Egg Tart with Asparagus

Tortino agli Asparagi Verdi (Egg Tart with Asparagus)

When Laney arrived in Italy, I was so excited to finally meet her…and to get to know the American girl who would help me to speak English better and who gave me the opportunity to cook and join her blog! It was love at first sight! I spent three wonderful days with her, Monica and Cristina – eating, drinking and seeing places in Italy unknown even to me! We had such a great time! On the last day of her […]

Pork Loin in Pastry Crust

Maiale in Crosta – Pork Loin in Pastry Crust

I’ll be honest – I always keep a nice pork loin in my freezer! I find it is very versatile, and in my little cookery experience, I’ve made it several different ways. But my favorite and especially for my husband Manuele is Maiale in Crosta/ Pork Loin in Pastry Crust. This recipe, adapted from Benedetta Parodi, is one of the first recipes I cooked after I got married a few years ago. Benedetta Parodi is a very popular Italian journalist, cookbook author and she has […]

Baked Pasta with Gorgonzola

Pasta al Forno con Gorgonzola {Baked Pasta with Gorgonzola}

Gorgonzola cheese is one of my most favourite foods! The taste of Gorgonzola is a mix between savory and sweet- wonderful! Its history traces back to the year 879 AD  to town of Gorgonzola, near Milan and was first called the  “stracchino di Gorgonzola” or “stracchino verde”.  Made from cow’s milk, the main characteristic of Gorgonzola is the green vein, which is a mold named “pennicillum glaucum”. Gorgonzola cheese is very soft and the mold is the reason for the malleability which makes it […]