Category Archive: Home cooking in the city

Apr 30

Biscotti with Almonds and Orange

This is a recipe to make a “hard” crunchy version of the classic biscotti called Cantucci. I added some of my home-made candied orange rind. Ingredients: 150 gr sugar 2 eggs a pinch of salt 250 gr all purpose flour 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp candied orange rind 140 gr whole almonds milk 1) …

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Apr 22

Thin Rosemary Focaccia

This thin rosemary focaccia is excellent eaten hot, just out of the oven. Can be enjoyed by itself, with salad, or with a platter of cheeses and salumi. Ingredients 2 cups of bread flour 1 cup of all purpose flour 1 cup of water 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp of dry yeast …

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Apr 20

Branzino al Sale

A very healthy and simple way to cook fish is to bake it completely covered with salt. This cooking method preserves all the moisture and flavor of the fish. You just need a whole fish simply cleaned of scales and insides (head and tail should not be removed), kosher salt, and aromatic herbs. Ingredients one …

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Mar 29

Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa

This is a typical recipe from Puglia and is among my favorite pasta recipes. A part from the boring part of cleaning the Cime di Rapa (Broccoli Rabe) it is very easy to prepare. The secrets are to boil the orecchiette in the same water where you boiled the Cime di Rapa, and to add …

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Mar 24

Panini all’olio

Every now and then I like to bake bread. These panini all’olio are soft buns with a very thin crust made with extra virgin olive oil. Wrapped in a paper bag they will be good also the day after.  I like them with some prosciutto crudo or with butter and jam for my brakfast! I …

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Mar 22

Gnocchi di Patate

Giovedi gnocchi! (Thursday gnocchi) This is what we say in Rome. So here is the recipe for making potatoes gnocchi. To make the gnocchi soft and light I do not use any eggs and I only add a minimal amount of flour. It is very important to use the right type of potatoes, they should …

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Mar 19

Baby Spinach and Pear Salad

I made this baby spinach salad inspired by one I had in a restaurant. It is simple but yet not too basic. Only four ingredients and some dressing! Baby-spinach, pear, toasted almonds, and parmigiano.

Mar 11

Ravioli con Stracchino e Granella di Pistacchi

Ravioli with stracchino and pistachios. I came up with the idea for this recipe a few days ago. I was making the classic ravioli di magro (ravioli with spinach and ricotta) when I run out of filling and still had a bit of extra dough left. So I decided to make a few extra ravioli …

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Mar 09

Salmone al Cartoccio

I received a special request from a friend to post a salmon recipe, here it is! A super easy and quick way to prepare salmon, I am not even sure it can be classified as a recipe! Because salmon has an intense flavor I decided to make it using very few ingredients. Also I chose …

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Feb 28

Torta di Carote, Nocciole, e Mele

Carrot, hazelnut, and apple cake.  This is one of my favorite cakes for breakfast, with some caffellatte. If you don’t have hazelnut flour, blend the nuts together with some of the sugar. The sugar will absorb the oil released by the nuts and will help to blend them into a fine powder. Ingredients 3 eggs …

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