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 …

All About Artichokes- even though the season is ending now…but I haven’t eaten one this year!

VIDEO: How to trim artichokes Roman style Am I crazy to try artichokes since 100% of commercially grown come from California where I am from? If they grew in louisiana in the 1800's I would think they can grow here... 1500s - In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), married to King Henry II …

Make your own Mozzarella!

Start with fresh milk curd from your local dairy and crumble it up- then pour boiling salted water over it and stir.  Then grab a handful of  cheese and press it on the strainer on both sides getting the water out. Fold the cheese back and forth, both ways several times, pressing and squeezing the water out …