Category: Italian tradition

stuffed calamari ripieni

08

May2019
These stuffed calamari are incredibly simple, above all now that usually it is possible to buy calamari already cleaned. It is not difficult, but if you are not used to it, the process can be a bit messy. These calamary convey in their stuffing the simplicity of the Mediterranean: garlic, ... Read More
08/05/2019Carlotta Conti
Imperial Milk Latte Imperiale

06

May2019
This Imperial Milk is a family recipe and originates from what Italians traditionally call “Portuguese Milk” or what is more internationally known as “crème caramel”. It goes by different names and is very common in all Western cuisines. The ingredients are simple: eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla combined in a pleasant ... Read More
06/05/2019Carlotta Conti
Roasted lamb shoulder spalla d’agnello arrosto

24

Apr2019
There is nothing easier than marinated and roasted meat: at Easter time, in Italy, lamb is particularly appreciated. This way of roasting lamb is incredibly simple but involves some degree of organisation, since you need to calculate the time needed for marinating and cooking. This a very traditional ... Read More
24/04/2019Carlotta Conti
formaggio di fossa pit cheese from Sogliano al Rubicone

05

Apr2019
Many surprises are originated from casual events, and it might happen that Medieval farmers, trying to hide their precious cheeses in pits dug into tuff rock and lined with straw, discover that this kind of ripening originates a sophisticated product, now renown in all Italy. This is the case of ... Read More
05/04/2019Carlotta Conti
Fritto misto – fried mix

26

Mar2019
I am translating some suggestions on frying posted by Iginio Massari, the great Italian pastry chef, that he posted on his Instagram account. To his technical considerations, I add a little historical introduction. Still in Renaissance age, we cannot speak of a process toward the creation of regional dishes, ... Read More
26/03/2019Carlotta Conti