Latteruolo is a nutritious milk-based Italian dessert typical from Emilia Romagna, Marche and Tuscany regions. Latteruolo is also known as lattaciolo or casadello and basically is a pudding cake made with milk, eggs, sugar, a little bit of flour and variously flavored with vanilla pod or lemon peel or ground nutmeg. Another simple and delicious rec...

These delicious shortbread cookies are a must for the Italian Holiday season and cold winter days. The whipped shortbread pastry, in Italian FROLLA MONTATA, is a buttery pastry used for the preparation of desserts that require a cookie press or a pastry bag. Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a warm cup of tea, espresso, or cappuccino. Mer...

Taròz is a traditional dish from Valtellina (Lombardy region), made with green beans, potatoes, onion, and Valtellina Casera PDO cheese. The word Taroz in dialect means blend (tarare = to blend). Taròz is usually served as an appetizer or as a side dish alongside local salumi such as Bresaola from Valtellina PGI.  INGREDIENTS  2 medium potatoes 10...

Let's celebrate the Fall season by baking a decadent chocolate pumpkin cake. This cake has a super moist texture and a chocolatey and nutty aroma. It can be prepared by using fresh or canned pumpkins with the addition of any kind of nuts. I highly recommend using natural cocoa powder and the best quality ingredients because good food depends almost...

Keep summertime flavors alive in your desserts: Peach crumble is a delicious spoon dessert composed of a crunchy topping that hides a heart of soft and juicy peaches. The crumble is an English dessert, in fact "crumble" is also a verb meaning to reduce to small pieces (crumbs), and is made of fruit covered by a "crumbly" layer of sweet dough.  The...

Goat milk jello is a lighter version of the well known Italian dessert panna cotta.  Typically it is served with berries, caramel or chocolate sauce, fruit coulis and because of its great versatility it is possible to create a different topping every time. It is up to your creativity.  Summer is the season of apricots in Italy, so I prepared a deli...

Zucchini flowers in beer batter are an excellent aperitif to accompany a refreshing drink. The delicate zucchini flowers, beautiful to look at and delicious to taste, can be used in different recipes. They are very versatile, excellent in risotto, with pasta, filled with ricotta and, if you like, as a delicious appetizer.  The Cocoon beer batter, w...

Risotto with beer, mortadella and pistachios … if you’re looking for something a little different to eat – delicious and not too difficult – then you might want to try this special recipe.  This is a nutritious and tasty first course that juxtaposes the slightly sweet and rich flavor of mortadella with subtle acidity of Cocoon beer, produced locall...

Do you like both traditional tiramisù and lemon? This is the dessert for you, fresh and fragrant, especially in the summertime. Originally a recipe from Campania, where the lemon trees of Sorrento and Amalfi, with their intense citrus flavor, are the real cuisine stars.  Tiramisù is prepared with fresh mascarpone cheese (see homemade mascarpone), l...

Let’s celebrate spring with delicious and nutritious salad. Peas are part of the legume family. They have an impressive nutritional profile being rich in antioxidants, good carbs, protein and fiber but relatively low in calories. They are a good source of energy. Asparagus, belonging to garlic and onion family, shares the same diuretic properties....