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Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio

Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio

During a dinner with friends, some days ago, my friend Francesca made me try the Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio, a raw,  marinated pumpkin. In her version (which actually is her mother in law recipe), the pumpkin is cut in pieces, not too thin, and seasoned with pine nuts and garlic (too much garlic in my opinion!). […] Read more…

Ratatouille in bread crust with Roquefort sauce

Ratatouille in bread crust with Roquefort sauce

Many people think the ratatouille is a “French caponata”: the basic difference between the two dishes is that the ratatouille is simply made by chopped vegetable without using vinegar and sugar, which are typical in the Sicilian dish. I wanted to enrich this plate adding a Roquefort sauce, serving it in a cute way: I […] Read more…

Chicken and vegetables fried rice

Chicken and vegetables fried rice

Chicken and vegetables fried rice is an eastern-style dish that people normally taste at the Chinese Restaurant. I like Asian food sooo much, I love soy sauce…I think in a certain way I am dependant on eastern-food 😀 ! When I was at university, I ate it at least once per week! I remember that, when I […] Read more…

Paccheri with ricotta cream and cubed vegetables

Paccheri with ricotta cream and vegetables

Paccheri with ricotta cream (that is lemon-scented) and saffron-flavoured cubed vegetables are an elegant, refined first course in both taste and appearance, and will satisfy the most demanding vegetarian palates. The trick for a perfect dish is to choose first-rate ingredients that can naturally flavour the dish without burdening it with excess fat or spices. […] Read more…