Risotto ai funghi (mushrooms)

Have you forgotten some mushrooms in the lower shelf of the fridge? It is time to resurrect them and make a beautiful risotto! You already know our uncofined love for this dish. However, I did not tell you my great love for mushrooms, yet. The saga started when I was probably 8 years old. I…

Tagliatelle al pesto and pan-seared salmon

It was Friday, and as I tried to lift some weights in the gym my head goes to, “what do we do tonight for dinner? going out or staying home?”. As the barbell went up over the shoulders, I was enlightened by the thought of the pesto sauce! Do not ask why, but I felt…

Crostata with straberry jam

Italian homemade food, for me, includes many amazing dishes, but one of the first images that comes to my mind is a jam crostata with its signature chessboard look! The smell, the taste and the consistency of this baked beauty take me back to my country where flour and eggs are the royal ingredients and…

Risotto ai carciofi (artichokes)

In Italy, April is the month of the artichokes. During the Easter fesitivities, we religiously eat them until almost getting naused. My grandma makes the best fried artichokes you can ever imagine. In those days, they rarely make it to the dining table as we all finish them beforehand just milliseconds after they come out…

Spaghetti gamberi and spinaci

As I always do during my grocery, i love looking at the seafood bancone. Last Friday, my eyes went to these beautiful white shrimps. I took a pound of them and brought them back home. I really needed to do something with them, so I opened the kitchen cabinet and, of course, a pack of…

Risotto zucchini and pan seared salmon

For anyone that did not figure it out yet, we are in love with salmon, in any shape and form, beautifully soft on the inside and well seasoned and crispy on the outside! This risotto represents the perfect mix between our love for risotti (house favorites!) and the salmon filets. And, of course, zucchini just…

Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce

Whitout any doubts, the italian cusine in a dish: simplicity and importance of the ingredients! This dish reminds me of the lunches I had with my Grandpa and Grandma right after school. The smell of the garlic sizzling in the oil and the richness of the tomatoes cooking slowly with that absolute divine aroma of…

Risotto with leeks “porri” and taleggio cheese

I can’t help myself everytime I see fresh leeks to think about this risotto. It is my favorite. It has that sweet and delicate taste of the leaks in contrast with the incredible and strong dominance of talegggio, a cheese originally from Val Taleggio near Milan. As the risotto may be too cheesy and intense,…

Salmon with roasted asparagus

A day where my little cells did not grow as expected or an antibody did not work as it should’ve (sorry for being so nerdy!), I call Lou and by the tone of my voice she knows: “Salmon?”. Me: “Absolutely, you read my mind!” This dish is our most comfortable dinner, which suddenly eliminates any…

Tiramisú

By far, our favorite dessert! I have tried thousands of versions, but nothing tastes like the original one, just simple and delicious. It is the best dessert to finish a special dinner with your loved ones. It is perfect to bring it to your friends house, you will hardly find someone that doesn’t like tiramisú….