La ribollita (Tuscan Minestrone)

Frankprimi piatti, Soups, Toscana14 Comments


We’ve already gone over the basic recipe for minestrone on this blog. Once you’ve mastered that, it is a lot of fun to explore the many varieties of minestrone from all over Lo Stivale (meaning ‘the boot’ one of the many nicknames Italians give to their country). Perhaps the most delicious … Read More

Piselli alla romana (Roman-Style Peas)

Frankcontorno, Lazio19 Comments

Now piselli alla romana may be the shortest post I ever write, as this tasty and elegant side dish is about as simple as a recipe can get, short of boiling water. Ingredients Serves 4-6 as a side dish 1 large bag  (approx. 450g/16 oz) of frozen peas, or the equivalent … Read More