This Neapolitan Classic is a holiday favourite. Struffoli are little fried dumplings covered in honey, hazel nuts and festive sprinkles. They’re a typically Neapolitan sweet, also found all over southern Italy, and generally made around Christmas and New Year. In Naples, their texture will be crunchy. In some places and especially among the descendants of…
Vegan 101: My Favourite Vegan Cookbooks and Vegan Food Blogs
A few readers of our book, Think Like a Vegan, sent us messages asking about vegan cookbooks and vegan food blogs to help them learn about vegan food. I’ve written a few of these types of lists over the years. It’s time to pull them together properly.
Vegan Panettone Review 2020
A review of four vegan panettoni, three of which are new products. Plus, links to other available vegan panettoni in case you want even more choices.
Best Vegan Panettone for 2019
When we realised there were six vegan panettoni on the market this year, we knew we had to try them all. Here we will give you our opinion on the best vegan panettone for this winter holiday season. Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas cake. It originated in Milano sometime in the 18th century. Since…
Neapolitan Classics: Provola Affumicata (smokey provola cheese)
Provola affumicata is a typical smoked cheese from the Campania region and it is the classic cheese that we use in the dish pasta e patate (pasta and potatoes). This is very easy to make, stretchy, melty and requires no cooking. It does, however, require soaking. So your active time to make this will be…
Neapolitan Classics: Pasta e Ceci (Chickpeas)
Super easy, delicious and cooked in one pot, this is a beloved and classic Neapolitan dish.
No Oil Creamy Spring Bow Ties
What? A creamy sauce made without oils? Yes, it can be done … and you have seen the basic method on this blog before (remember The Easiest and Creamiest Mac & Cheese and the broccoli mac & cheese). This dish sacrifices nothing in terms of flavour. It packs a tangy punch, it is creamy and full of…
Neapolitan Classics: Pasta e Patate
This is a very typical Neapolitan dish and almost embodies the essence of cucina povera. In Naples, you will find it at home and in many restaurants and trattorie. It is very easy to prepare and is inexpensive. Yes, this is, in fact, a recipe for pasta and potatoes. Carbohydrates are not bad for you. They…
Easy Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta
Polenta is an easy, savoury Italian staple that is delicious warm and cold. In this dish, I’ve combined greens and grains for a “whole” meal in one.
Neapolitan Classics: Vegan Babà
The classic Neapolitan pastry: babà, veganised and with a bit of history