Suscello Pasquale - Beef-lamb meatballs spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, simmered in beef stock and then gratinee with ricotta cream. This specialty is typically prepared during Easter in the town of Messina in Sicily.
Pastiera Napoletana my way - My take on the classical Eastern dessert from Naples, this galette has a sweet filling of ricotta, wheat berries, orange blossoms water and candied fruits. A perfect dessert for a sunny afternoon picnic!
Walking through the oldest part of the Sicilian town of Siracusa, on the Ortigia island, is always a charming experience. What best then to enjoy the blazing Mediterranean sun than sipping a cup of coffee by the Baroque main square?
The little island of Ortigia constitutes the center of the old Greek town of Siracusa. The island is laded with remnants from its past many of which hidden in small courtyards like this Medieval staircase.
For my upcoming cooking class I wanted to create a recipe that would highlight the sweet richness of Paccheri pasta. As it is often the case, simple is best, when you have such great pasta to start with.
Penne with pumpkin-sage sauce, crispy bacon and amarettini crumbs
For one of my cooking class I wanted to develop a recipe inspired by the famous "tortelli di zucca" done in Emilia-Romagna in Italy. Pumpkin, sage, bacon, amaretti is what I came up with. Inviting enough? What do you think?