Archive: Raisins

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

Gnocchetti with a special Zucchini Sauce



Hello Foodies ! Today another pasta recipe. Different from the classic pasta recipes and very tasty. I hope you’ll like it. Made with vegetable and a sweet touch with raisins. And for a not vegetarian version with a crispy touch of bacon. An original recipe and very refreshing. Enjoy your meal! Read more

Ugly but Rich

Ugly but Rich


This is a famous Italian recipe of the “Brutti ma buoni” which means “Ugly but good.” I made them for the first time a few weeks ago. I’ve learned to do them with a small pastry course I did with the food blogger Nadia Taglialatela. At home they loved them so much! The basic recipe is Nadia’s (with walnuts instead of hazelnuts as the classic recipe is) but because I love dried fruits I decided to do a richer variation so that’s why I called these: “Ugly but rich.” Read more

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