Tiny tasty bread – pizzi leccesi, traditional Salento food

Pizzi leccesi are small and tasty bread filled with black olives, cherry tomatoes and onion. They are really delicious and remind me of all my trips in Salento. I pizzi, like every product of my land, have ancient and peasant origins. In fact these small […]

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How to make Italian pizza at home

Crunchy pizza even at home? It took me several experiments (for several I mean at least one pizza a week for several months), but in the end I found the secret ingredient! To be able to get the typical crispness of pizza like in pizzeria, […]

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Spaghetti al cartoccio

Gli spaghetti al cartoccio sono un primo piatto davvero originale. La cottura al cartoccio è una tecnica che mescola la cottura tipica al forno con quella al vapore. In questo modo la pasta avrà una cottura al forno ma non risulterà troppo secca o bruciata. Inoltre […]

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Pumpkin and cinnamon soup

What is autumn for me? It’s the sound of my shoes on the crunchy leaves. it’s my beloved homemade soups, my comfort food. It’s the smell of cinnamon. It’s the blanket on the sofa and vanilla candles. It’s sitting next the window and watching the […]

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Meatballs with sauce

Meatballs with sauce are a simple homemade dish. It was a poor dish, made with meat’s leftovers. Leftovers were mixed together with other ingredients, such as eggs and bread. Today, however, this would be a “noble” dish, as you choose top quality ingredients: fresh ground […]

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Fresh fruit crostata with italian custard cream

Fruit tart is a classical Italian dessert, perfect for summer. Colorful and delicious, it’s the summer variant of jam crostata. You can choose the fruit you want. For this recipe I chose red grapes, banana, kiwi and strawberries. The origins of this dessert are mixed with […]

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