Seasonal Eating

Fresh Porcini Mushrooms

Fresh Porcini Mushrooms

Fresh Porcini Mushrooms are one of the things I love most about Autumn. Here in Italy,  at the end of September and October,  you begin to see all different types of mushrooms appearing on the various street markets that intertwine the cities and towns. One particular […]

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Couscous

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Couscous

  September is the season for peppers so I’m always looking for ways to use up the extra peppers in the garden. This recipe for Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Couscous is great for a light lunch or as a tasty starter. You can prepare them […]

Quinoa courgette and walnut salad

Quinoa courgette and walnut salad

Here in Italy at the beginning of June you start to see lots of courgettes appearing on the market. This super healthy Quinoa courgette and walnut salad is a great recipe to make for the start of the season. I usually make a big portion of […]

Mixed Bean Salad with Fresh Herbs

Mixed Bean Salad with Fresh Herbs

Mixed Bean Salad   Save Print Author: Cibo4Food Ingredients 720g dried beans or 3 x 240g tinned beans 2 spring onions chopped 2 celery sticks chopped 30ml extra virgin olive oil 1½ tsp sea salt freshly grated black pepper Instructions If you are using dried […]

Tomato Bruschetta (Bruschetta Pomodoro)

Tomato Bruschetta (Bruschetta Pomodoro)

Tomato Bruschetta (Bruschetta Pomodoro) is the ultimate summer recipe. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to go out to the garden or terrace in my case and pick the tomatoes fresh from the vine then this recipe couldn’t get any better. When you make it as […]

Homemade Chilli Oil Fresh from the Garden

Homemade Chilli Oil Fresh from the Garden

Living in Italy makes it very easy to grow chillies in the summer but if you can’t grow chillies you can just buy them cheaply in any Asian store or supermarket. Here in Italy, September is the harvesting season so it’s usually the best and cheapest […]

Spaghetti Basil Pesto

Spaghetti Basil Pesto

  Spaghetti Pesto   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 7 mins Total time 17 mins   Author: Cibo4Food Recipe type: Pasta Cuisine: Italian Serves: 2 Ingredients 200g dried spaghetti 5 tbsp homemade pesto handful freshly grated parmesan cheese Instructions Cook the spaghetti […]

Basil Pesto (Pesto Genovese)

Basil Pesto (Pesto Genovese)

Pesto is great all year round and it is so versatile too not only for pasta but it can also be used in salads or as a dressing. I always grow a couple of plants in the summer and it’s impossible to use it all […]

The Perfect Tomato Sauce (Salsa Pomodoro)

The Perfect Tomato Sauce (Salsa Pomodoro)

Every year myself and my family would come to come to Italy for our summer holidays (I know how lucky was I?) We used to come home from the beach and my grandmother would have the sugo on for the dinner and every time I […]