Guest recipes from fellow Italians around the world


February 3

Pasta and chickpeas and ricotta by Elena Giorgi,


This week we guest this taste recipe from our friend Elena, she is computational biologist with passion for the photography and for writing

February 24

Passatelli in broth by Giulia Babbi Bellini


Today it is the turn of our dear friend and talented photographer Giulia! We invite you to periodically take a look at new website Giulia is developing and working on:

March 24

Tordelli di Lucca by Elena Leoncioni


This week our Italian friend Elena, who lives in Tokyo, Japan, shares with us a tasty and traditional recipe from Lucca, a beautiful small town in Tuscany. If you are arranging a journey in Toscana don’t miss a stop there, even just to taste the tordelli di Lucca!

April 28

Aubergine tower – torretta di melanzane by Matteo Fantacchiotti

Our friend Matteo has shared with us a recipe inspired by the torretta di melanzane, a dish created by the renowned Italian chef Alfonso Iaccarino. If you want to taste the original, you can go to his restaurant Don Alfonso di Sant’Agata dei Due Golfi in the Amalfi Coast.



May 19

Pasta (trofie) with pesto sauce by Massimo 

The recipe of this week is kindly offered by Massimo, an Italian friend (and cousin of one of us :-)) who lives in Houston together with his beautiful kids and his lovely wife.

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June 22

Risotto with mushrooms by Silvia

Our Italian friend Silvia from New Zealand (very far from us! 🙂 ) sent us her version of mushroom risotto.