One of my favourite recipes comes from the former entertainment district of Naples: pasta allo scarpariello with sun-ripened tomatoes, chili, basil and lots of cheese. Italian joie de vivre on a
If you would like to surprise your family or guests with a very special pasta dish, I would highly recommend this recipe from Abruzzo: homemade spaghetti with spicy pesto and chilli sheep ricotta from
Their bright orange colour is a sight for sore eyes. And at the very latest, when the delicate pumpkin gnocchi melt in your mouth on spicy sage butter, you will be more than happy that it is
The Sicilian-style sweet and sour pumpkin is a simple and rustic side dish known in Sicily as o ficatu ri setti cannola - the liver of the seven taps. The dish from the market The recipe for
Such a creamy soup with chestnuts and lentils will not only warm your stomach and your soul. In Italy we also firmly believe that it brings us luck. Especially if it's made with the right
The people of Naples love fish and seafood in all variations. Especially in the cooler seasons also mussels have high season. For example as mussel soup, a culinary classic with a royal
This is what summer should taste like: the simple tart with baked tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella is enhanced by herbs such as marjoram and thyme. Whether from the garden or from the pot on your
Chicken, lemons, salt and pepper - that's all it takes for a delicious and juicy roast chicken. The chicken is in the oven in no time, leaving you time for an espresso or aperitif. But don't forget:
According to an old saying in Italy, if you go to Lucca and don’t try buccellato, this sweet Tuscan cake, you haven't been to Lucca at all. In Tuscany, there are very special stories surrounding the
In Italy, pollo al latte is a very popular dish amongst mothers as it is so easy and quick to make. And children love it because it tastes so delicious. Our home was no exception. Quick and easy
Hugo is the latest addition to the cocktail family. It is a sparkling Prosecco with the scent of lemon balm or elderberry cordial and fresh mint. The slightly alcoholic and delicious aperitif from the
Don’t let first impressions fool you! Spaghetti alla Nerano is not just a dish of ordinary spaghetti with courgettes. The provolone (a cheese originating in Casilli near Vesuvius, where it is still
Summer is turning everything green! Why not prepare green beans in a different way: for example, baked in the oven and marinated with herbs and capers? A perfect starter for all those who love strong
Spätzle literally means little sparrows but in several Central European countries, and in South Tyrol where they are very popular, it refers to a type of pasta. Alpine cuisine meets Bella Italia:
Take garlic, olive oil, pepperoni and one of the simplest, tastiest and most famous pasta dishes from Naples is ready. But did you know that, once upon a time many moons ago, this pasta led to the
As fluffy and light as the clouds in the summer sky and as sweet as love. It is no wonder that the “heaven cake” from Lombardy has a reputation as being a true seducer. The monk who forgot his
A crispy base, a heart of lemon cream and to top it off, crunchy pine nuts. “Granny cake” is what they call this delicacy in Italy. It is a declaration of love to Tuscany and to all grandmothers of
This autumnal dessert is loved in northern Italy as much as in Switzerland and France: sweet chestnut puree with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Majestic like the real Mont Blanc. And incredibly
Sweet seduction in Italian. A soft heart of chocolate, crunchy hazelnuts and a touch of orange. This simple chocolate cake seduces with its intense aromas. It tastes great with coffee or, even better,
Colourful peppers and tomatoes bring the taste of summer and lots of colour to your table: peperonata is a typical Italian side dish or starter. My family, for example, loves it on toasted white bread
Whenever my mother or grandmother decided to make pasta al forno when I was a child, it always turned it into a wonderful day. The baked pasta casserole lured everyone to the table and put a smile on
Polpette di Pelliccia - potato meatballs - from Tuscany are crispy and simply irresistible. Children also love them especially because of the wonderful story of Mr. Pelliccia (fur coat), which is
As white as cream, as red as raspberries and as black as chocolate! But the colourful “Snow White Cake” is not only a feast for the eyes. Because fluffy crème, fruity berries and fine chocolate sponge
Cooking in a salt crust is one of the best and most gentle methods of preparing tender meat, poultry and, above all, fish. Even trout can become juicy and incredibly aromatic in a salt crust. This
This simple cake is light and airy, not too sweet and tastes as delicious when fresh as when toasted. We Italians like to dunk the Torta semplice into our coffee, a hot cocoa or a glass of cold milk.
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This blog is dedicated to simple, traditional Italian food.
Most of the recipes you will discover on AModoMio are everyday dishes, that require few ingredients and that you can bring to the table with little effort. Besides simple recipes, you will find others, that require more attention and time, such as handmade pasta and ravioli, long-leavening- pandoro or pizza, lasagne or a braised beef. In our often hectic way of life we rarely get to prepare them ourselves. In this sense, AModoMio is an initiative against culinary forgetting, an ark of taste and of kitchen traditions.
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