Category: Italian tradition

Sformatini spinaci spinach pudding

06

Nov2018
This sformato (pudding ) is an extremely simple but elegant way to create a main course which is quite unusual and tasty. In the Italian tradition, there is a rich collection of this kind of dish, made with vegetables and cheeses, or rice and pasta and complemented sauces. Spinach pudding is an ... Read More
06/11/2018Carlotta Conti
Tuscan chestnut Necci Necci toscani

01

Nov2018
There are few things that recall Autumn like chestnut Tuscan necci. These crepes made with chestnut flour make possible to enjoy them after the harvest period. For centuries they were harvested, and still are, in the mountains which run along all Italy. Chestnuts have been providing calories during the harsh cold months and ... Read More
01/11/2018Carlotta Conti
gnocchi di zucca con Taleggio Butternut squash gnocchi with Taleggio cheese

30

Oct2018
Butternut squash is one of the many joys of the season: rain and cold temperatures are compensated by incredibly rich and comforting foods. It is another gift from the Americas, like potatoes. Accompanied by a creamy Taleggio cheese sauce, this dish speaks about the valley crossed through the Po river, its fog, ... Read More
30/10/2018Carlotta Conti
pollo cacciatora chicken stew

19

Oct2018
Cacciatora stew is one of those simple dishes which comfort you, above all if served with mashed potatoes on a cold winter day. It is an incredibly rich and simple dish, the result is an amazing sauce in which you can plunge bread and collect it in the famous “scarpetta”. It is ... Read More
19/10/2018Carlotta Conti
Gurguglione – summer vegetable stew

09

Aug2018
Gurguglione is a typical stew of summer vegetables eaten by the miners of Elba Island. It was mentioned when I visited the Ginevro gallery, that is a magnetite mine near Capoliveri, now closed because of the competition by developing countries. This stew was a typical dish of the miners of Elba ... Read More
09/08/2018Carlotta Conti