El Rincón de Nonno Luigi

La Polenta

La Polenta

Polenta is a traditional recipe from northern Italy, specifically from the mountainous region of Lombardy. It is a hearty and comforting recipe in cold weather. It is a recipe based on corn flour. In the old days it was cooked over a low heat in a large casserole with...

Raspberry Panna-cotta

Raspberry Panna-cotta

Ingredients: -500ml liquid cream 100g of sugar vanilla extract 10g of gelatine Preparation: In a bowl of cold water put the gelatin sheets. Let them hydrate. Bring a pan with the cream and sugar to the boil. Remove from the heat and add the well-drained gelatine. Stir...

Spaghetti with mushrooms

Buongiorno a tutti!

Here’s one more of our family’s favorite recipes! The “Spaghetti alle vongole” (Spaghetti with beans) Nonno Luigi style! A simple and very seafood dish…a childhood dish that I used to eat in Italy!

Risotto with zucchini (Zucchini risotto)

Risotto with zucchini (Zucchini risotto)

Ingredients: -250g of rice (better special risotto) but the round -Half liter of chicken or vegetable broth -Olive oil -Butter -Pepper and salt -2-3 elongated zucchini -1 onion -160ml of white or dry wine -Grated Parmiggiano cheese Choose 2 or 3 medium sized zucchini,...

Apple fritters for the quarantine at home

Apple fritters for the quarantine at home

In these days in which we have to stay at home yes or yes we have much more time to take advantage and cook both salty and pastry. Here I choose to remember a classic sweet recipe. It is a recipe that allows us to take advantage of apples that already lose their...

Carpaccio

Carpaccio

El Carpaccio La curiosa historia del carpaccio: "Corre el año 1950 y estamos en Venecia. El famoso hostelero Giuseppe Cipriani, tiene que preparar un plato especial para su amiga, la condesa Amalia Nani Monicego. Resulta que a la mujer le han prohibido comer carne...

Panettone Recipe

El Panettone es el dulce navideño italiano por excelencia. Elaborar un Panettone casero no es tarea fácil pero os daré una bastante sencilla. Si no sale siempre tenéis el recurso de comprarlos. Las marcas que más me gustan : Bauli, Le tre Marie, o Paluani. La historia...

Pumpkin soup (crema de calabaza)

Hello everyone! We are in autumn, the time of pumpkins, chestnuts, mushrooms and other foods typical of this time. Today we present a classic recipe for this season: pumpkin cream. It is deliciously soft and its color fills us with energy! It is advisable to always...

Spaghetti with anchovies (with anchoas)

Buongiorno!! Hoy voy a presentaros una receta sencilla y muy sabrosa. La pasta con anchoas. Normalmente uso espaguetis pero podéis usar la pasta que queráis. Es una receta con un sabor intenso y muy marinero. Aunque no os guste mucho las anchoas seguro que esta receta...

The “Topini” della mia nonna!

The "topini" or better known as "gnocchi" is a very traditional recipe. In Livorno, my hometown, they are called "topini." This word means "little mice", a form that this peculiar pasta recipe made of potato and flour takes. I pass the recipe to you as we have made it...

“Brodo” Navideño (Italian-style Christmas broth)

In my region, Tuscany, in Italy it is very typical for Christmas dinner to serve a warm broth as a first course after the starters and as expected the pasta is present since once the broth is prepared we add some Tortellini stuffed with meat. At home, we also sprinkle...

Livorno style pesto

Pesto is a delicious cold sauce that goes very well with any pasta dish or can even accompany salads, eat it on top of toasted bread..... It has a very fresh flavor thanks to its main ingredient: basil. The one with large edible leaves and not the one that is often...

Ensalada Caprese of my house

Ingredientes: Tomates rojos de rama (ni muy duros ni muy blandos) Mozzarella Albahaca fresca en hojas Aceite de oliva Vinagre balsámico Sal Olivas negras Opcional: Salsa Pesto Preparation: Cut the tomatoes into slices (thickness to taste). Arrange on a plate. Take the...

Tiramisu

Ingredients: -2 egg whites -4 egg yolks -400g egg sponge cake (savoiardi) -500g mascarpone -2 glasses of coffee -cocoa powder -120g sugar -Amaretto glass (optional) First beat the egg yolks with half of the sugar until they double in size. In a separate bowl, beat the...

The “Involtini” of Nonno Luigi

Involtini" are meat rolls with cheese and ham inside. They are very easy to make and very tasty! At home we have eaten them all our life in meals with the "famiglia"! You can make them with veal or if you prefer with chicken breasts. Accompanied with vegetables they...

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients:(6 servings) 2 potatoes 1 onion 2 leeks 2 carrots 1 turnip 2 sticks of celery Half a cabbage 1 can of white beans (optional) salt pepper sweet paprika ( 2 teaspoonfuls of coffee) olive oil small pasta type snails or sharks(optional) parmesan (shavings)...

Spaghetti a l’Amatriciana

Ingredients: (4 persons) -400gr of spaghetti -100 gr of bacon or pancetta (more fat) -1 fresh chilli (dried chilli is also good) -350 grams of fresh tomato (or canned) -50 ml of white wine -Pepper and salt -Pecorino romano (cured sheep's milk cheese is also good)...

Antipasti from Eggplant to Basilico

A very tasty recipe ideal to eat with a bruschetta (slice of toasted bread) as a snack or in a salad to accompany any other dish. Ingredientes: 2 Garlic Clove Sal 2 Chillies Green cake Spoil olive oil A few basil leaves (Basilico) 3/4 Eggplants First cut the eggplants...

Spaghetti med musslor

Buongiorno a tutti!

Aquí va una receta más muy apreciada en la familia! Los “Spaghettis alle vongole”(ESPAGUETIS CON ALMEJAS) al estilo Nonno Luigi! un plato sencillo y muy marinero…un plato de infancia que comía en italia!

artichoke with almond sauce

This is a special day...Mother's Day...I could not resist and although it is Nonno Luigi's corner, I have given her the day off and today I share a delicious recipe of my mother's. I did not know which one to choose because everything she cooks is delicious but I had...

“Cenci” (Knots of Love)

"CENCI" or Love Knots This "deliziosa" Italian recipe is usually tasted during Carnival. Its word means in English: "rags" since its uneven shape reminds of this object. It is also called "Nudos de Amor", which is much more poetic. It is ideal to accompany a good...

Cacciucco di Livorno (fish casserole with toast)

Cacciucco di Livorno (fish casserole with toast)

CACCIUCCO A LA LIVORNESE "Oggi" I propose a fish dish very typical of my city Livorno, a very important port city in Italy and with a great seafaring tradition. A me mi "piacce molto picante"! but everyone to his taste, you will not stop wetting bread... Ingredients...

The real lasagna of Nonno Luigi

Lasagna recipes there are many and varied but here I propose you my delicious Lasagna recipe, the one that has always been made in the "mia famiglia"! I give you the ingredients for about 6/8 people. -500g of veal minced meat, 500g of lasagna sheets (without...