The History of Coffee – Between Myth and Mystery

The History of Coffee - The Beginning

COFFEE LEGENDS AND HISTORY Legend has it that 1,200 years ago, Kaldi, an Abyssinian goatherd, discovered coffee berries in a forest in Ethiopia’s south-western highlands and tasted them. He loved the feel-good effect that followed & took them to a nearby monastery where he gave the head monk a handful of berries & told him about their miraculous effect. The […]

Bistecca alla Fiorentina Recipe (Florentine Steak)

Tasty Florentine Steak - Bistecca alla fiorentina recipe

Quick Navigation Bistecca Alla Fiorentina Recipe (Florentine Steak)IngredientsInstructionsPREPARE THE GRILLPREPARE THE STEAKCOOK THE BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINANotes I have been to Tuscany several times during my childhood. However, I don’t remember much about those trips, but each time I’m Florence I remember a particular meal I had with my parents. Because it was an outstanding piece […]

The 10 Most Authentic Italian Street Food Markets

Italian Food Street Markets

Quick Navigation PALERMO – BALLARÒBOLOGNA – MERCATO DI MEZZO GENOVA – MERCATO ORIENTALEROMA – CAMPO DE’ FIORITORINO – PORTA PALAZZOFIRENZE – MERCATO NUOVOLUCCA – MERCATO ANTIQUARIONAPOLI – SAN GREGORIO ARMENO VENEZIA – MERCATO DI RIALTOCATANIA – MERCATO LA PESCHERIA Street markets all over the world have always been that one place where locals gather to share […]

Bucatini all Amatriciana Sauce Recipe – The Real Deal

Bucatini amatriciana sauce recipe

Quick Navigation Bucatini all Amatriciana Sauce RecipeIngredientsInstructionsNutrition A classic   Roman recipe, a first dish representation and celebration of Italian cuisine based on bucatini, tomato, guanciale and pecorino cheese. The interpretations of the original recipe are varied but mainly involve different proportions between these four main ingredients. Pasta all’amatriciana is simple to make, delicious and easy […]

Olive alla Ascolana History and Recipe – Stuffed and Fried Ascolana Olives

Olive all Ascolana Stuffed and Fried Olives

Quick Navigation ASCOLANA OLIVES THROUGH THE AGESTHE ORIGIN OF THE FILLINGASCOLAN OLIVES IN THE MAKING THE MARKETING OF THE ASCOLANA OLIVESTHE RECIPE OF THE ASCOLAN OLIVES Olive alla Ascolana Recipe – Stuffed Fried OlivesIngredientsFor breadingInstructionsNotesNutrition A crisp golden sphere, whose core is made of a tasty olive covered with a shell of meat and scents. […]

10 Traditional Calabrian Dishes You Do Not Know About

10 Traditional Calabrian Dishes You Do Not Know About

Quick Navigation LAGANE E CICIARI ARA CUSENTINAPASTA E PATATE (PASTA AND POTATOES) ARA TIJEDDRAMACCHERONI COL FERRETTO (UNDERWIRE MACARONI)LICURDIA FRITTOLE AND CURCUCIMAZZACORDE ALLA COSENTINAPESCE SPADASTOCCAFISSO ALLA MAMMOLESEGELATO ALLA CREMA REGGINAMOSTACCIOLI COOKIES Ask anyone passionate about Calabrian food, what color springs to mind, and almost without fail the answer will be red. Bright and voracious red is […]

Minestrone alla Napoletana Recipe – Zuppa Napoletana

Minestrone alla napoletana recipe

Quick Navigation Minestrone alla NapoletanaIngredientsTo ServeInstructionsNotesNutrition If you are looking for a soup recipe different than the most traditional Italian minestrone, then this recipe is right for you. Print Recipe 5 from 1 vote Minestrone alla Napoletana A very healthy soup made with fresh vegetables perfect for the winter. Prep Time15 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 […]

Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe [Pollo alla Puttanesca]

Skillet Chicken Puttanesca Recipe

Quick Navigation Chicken Puttanesca – Pollo alla PuttanescaIngredientsFOR THE CHICKENFOR THE PUTTANESCA SAUCEInstructionsNutrition This simple chicken dinner comes together quickly despite the fact that the flavorful sauce is made from scratch. In fact, it’s as simple as browning the chicken, mixing a few ingredients, and throwing the whole skillet in the oven to bake while […]

Lupini Beans: How to Cook and Eat This Rich in Proteins Ingredient

Lupini Beans ready to be served

Quick Navigation What are Lupini beans?Are Lupini beans healthy?How to prepare Lupini?How to prepare Lupini Beans in its brineIngredientsFor the rinsing and soakingFor the brineInstructionsWashing and cookingSoakingPreparation of the brineNotesNutrition What are Lupini beans? Lupini beans are the seeds of the Lupinus albus, a plant belonging to the Leguminous family.  It grows up to one […]

Caponata Recipe – The Best Sicilian Eggplant Appetizer

Sicilian Caponata Eggplant Appetizer

Quick Navigation What is Caponata?A Little Bit of History of This Eggplant AppetizerVariations of the DishSicilian Caponata Recipe – Italian Eggplant AppetizerIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Caponata is a Sicilian appetizer made from eggplant. Since eggplant season is almost over, I decided to share with you Nonna Sara’s recipe. Throughout Sicily, there are countless variations of Caponata. Some use […]

Roman Style Chicken Recipe | Pollo alla Romana con Peperoni

Roman Chicken - Pollo alla Romana

Quick Navigation Roman Chicken – Pollo alla RomanaIngredientsInstructionsNutrition Pollo alla Romana, or Roman chicken, is a wonderful, savory dish made with braised chicken and roasted peppers. A spice rub mixture of rosemary, sage, and oregano add extra flavor to the chicken itself, while tomato sauce, garlic, and white wine make up a mouth-watering sauce. This […]

Calamarata Pasta with Zucchini, Calamari and Tuna Bottarda Recipe

Calamarata pasta con zucchine bottarga e calamari

Quick Navigation Calamarata pasta with tuna bottarga, zucchini and calamariIngredientsInstructionsNutrition The calamarata pasta with bottarga, zucchini and calamari is an inviting and delicious pasta dish. Easy and quick recipe to prepare, the result is very tasty and suitable for any occasion. The delicate flavors of zucchini and calamari are enlivened by the presence of tuna […]

Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe – Ferratelle Abruzzesi

Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe - Ferratelle Abruzzesi

Quick Navigation What is Pizzelle?History of ferratelle: where did the pizzelle cookie come from?Pizzelle: The territory of originThe recipe for authentic Italian pizzelleAuthentic Italian Pizzelle RecipeIngredientsInstructionsNutritionA little note about Pizzelle The Ferratelle, or Pizzelle how everybody knows them in the US, are one of the most famous Christmas desserts still made today according to the […]

Sauteed Mushrooms with Homemade Potato Chips [Funghi Trifolati]

Sauteed mushrooms over crostini

Quick Navigation Sauteed Mushrooms with Homemade Potato ChipsIngredientsInstructionsFOR THE POTATOESFOR THE MUSHROOMSNutrition Mushroom trifolati, or funghi trifolati, or simply sauteed mushrooms is a common side dish throughout Italy. The name translates literally to “truffled mushrooms,” because the sauteed mushrooms in this dish so closely resemble truffles. I used a variety of wild mushrooms—porcini (if you are […]

Artichoke Lasagna – A Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe That Will Blow Your Palate

Quick Navigation Artichoke LasagnaIngredientsInstructionsASSEMBLINGNutrition Take a break from the usual tomato-based lasagna with this creamy casserole featuring a favorite Italian vegetable: artichokes. Made with no-boil lasagna noodles, this dish comes together quickly and results in fewer dirty dishes to clean up afterward. It’s so creamy, cheesy, hearty, and delicious that you and your guests won’t […]