Category: Italian tradition

insalata polpo octopus salad

07

Jul2018
This is an extremely fresh way to be introduced to octopus. This salad is ideal to be served in a hot summer day, above all if you are back from the beach. Italy has an incredibly wide range of fish and seafood, and as many recipes to cook them. Throughout the country, ... Read More
07/07/2018Carlotta Conti
spaghetti con vongole/clams

29

May2018
When summer approaches, two things cannot be missed on an Italian table: spaghetti with fresh clams and a bottle of chilled dry wine to compliment it. Usually, I love making fresh home-made pasta. However, sometimes stopping for a while, opening a bag of excellent durum wheat spaghetti, and making this simple and ... Read More
29/05/2018Carlotta Conti
gnocchi di patate potato gnocchi

19

Jul2017
Potato gnocchi recipe is relatively recent in the Italian tradition, compared to the other ones. Gnocchi is spread in all regions of Italy, and with all possible ingredients, depending on where it comes from: flour, corn, semolina, bread, chestnut flour, ricotta, or vegetables – from squash to spinach to classic potato. The potato was ... Read More
19/07/2017Carlotta Conti
rabbit tuna tonno di coniglio

08

Jul2017

RABBIT TUNA

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Tuna and rabbit, together? Why this odd name? A legend says that in 19th century the rules about fasting were particularly strict, and the friars in a convent of Avigliana, near Turin, decided to circumvent them by baptising their chickens and rabbits and calling them ‘tuna’ in order to eat them ... Read More
08/07/2017Carlotta Conti
Stuffed eggplant ready to be served

04

Jun2017
This recipe of stuffed eggplant was generously given me by Carmela, a very sweet woman from Puglia. In Calabria they boil the eggplant whole and then scoop out the flesh. Of course there are many variations: stuffed with stockfish, with or without tomato, with meat…And of course each family claims its ... Read More
04/06/2017Carlotta Conti