Spaghetti with Pesto, Burrata, Zucchini

Just saute zucchini slices or zoodles in some olive oil with some garlic in a large pan. Salt and Pepper it, meanwhile... This doesn't even need a recipe... Saute Zucchini slices or zoodles in some olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper it Boil the pasta in salted water until al dente drain pasta reserving …

Zucchini Parmesan Assembled Raw – No Frying (Parmigiana di Zucchine) Like Eggplant Parmesan but with Zucchine

pesto tops this cheesy dish Do you know that we actually spell Zucchini wrong in America? In Italian one Zucchini is "una zucchina" so plural is " Zucchine" Just thought you should know lol. This is a great easy alternative to eggplant parmesan especially when you have zucchini coming out your ears like I do! …

Pasta with peas, red onions and pecorino (Pasta e piselli)

Fresh peas are best as that's what motivated me to make this simple cucina povera dish. My cheese man friend gave me a bag of fresh picked peas from his farm and told me to get the local red onions and make a simple olive oil sauce which I did today in about 10 minutes. …

Amazing Roasted Eggplant Parmesan! bonus – it’s Gluten and Lactose Free!!

Melanzane alla Parmigiana oh so tasty olive oil infused eggplant pure delicious and clean! Since eggplant (melanzane) season is just beginning I decided to create a baked eggplant parm I actually like that's not fried. Here in Puglia they say to be good it has to be fried but I disagree (don't tell them that) …

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Toasted Bread Crumbs (Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa)

  Broccoli rabe, or rapini, is a bitter green that comes into season in autumn. It is a member of the turnip family and you will find it at selected greengrocers in bundles of large leaves with broccoli-like flower heads opening into small yellow flowers.   It’s earthy and rustic – a peasant-style Puglia dish …

Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana

Eggplant – about 3 pounds sliced lengthwise in ¼ inch slices 8 oz fresh mozzarella ripped into 1 inch pieces 1 cup flour 2 cups extra virgin olive oil – EVOO – can use virgin oil Parmigiano Reggiano – 1 cup freshly grated Tomato sauce – recipe below Salt sliced eggplant and leave with a …

Super Easy Super Delicious Fruit Crostata from Rome – family Garassini

My good friend Laura Garassini in Rome gave me this family recipe from her sister Carla.  I made this and brought it to friends tonight and they loved it!  I loved it! And it is so easy!  You just have to have a good marmalade since that's the main ingredient. Italian Fruit Crostata Crostata di …

Most Asparagussy Asparagus Risotto you’ve ever Tasted!

I love this risotto because it is so asparagussy! Is that a word? You get this by blending all but the tips with it's cooking liquid and using it as your stock. Then you add vegetable or chicken stock as needed. Recipe: Asparagus Risotto 2 pounds asparagus 300 g or 1 ½ cups Vialone or …