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Panforte

Candied fruits. Someone hates them, someone loves them. I have always been part of the first ones, small chunks of candied orange peel or candied pumpkin have the power to keep me away from cassate, cannoli or christmas panettone. For the same reason I was not a big fan of the senese Christmas cake, the
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Cassatelle di Agira

I grew up in the kitchen. The kitchen was the house’s room where I spent most of my childhood, doing my homework, reading or watching my favourite tv series, while my mothers was cooking our supper, a “crostata” or a cake. When I started cooking, first as a simple passionate, my family recipes, my family
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Spiced pumpkin bread

The pumpkin you can see on the picture is the “zucca mantovana”. Among the several kinds of pumpkin that grow in Italy, the Mantovana is my favorite one. The outside skin is green and hard, the orange pulp is firm , sweet and is suitable for many dishes. The soups are creamy even without using
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Pappa al pomodoro, a Tuscan tomatoes and bread soup

The first time I visited Florence I was a young tourist; those three days of many years ago I remember  a very cold weather and my inappropriate coat, the stunning city view from the Piazzale Michelangelo, the silent atmosphere early mornings – well my Hotel was located in the old city centre, closed to the
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Cauliflower and split red lentils soup

I said “welcome” to the New Year sitting beside the Thames river, looking at the fireworks, so grateful to be again in my favorite city with my family. Grateful yes, 2017 has been a good year, rich of professional goals, really hard moments and unexpected conquests. I’m not that kind of person who loves to
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Cuccia, legumes and wheat soup

Working with food means researching and testing new eating habits. Nowadays the request of vegetarian or vegan dishes is growing more and more. New ingredients are appeared in my kitchen such as quinoa, various seeds, powder yeast, vegetable milks and so on. Some of them are now a new habitude in my diet, like almond
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Savoy cabbage rolls

The food the you see on my blog is the food that I usually cook for me, family and friend. I know, it may seems normal but… not, it doesn’t. I love cooking and testing new ingedients, taking photos and writing too, the blog is my personal playground, an open door of my virtual home
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