We just received this email from our friend Kim. Noone could tell before that Kim’s grandfather surname was wrong or misspelled: it seemed a typical Italian surname. But there was a little mistake. With a “no results” from a request to the Italian Municipality (Morolo in Lazio region), everybody could give up. But Kim wanted [...]
After Struffoli, we selected another famous and traditional recipe for a perfect Italian Christmas. Our NONNA used to cook a wonderful almond brittle…and yes, here there is a video recipe to show you how to prepare! Almond brittle is famous everywhere in Italy so it’s impossible to say from which region is from: it’s a [...]
And here we are with the first part of traditional recipes from Lazio. Spaghetti alla Carbonara Pasta alla Amatriciana Castagnole – Carnival fritters buon appetito !
“Spaghetti alla Amatriciana” is another famous recipe from Lazio, it takes its name from the town Amatrice near Rome. Did you know that the Amatriciana was originally “in bianco”, without tomatoes? Only at the end of the XVIII century tomatoes were added to this dish.
Spaghetti Carbonara or better “Spaghetti alla Carbonara” is a classic recipe from Lazio, well known all over the world. Do you know why this name “Carbonara” ? “carbone” is coal in Italian and “carbonari” were people who worked with coal. So, this recipe was typical for Carbonari from Lazio who used to eat pasta with [...]