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Overnight Artisan Bread

not Overnight Artisan Bread, easy to make at home, soft inside, crunchy outside, releasing comforting flavours while baking, tasty and irresistible, once sliced. The simpliest Overnight Artisan Bread version ever. No special skills are required so it is also great one to start with if you are not skilled in… Read more »

Quarantine Beef Goulash

Quarantine Beef Goulash : perfect comforting food made during our quarantine days. Perfect example of how frugal, homemade dish using leftovers is the best ! My quarantine days started as soon as my corona positive contact informed epidemiological agency about all the contacts he had. Luckily, my son was away… Read more »

Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies

Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies: perfect vintage afternoon snack our grandmother used to make. To continue with ancient foods and ingredients, here I present Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies. She used to make two or three batches !!! when her children and grandchildren were coming for a visit since she… Read more »

Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe

Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe : easy and quick brunch or easy Saturday lunch, everybody enjoys. When started to combine the ingredients for Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe, I wanted to wrap them in piadine: Piadine are made of flour, water and lard and are a bit crumblier than tortillas. I usually… Read more »

Simple Focaccia

  Simple Focaccia : olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme or rosemary and olive oil on golden crispy focaccia bread give you the best experience of cucina povera ! When making any kind of dough my grandmother would make the sponge first. Then, after left aside for 30 minutes or so,… Read more »

Rustic Lard Bread

Rustic Lard Bread : vintage bread version using lard; tasty, simple and easy to make. Last year, I started to renew vintage recipes I found at home and this Rustic Lard Bread is one of those implemented in our small household. It is very tasty and, if wrapped in foil,… Read more »

Homemade Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Recipe : wartime chocolate version to introduce to new generations ! So tasty ! At the end of World War II, Americans were sending us packages of powdered eggs and milk by dropping the boxes from plains. All the packages had parachutes attached so the goods were not… Read more »

Cauliflower Bread Recipe

  Cauliflower Bread Recipe: light, guilt free, tender, tasty and so easy to make. This light and tender Cauliflower Bread Recipe is perfect way to use beautiful gentle cauliflower florets, a bit different but so tasty way. Since this bread is savoury, guilt free and sugar free, it matches perfectly… Read more »

Cured Egg Yolks

Cured Egg Yolks : preserving food, vintage way. Since ancient times, simple food was cured for delicacies to prepare once the ingredients were expensive or out of season. Type of the food cured and the quantities depended on environment and the size of one’s pocket, of course. Ham, fish, bacon,… Read more »