WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Cotechino (Italian fresh pork sausage) in puff pastry is a tasty and appetizing idea to enjoy the traditional cotechino and lentils during the Christmas holidays, and particularly at New Year's Eve. According to the tradition, it seems that this dish...

  WTI Magazine #44    2014 October, 1Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Marinated anchovies is a tasty, cold antipasto that can be served with homemade bread (pane casereccio) or enjoyed as a main dish with a fresh salad. The simple dressing prepared with olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar enhances the flavor of the anchov...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Tagliatelle with porcini (pronounced "por-CHEE-nee") is a tasty and inviting first course with an intense nutty flavor, a special autumn treat. It is fun to pick mushrooms in the woods in a warm autumn day with your friends. Then cook them together whi...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Carnevale, Carnival or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), is a huge Catholic festival celebrated forty days before Easter, before Ash Wednesday, with masquerade balls, parades and public street parties. Masks, or maschere, are one of the most important parts...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   This summer I was cooking for some American tourists staying on Lake Como and one asked me to cook rabbit, so I thought it may be a good addition to the blog.The, coniglio alla ligure, Ligurian rabbit, is an appetizing second course from region of Ita...

  WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Author      Translation by:   This year I will celebrate Easter with cassata, a delicious, tempting and colorful cake. Cassata is a typical dessert of the Sicilian pastry, in particular of Palermo. In the past it was enjoyed exclusively to celebrate Easter after the long period of Lent: a well-deserve...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Sorbet is a treat for the palate, refreshing and flavorful. It can be served both as a dessert or as palate cleaner between courses (You can read more about sorbet http://www.passionandcooking.com/2014/06/28/sorbetto-al-limone-lemon-sorbet/). The sweetne...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Mediterranean pasta salad is a tasty summer dish, perfect to prepare on a warm day when don't want to stand in front of the stove but still want to enjoy a simple, refreshing and light dish! I suggest having it as a main dish for your midday meal - it is...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   This is refreshing and healthy salad made with chickpeas, olives, tomatoes and onions, flavored with olive oil and fresh basil making this salad even more delicious. This is a perfect vegetarian dish for a light summer lunch and is best served fresh...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   This pork roast is an appetizing and inviting main course to enjoy with family and friends. I know pork is excluded from the dinner table in many cultures, but in Italy it has long been an important part of our culinary tradition, particularly in the nor...