Braciolette are thin, veal slices that are rolled up and are kept in place with cocktail sticks. This dish is a true traditional emblem of the Neapolitan […]

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Farfalle with Salmon and Asiago Cheese

12 May 2016 || Cheese, Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

This recipe made with aged asiago cheese is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner and it is really easy to prepare. We have used farfalle pasta but you can choose any pasta shapes that you have in the cupboard. Ingredients for four people 400g. Farfalle pasta (butterfly shaped) 200g Smoked Norwegian Salmon 50g Aged […]

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Gorgonzola Dolce and Walnut Crêpes

3 May 2016 || Cheese, Main courses, Recipes

This is a deliciously indulgent recipe – combining creamy Gorgonzola dolce, Mascarpone and chopped walnuts with a cheeky drop or two of Cognac to give your crêpes an extra kick! The crêpes are made with whole grain flour though so you won’t have to feel too guilty about their filling! Crêpes can be prepared in advance and filled […]

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Calabrian chilli pasta in spicy tomato sauce

2 October 2014 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

You can of course make this tasty dish with normal pasta but we recommend you try our chilli flavoured ‘Fileja’ pasta. If you haven’t heard of it before Fileja is a traditional Calabrian pasta, rolled by hand around a knitting needle or skewer.   Ingredients for 4 people 350g Calabrian chilli pasta 500g of ripe […]

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Gnocchi with Castelmagno Cheese

7 May 2016 || Cheese, Main courses, Recipes

Castelmagno cheese is one of Piemonte’s most unique and esteemed cheeses. This DOP cheese (Protected Designation of Origin) can only be produced in three municipalities in the province of Cuneo. Strong, but pleasant and aromatic, this cheese is a popular table cheese and is also used in many Piemonte dishes. Gnocchi with Castelmagno is probably the […]

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Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe

19 April 2016 || Eat your way around Italy, Main courses, Vegetarian

Aubergine Parmigiana is an Italian must-try! This classic baked, veggie dish combines the rich, earthy taste of aubergines with the juicy, sunny tang of tomato and basil sauce. Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese complete this dish and give it that extra, rounded flavour, typical of Italian cuisine. A name that could mislead you The name itself […]

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Paccheri alla Parmigiana: A Traditional Recipe from the South of Italy

14 September 2015 || Calabrian recipes, Main courses, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian

Paccheri alla Parmigiana Parmigiana is a traditional dish made from aubergines. It originally comes from Sicily, but is found in slightly different variations all over the South of Italy. There are many different methods and recipes for making Parmigiana. We have chosen an old Calabrian one (adapted by regional Chef Valentina Olivieri). Valentina’s recipe makes a very soft and delicate […]

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Pasta and Potatoes (Past’e patate)

2 October 2014 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

This is a healty, southern Italian recipe combining pasta and potatoes is typical of the Campania region. It’s simple to make, very cheap (especially without the bacon) and very satisfying! Ingredients for 4 people 400g Pastai Gragnanese mista corta pasta 70g bacon (optional) 70g extra virgin oliver oil 1 carrot 2 sticks celery 1 sprig parsley […]

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Spaghetti with Colatura di Alici (Anchovy Sauce)

26 August 2014 || Main courses, Pasta, Recipes

 Recipe for Spaghetti with Colatura di Alici Spaghetti with “Colatura di Alici” is really a simple dish, can be cooked by anyone and it doesn’t take much time. In a few minutes, you can serve a dish which is special, healthy and delicious. The Colatura di Alici is an ancient Roman recipe (Colatura derives from […]

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