Farro Pasta Salad with Stir Fried Veggies and Bocconcini

When in Italy eat pasta. When in Napoli eat pizza. Any other Mediterranean dish is fine too but pizza, or better Neapolitan Pizza, is something special and - allow me to say - unique to this city. Astonishingly tasty, cheap and hard to replicate at home. I'm not sure why. The secret of Neapolitan pizza is well kept. Here [...]

Sanguinaccio aka Neapolitan Chocolate Sauce (Ready in 10 minutes)

Sanguinaccio is a typical Neapolitan black pudding originally prepared with pig's blood during the Carnival holidays. Now don't tell me you expected something pink, heart shaped and cute for Valentine's Day. I wouldn't like to disappoint you but... Things are that I'm not too up for acts of romanticism inspired by a well planned marketing strategy.  I can hold down my cynicism, [...]

How To Get Your Food Photos Accepted By Foodgawker

Note: I'm neither a professional food photographer nor a particularly good amateurish photographer but I've learnt something along my journey to get my photos accepted by Foodgawker and I believe that sharing a few tips would be no harm to you. OK. Let's start. This is not a post about Food Photography nor a Lightroom tutorial. This is [...]

Pasta with Lentils and Sausage Ragu (Vegetarian)

When my mum prepares "Pasta e lenticchie", it is all about broken spaghetti (or pasta mista) and black lentils. As usual I broke the rules combining two popular dishes, ragu and pasta e lenticchie, in one scrumptious main. I love Italian cuisine but sometimes I feel it's too rigid and way too traditional. Who told you that legumes can't be mixed [...]