Archive: Guanciale (Pig cheek bacon)

The Gricia!

Gricia 1


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

Italian Countryside Soup



Hi Foodies ! Here we go again. Today our first soup. Another fantastic Mafi’s recipe. Comfort Food to cuddle mind and body. Perfect for the arrival of the first cold weather. A soup full of nutrients and flavor. Protein, vegetables, legumes … ideal for helping the body to survive the season change and warm up on a day of rain and cold. The addition of “Guanciale” (bacon from the pig cheek  /dont add if you want vegetarian recipe) and Parmigiano are the final touch to make this soup a full summary of the Italian countryside and its products 😉 Read more

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