“Pasta e patate”

ricetta pasta e patate

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I apologize, but today you have to take this recipe with the Italian name, translating it would be misrepresenting the recipe itself. “Pasta e patate” is an Italian traditional dish, specifically from the Neapolitan culinary tradition, made from pasta and potatoes. A poor dish, prepared with a few ingredients, easy to prepare, nutritious and with a unique taste. Read more

Pea and orange soup

crema di piselli e arancia

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On one hand, the 21st of March, or in other words, the official first day of spring has already passed and I’m fantasizing about cold and refreshing summer soups, despite the capricious weather. Read more

Parsnip and apple creamy soup

parsnip  and apple creamy soup

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The first time I had to deal with a parsnip, I imagined holding just an anemic big carrot in my hands. Of course, I was wrong, parsnips are parsnips; carrots are carrots, even if they look very similar. It seems the “brave” parsnips love the winter temperatures, so this explains why they are found almost everywhere in Quebec during our well known cold winter. Parsnips by the way are a good source of potassium and folic acid. Read more

Cauliflower and amaranth creamy soup

crème d'amarrant et chou-fleur

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Archived the colours and the lights of Christmas; it takes a lot of strength and happiness to face the worst months of the winter, with its terrible temperatures and its several inches of snow. I’ve tried to find innovative dishes, using for the very first time the amaranth. Read more

Canederli (Knödel) with smoked ham

canederli au jambon fumé

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There are two things that are not negotiable in my family during Christmas days: the broth and the raffle. No matter how old you are, if you are tired or not, you are morally obliged to eat at least 2 tablespoons of broth and play one turn at the raffle. We eat broth in a different way, with a different kind of pasta. Read more