Mushroom Lasagna Recipe – A Vegetable Lasagna

mushroom lasagna recipe

Lasagna and pizza are probably the most famous Italian imports, but are usually not translated authentically.Just as there is no pepperoni on pizza in Italy, there is no ricotta cheese in lasagna either. The entire city of Bologna would riot if you brought them a lasagna with ricotta in it. They take their pastas extremely seriously and […]

Pappardelle Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms & Leek

pappardelle pasta recipe with mushrooms and leeks

I make fresh pasta from scratch every week. It reminds me of my Nonna who taught me how to make all the different shapes and varieties of pasta. This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients, Porcini mushrooms, leeks and prosciutto with my favorite fresh pasta—pappardelle. The flavors are powerful and pronounced, while being true […]

Delicious Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

mozzarella stuffed meatballs recipe

Polpette are meatballs Meatballs are served as a main dish or in soups all throughout Italy. Almost every country in the world has their own version of a meatball. Italian-Americans created their own main dish of meatballs served with spaghetti, which is something I had never seen before in Italy. With this recipe, I remembered how much I loved these little […]

Sicilian Peperonata Recipe

Sicilian peperonata recipe

A good Sicilian peperonata is one of the most underrated and economical meals on menus today.  It’s a brilliant option for vegan and vegetarian guests and it’s truly easy on the pocket, an important factor nowadays. Peperonata can be eaten hot and at room temperature like its cousin caponata; the advantage of eating this at […]

Chicken al Mattone with Pancetta Recipe

Chicken al mattone recipe

I get a lot of emails asking for new chicken recipes, since it is the most popular meat in America. I took influence from my recent trip to Tuscany and found this simple and delicious recipe called Pollo al Mattone which means “chicken under a brick”…but I decided to eliminate the brick and instead I cooked it in my cast […]