Archive: Comfort Food

The Gricia!

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Hello dear foodies! Today it’s time to dedicate our recipe to a classic Italian excellence. The Gricia! Also known as the white Amatriciana, for the absence of the tomato inside. In fact, the Gricia seems to be born before the pasta Amatriciana when the shepherds (nearby Rome) brought with them Guanciale (local type of bacon), Pecorino cheese, pasta and pepper to make a quick and satisfying dish of pasta. Beautiful, delicious, flavorful and peppery. Very tasty!!! One of the ingredients that make this recipe is the Guanciale, a local pig cheek bacon . The other … the sheep cheese: the Pecorino! The recipe has been sent by a Roman restaurant in the popular neighborhood of San Giovanni. Thanks Leon! We hope you’ll  enjoy it! 😉 Read more

Country style Crostata



Hello Foodies!  How are you? Autumn has arrived! So is the moment for some comfort food to cuddle us and to get ready for the cold weather. So now it’s time for a nice “italian crostata” (tart) with grapefruit jam. Very light because has no butter and perfect for this season with a nice cup of tea. 😉 Read more

The National Caprese



Hello Foodies! How are you? Here, in Rome, we are having a very hot summer so it is necessary to eat fresh and tasty food. Today it’s the turn to our “National Caprese”. Good, tasty and very Italian!. How come? Because it has mozzarella and the colors of the Italian flag: green, red and white. Have you realized about that?  Enjoy it! 😉 Read more

Il nostro caro Minestrone

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Dear Foodies! Today has arrived the time for a great Italian classic: the minestrone. The recipe has been sent by our dear Mafi. Good and ideal for every moment and seasons, especially in winter and seasonal changes. Full of vitamins, light and very tasty. Ready? Here’s to you Mafi’s Minestrone  😉 Read more

Roman Cooked Puntarelle



Hello Foodies! How are you? Today another classic winter recipe here in Italy or I better say in Rome!: “le puntarelle”. What are they? If you are not Roman, probably you do not know them. It is a type of vegetable that has a particularly bitter flavor, for this reason is also known as “chicory asparagus” or “Catalonia”. It is cultivated in the surrounds of Rome. This chicory can be served as a side dish or first course. It is possible to eat it raw … but today we present the cooked version. Yummy! This recipe has been sent by a new collaborator: my dearest friend, Manu, a great foodie and cook! As she is Roman, often eats classic recipes of the Eternal City! Hopefully she’ll send us more recipes like this! In the meantime … here comes this wonderful Roman recipe! We hope you’ll enjoy it! A must when in Rome in winter time! 😉 Read more

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