Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn

A native-born Italian - "D.O.C." – Paola has lived and worked abroad for nearly a decade. Cooking has always been her passion; she always likes to experiment with different tastes and textures, tingeing from the Italian culinary culture to create her own personal recipes, however trying to remain faithful to the authentic Italian traditions, flavors, and ingredients. She started her blog “Passion and Cooking” (www.passionandcooking.com) in October 2012 to showcase my recipes and give her readers a sampling of the true Italian lifestyle, through traditional cooking


  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   A tasty, healthy and easy recipe to prepare for family meal. I suggest that you enjoy it as a main course accompanied by mash potatoes or steamed rice. I learned this appetizing recipe when I visited beautiful Rome this summer. A wonderful cook and fr...

  WTI Magazine #76    2016 February 15Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   An appetizing and tasty antipasto to serve with toasted bread or a side dish with meat. When peppers are grilled, they taste completely different from raw ones and, in my opinion, are more appetizing and certainly more easily tolerated, since the indi...

  WTI Magazine #71    2015 October, 30Author : Author      Translation by:   This is a typical dish of Sicily, land of sea, sun and, of course, an extraordinary culinary tradition. It blends together the taste of the most typical ingredients of this beautiful land: fish, citrus, pine nuts and raisins. The sardine's fishy taste goes well well wit...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   An autumn delight with an irresistibly intense flavor of chestnuts and chocolate. These tasty truffels are prepared with boiled chestnuts, melted chocolate and Maraschino liqueur, then dusted with a layer of cocoa powder. The preparation is simple and...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Stewed artichokes are a delicious contorno (side dish) to prepare either in autumn or in spring when they are in season. The addition of orange peel, fresh mint and parsley adds a special taste to this dish. Artichokes are widely cultivated in the Medite...

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Author      Translation by:   This year I will celebrate Easter with cassata, a delicious, tempting and colorful cake. Cassata is a typical dessert of the Sicilian pastry, in particular of Palermo. In the past it was enjoyed exclusively to celebrate Easter after the long period of Lent: a well-deserve...

This pie makes a colorful and a tasty starter or a delicious main dish. The crust is made with briseée dough while the filling is prepared with Swiss chard, first boiled, then sautéed with anchovies and mixed with fresh ricotta cheese. This is a superb combination of flavors.

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   This is refreshing and healthy salad made with chickpeas, olives, tomatoes and onions, flavored with olive oil and fresh basil making this salad even more delicious. This is a perfect vegetarian dish for a light summer lunch and is best served fresh...

  WTI Magazine #38    2014 July, 9Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Tagliata, a sliced steak, is a tasty and impressive beef course commonly served in many Italian restaurants nowadays, and it is quite easy to prepare at home too. The word tagliata derives from the verb tagliare, to cut. In fact, after it has been cooked...