drizzled with broad bean cream, mint and bran peppers

This time I started from the point of arrival and that is from a ceramic plate made by Antonio Fasano, a very good craftsman from Grottaglie – Taranto – Puglia :-)!
Again Puglia and Basilicata inspire me, with their products, to make something special. Read more

anchovy pie and bread crumbs on a lemon leaf

Here is one of those dishes with which those who know me immediately identify me.
As promised, I will try to explain more about my preparations as well as write down the recipes.
This is an extremely simple dish whose two main ingredients, Anchovies and Bread, well represent the history and evolution of man. Read more

fried pizza tomato, basil and parmesan cheese

My life, my passions, my job wouldn’t make sense without fried pizzas!

The first time I made them was in Paris with Antonio, then they became a cult of the monastery kitchen.

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eggplant rolls

Una ricetta semplicissima il cui sapore dipende però…
dalla bontà della materia prima!
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green lasagna with pumpkin and smoked provola cheese

Cut the pumpkin into pieces and let it stew in a pan with the ex-v oil, the garlic and a little chilli.

At the end of cooking, crush the 2/3 with a fork. Read more

cicerchie puree with cardoncelli mushrooms and flakes of pecorino canestrato di moliterno

This dish is born from the memory of the flavors of a journey in the fantastic lands of Puglia and Basilicata.
Cities with breathtaking beauties, strong landscapes and rugged land, green landscapes rich in endless olive groves and red earth, cheeses, vegetables, wines, oils, fruit and flavors of millennia to preserve, pass on and let those still unfamiliar know and pass on. the strength of these magical places.

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tuna meatballs with carrot, beetroot and fresh oregano salad

Per circa 10 polpette

400g fresh tuna
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
50g between pine nuts and raisins
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
a lot of parsley
salt and pepper
50gr parmesan but also less
1-2 tablespoons of grated bread
2 eggs
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strascinate of burnt wheat with pumpkin, pecorino and chilli

Quest’estate ho continuato la ricerca di prodotti tipici ma soprattutto antichi.
La scoperta più sorprendente è stata la farina di grano arso con cui in Puglia si producono varie cose tra cui la pasta. Read more

cauliflower with tripoline, gaeta olives and pine nuts

There are no half measures, the cauliflower is either loved or hated!
A few days ago walking through Naples, I entered a building attracted by the beautiful courtyard that could be seen from the street. Read more

pumpkin risotto with oil and pumpkin seeds

I love pumpkin and I use it for many dishes both savory and sweet.
The pumpkin goes very well with meat and fish but also with other vegetables (fennel and celeriac), with spices (turmeric, cumin, saffron, mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, mace and nutmeg, chili pepper) and with cheeses (parmesan, pecorino, ricotta, taleggio, provola, gorgonzola and yogurt). Read more