Tagged with parmigiano reggiano

Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi al Forno)

Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi al Forno)

I don’t prepare artichokes very often, because they are usually too expensive for what will be left after you clean them. This is what I commented when Jo of Frascati Cooking That’s Amore recently blogged about a recipe from Lombardia for oven-roasted artichokes with parmigiano, breadcrumbs, and mint. Lo and behold, just a few days … Continue reading

Pasta with Parsley Root

Pasta with Parsley Root

Parsley root is exactly what it sounds like: the root of a parsley plant. They can be cultivated in a size as large as parsnips, and from their appearance they could easily be mistaken for parsnips. But they have a different flavor, and taste like parsley. When roasted, parsley root gets a nice sweet earthy … Continue reading

Ravioli al Prosciutto

Ravioli al Prosciutto

Homemade ravioli can be considered to be my signature dish. These delicate parcels of deliciousness are not that hard to make once you get the hang of them, and the possibilities are endless. Since I haven’t posted a new recipe in a while, here is a new variety: ravioli stuffed with prosciutto and ricotta. As … Continue reading

Gnudi (Basil Ricotta Dumplings)

Gnudi (Basil Ricotta Dumplings)

Sometimes I get a request from a reader that leads me to discovering a new dish. For instance malloreddus pasta with fennel and sausage, now one of my favorite pasta dishes. This time it was Himeros who requested my take on basil-ricotta gnudi. These are the Tuscan name for nude ravioli, or ravioli filling that … Continue reading

Green Ravioli with Ham

Green Ravioli with Ham

Despite my forays into fusion, my favorite cuisine remains Italian home cooking. I’ve started following another blog in Italian, Grembiule da Cucina, hosted by Simona, an experience Italian home cook. She posted her family’s meatball recipe, which is also used for various stuffings. I inquired whether it was also used for ravioli, and Simona replied that … Continue reading

Cheese Ravioli

Cheese Ravioli

In 2007 during our first wine discovery tour through Italy, we visited Castello di Brolio in Tuscany and had dinner at the restaurant that was part of the winery. They served a tasting menu to showcase their wines, and with the Chianti Classico they served ravioli stuffed with ricotta and pecorino, garnish with sauteed spinach … Continue reading

Fennel Gratin (Finocchi Gratinati)

Fennel Gratin (Finocchi Gratinati)

As a main course for the serata piemontese I prepared Brasato al Barolo, beef braised in Barolo wine. I used a wagyu brisket for this that was cooked sous-vide with 2 bottles of Barolo and aromatics for 48 hours at 57ºC/135ºF. The meat was tender and juicy and the sauce was amazing. I asked my … Continue reading

Penne with Cavolo Nero and Parmigiano

Penne with Cavolo Nero and Parmigiano

Cavolo nero is my favorite type of cabbage. You could substitute with kale if you can’t find cavolo nero, but cavolo nero has a sweeter taste. You can think of it as the elegant Italian cousin of kale. This pasta dish is quick, easy, and delicious. The cavolo nero is parboiled and then stir fried … Continue reading

Spinach Tartlets (Sformatini di Spinaci)

Spinach Tartlets (Sformatini di Spinaci)

This is the second post in the series of recipes that I made for Conor’s visit. Are you curious what Conor has to say about his visit? Hop over to his blog to find out the connection between me and Hannibal Lecter… It was easy to decide upon a secondo (main course) for the welcome dinner for Conor. Since … Continue reading

How to make your own Pesto alla Genovese

Pesto is one of those things that is so much better when you make it yourself rather than buy it in a store! I’m talking about the most common and famous type of pesto here: Pesto alla Genovese. This sauce is made from basil, pine nuts, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, aged pecorino, … Continue reading