Orzo and Shrimp Salad with Feta Cheese

A different twist on a pasta salad recipe. No mayonnaise or any creamy dressing.  Refreshing with a salty kick of feta cheese and a garlicky oregano sauce.

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables

Ready-made gnocchi are a fast cook’s dream. Sauteing them in butter and olive oil sears them in a crispy mantel. A quick and healthy option for dinner.

Fettuccine with Shrimps, Chorizos and Peas

The taste of Italy and Spain in a winning combination. A quick and easy pasta dish spiced up with Spanish chorizos and brightened up with shrimps and green peas.  Instead of fettuccine, you can use tagliatelle – the only difference is the thickness of the pasta.

Tagliatelle with Smoked Salmon, Arugula and Capers

A traditional Roman working class staple, Pasta con Aglio, Olio e Peperoncini gets dressed up and gentrified. The addition of arugula with its slight peppery taste and smoked salmon takes this trustworthy dish to new elegant dimensions.

Summer Pasta Salad

This light, refreshing pasta salad can be made ahead without any loss of flavor, just make sure that the ratio pasta-veggies is balanced. The dish is easily transformed into a vegetarian fare by omitting the bacon rashers. A nice crusty bread and a chilled rosé are superb matches.

Tagliatelle with Roasted Mushrooms and Chive Pesto

This pasta dish is a vegetarian’s delight. Chives, typically used as garnish, add a nice herbaceous and bright flavor to the pasta. Cremini mushrooms, also called baby Portobello or simply Italian brown mushrooms add the meatier touch.

Do not prepare chive pesto in advance. Chives will loose their emerald green color and turn dull green.

Penne with Roasted Eggplant

Eggplants are an excellent pairing to pasta. Their nice texture and capacity to absorb flavours make them a great substitute for meat. Sun dried tomatoes enhance this vegetarian option or light summer meal.

Pasta with Lima Beans and Arugula

Pasta con Fave e Rucola, a hearty dish of pasta with fava beans (broad beans) and rucola (arugula, rocket) and easy to prepare. You can use tagliatelle, fettucine or pappardelle.

Fettuccine with Zucchini Spinach Confit

Fettuccine con Confit di Zucchine e Spinaci – a tried and trusted recipe, easy to prepare. The zucchinis cooked in confit acquire a rich buttery flavor. Combine them with the spinach, peas and add a touch of cream, pronto, slow food par excellence!

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

“Puttanesca” means, well, in the “style of persons exercising the oldest profession of the world”.

Given this juicy history there are many stories as to the origin of this well known pasta dish from Napoli. Suffice to say it is a very tasty dish, easy on your pocket – a delightful variation of the traditional Spaghetti alla Pomodore.

Tagliatelle with Roasted Artichokes and Prosciutto

Tagliatelli Paglia e Fieno con Carcioffi arrostiti e Prosciutto, a classic Italian pasta dish. ‘Paglia’ means ‘Straw’ and ‘Fieno’ means ‘Hay’ – the yellow pasta and the green pasta made by adding blended spinach to the pasta dough. Easy to prepare and always welcome at the dinner table.

Penne all Arrabbiata

One of the best-known pasta dishes in Italy. An easy yet tasty fare made with simple ingredients. A great recipe when you need something quick and uplifting.

Creamy Zucchini and Bacon Pasta

What an ingenious way to prepare a pasta dish with zucchinis and bacon in a creamy sauce. Utterly simple recipe yet soooo…. delicious!

Pasta with Anchovies and Arugula

Pasta con Rucola e Acciughe, the recipe for a tasty dish, easy to prepare. Arugula (US) or Rocket (UK) has a slightly peppery bite with a touch of walnut.