Dad’s French Toast

Dad’s French Toast (serves 3 | 15 minutes | easy) An ancient family tradition that dates back 20 years, and one of the five dishes in my dad’s culinary repertoire (along with risotto, carbonara, penne alla vodka and fried eggs). I hope this dish can...

Polpette di Pane

Polpette di Pane (serves 2 | 20 minutes | easy) A wonderful recipe, focused on the resourceful nonne and nonni of Basilicata who transformed breadcrumbs into stand alone meatballs, although the best term to use would actually be polpette, as there is no meat...

Pappa al Pomodoro

Pappa al Pomodoro (serves 3 | 1.5 hours | easy) One of those recipes that brings a ray of light and feeling of summer in your life and palate. It’s also great because it requires using old, stale bread—you can finally put to good use all that bread in the back...

Sicilian Panelle

Sicilian Panelle (serves 4 | 2 hours | easy) Panelle, deep fried chickpea flour fritters, are one of Sicily’s most famous street foods, most commonly eaten between two slices of bread. Strolling through Palermo you can find them in all friggitorie – small food...

Casatiello

Casatiello (makes 1 | 40 minutes | easy) This traditional Neapolitan savoury bread or cake is simply delicious. Easy to make, especially for people who don’t enjoy chopping and slow cooking things. It tastes even better a couple of days after you make it, and it...