Authentic Italian apple strudel

Here it is: finally the time has come for the authentic Italian strudel, the 100% original one.     The dessert par excellence of my homeland, made of simple and sometimes unsuspected ingredients: did you know that to make an excellent strudel you also need breadcrumbs and a pinch of vinegar?     Today I’m revealing all […]

Potato oelette (or tortilla)

Potato omelette is a great companion for undemanding dinners. It’s ideal with whatever is into your fridge: from freshcheese, to vegetables, from salami to simple canned tuna. I love its external crust and both the softness inside: practically everyone likes it and is very easy to make. That’s an excellent alternative to simple pan-fried potatoes […]

Buckwheat soft cake (with raspberry jam)

Oh no, buckwheat flour is not only used for pizzoccheri or polenta taragna, but also for desserts! Buckwheat cake stuffed with jam is a real classic of Trentino Alto Adige pastry and I must say that it conquered my palate too! For those unfamiliar with it, tasting it for the first time, it may vaguely […]

“Carbonera” cornmeal mush

How good is polenta? I love it! Trust me: ther’s no season for eating it: I realli like it whether it’s snowing outside, or whether under the mid-August sun. This version is that of “polenta carbonera”, the most traditional  cornmeal mush version in my corner of Trentino. Full of taste (and cholesterol too), it combines […]

Vampire cocktail (Halloween special)

Like any celebration, Halloween is an excellent excuse to enjoy, do you agree? Monstrous-faced biscuits, ghost pizzas and hot-dog mummies, but what about a drink? The appearance is scary… but don’t fall for it, it’s all fruit!   MAKES 4 DRINKS READY IN 7-8′   INGREDIENTI: 8,8 oz blueberries 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar   1 […]