Cavolo Nero Pesto

Cavolo nero pesto (serves 4 | 10 minutes | easy) We all love pesto, but unfortunately store-bought ones just don’t taste good—and basil is only in season for a few months per year. Cavolo Nero is the perfect substitute.  10 kale leaves – extra virgin olive...

Ottolenghi’s Fennel & Tomato Gratin

Ottolenghi’s Fennel & Tomato Gratin (serves 4 | 1 hour and 10 minutes  | easy) From my series of #iorestoacasa lockdown recipes. Quarantine is becoming challenging, I must admit. So for today’s lunch I wanted to make a veggie dish that would be...

Peperonata Calabrese

Peperonata Calabrese (serves 4 | 1.5 hours | easy) A dish that belongs to the category of my favorite veggie dishes of all time: peperonata. Every region, town and family has its own peperonata recipe. Some people use peppers and nothing else, whereas others add tons...

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...