Burrata Ravioli with Cod Confit and Chard Puree (Ravioli di Burrata con Merluzzo e Purè di Bietole)

It’s amazing how much inspiration for new dishes I get from one trip to Italy. We are about to leave for this year’s trip to Italy, but I haven’t prepared all the dishes yet that I wanted to after last … Continue reading Burrata Ravioli with Cod Confit and Chard Puree (Ravioli di Burrata con Merluzzo e Purè di Bietole)

Pasta with Sous Vide Lamb Ragù and Ricotta Cream (Orecchiette al Ragù di Agnello con Crema di Ricotta)

Still more food from our trip to Southern Italy last September. We had dinner in Puglia at Già Sotto l’Arco, and one of the dishes there was orecchiette with a lamb ragù and cream of ricotta. The cream of ricotta … Continue reading Pasta with Sous Vide Lamb Ragù and Ricotta Cream (Orecchiette al Ragù di Agnello con Crema di Ricotta)

Spaghetti with Mackerel and Breadcrumbs (Spaghetti allo Sgombro con pangrattato dorato)

Bea has Sicilian roots and that clearly shows in the recipe for Vermicelli alle Alici con pangrattato dorato that she posted recently. Since fresh anchovies are not so easy to find around here and it is a lot of work to clean … Continue reading Spaghetti with Mackerel and Breadcrumbs (Spaghetti allo Sgombro con pangrattato dorato)

Fresh Pasta with Red Onion, White Beans, and Pecorino (Fileja con cipolla di Tropea, Poverello bianco e pecorino del Poro)

Red onions are the specialty of the town of Tropea in Calabria in the deep South of Italy. Red onions are even known as “cipolle di Tropea” throughout Italy. In and around Tropea you see red onions everywhere. The local … Continue reading Fresh Pasta with Red Onion, White Beans, and Pecorino (Fileja con cipolla di Tropea, Poverello bianco e pecorino del Poro)