for Christmas I received a basket filled with delicacies from the all over Italy, including Olive Oil from Sicily, a very big slice of Parmigiano Reggiano, a big salami from Felino, Polenta from the Dolomites and, among other types of pasta, a big box of Paccheri Napoletani, so I decided to cook them for my New Year's Eve dinner.
Lentils are a symbol to the Italians. Legend has it that if you eat lentils on New Year's Eve, at midnight, the next year will be happier, you will be lucky and you will get more money than the previous year.
One of the best memories I have of me, cooking with my grandmother, is making "polpette al sugo". It's a very simple and quick recipe, perfect for any occasion for a family meal.
I had the chance to buy some special hazelnuts yesterday and I decided to bake one of the most popular biscuits of my area: Baci di Dama.
Don’t you also feel that simple pleasures are the best, sometimes? I do believe that cooking shouldn’t be complicated (maybe long, but not complicated) so I really like those recipes that do not involve special skills, knowledge and abilities because they are so pleasantly simple that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere.
Those who visited New York City and wanted to eat something local, bumped for sure into the Bagels. It’s a circular bakery product with a hole in the middle, cut horizontally and stuffed in several ways. Despite being sort of an “official” New York food, the Bagels appears to have been created in Europe.