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.
Torta due colori - two-coloured cake - is name of the Italian version of the marble cake. For us Italians, the marble cake is a delicious treat for every and any occasion: we have marble cake when we
This recipe is so simple that you will be more than surprised with the final result. Those of you who like spicy food will love pasta arrabiata with its chilli, garlic and tomatoes. This dish will
Sun-ripened tomatoes, the delicious smell of garlic, basil and white bread. Tomato soup is, without a doubt, the flavour of summer. In Florence, they lovingly call it pappa al pomodoro. Pappa is the
You do not need many ingredients to create a rich and full taste. For example, bacon, pecorino and pepper are all that is needed for the rustic spaghetti alla gricia. The perfect pasta when time is
This combination of rice pudding and chestnuts will put a huge smile on your face. Some say that rice pudding is a dish for children. In northern Italy, we could not disagree more. We believe that
The colours of the torta cioccolato e lamponi are a true masterpiece, the composition of the aromas is a poem: dark chocolate meets fruity raspberries, quirky pistachios and piquant pink peppercorns.
The Sorrento-style gnocchi au gratin are a classic from the Amalfi Coast and Campania. Besides the potato dumplings, the other leading roles are played by sun-ripened aubergines and tomatoes. The dish
Gnocchi are among the classics of Italian cuisine. And the gnocchi recipes are just as diverse as Italy's regions. One recipe originates from the northern Italian Alps and the Apennines. The typical
We all know gnocchi mainly from potato dough. But in Italy's regions, these delicious little pasta dumplings are also made from various types of flour, polenta or bread. In Venice and in Sicily,
If you love Italian cuisine, you simply have to try pasta fresca. Making your own pasta is really not rocket science. And if you follow the tricks that I learned from my grandmother, Nina, you will
Elderberry grows at the edge of almost every forest and many people today make their own syrup from the fragrant flowers. They give the juicy mascarpone elderberry cake its special aroma: a promise of
In this salad, slightly bitter dandelion teams up with green asparagus, and meets fruity pear, physalis and nuts. A dressing of lemon and chilli combines the unique aromas to create a work of art. On
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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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