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Legend and History of the Neapolitan Ragu

How Was The Legend Of The Neapolitan Ragù Born?

How was the legend of the Neapolitan Ragù born? A popular legend dating from the late 1300 provides us with some unusual cues and background, and allows us to appreciate the divine essence of the Neapolitan Ragù. In this historical period, in Naples there was a confraternity called the Congregation or Company of the Whites

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Neapolitan Ragù Sauce Recipe

Neapolitan Ragù Sauce

For a Neapolitan, the Ragù (‘O rraù in Neapolitan language) is a sacred thing on Sunday. It is an ancient rite, a unique dish of exquisite goodness that conquered even the heart of a ruthless enemy of all, whose legend presents itself as a miracle. The Ragù in Naples is truly a sacred ritual, an

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Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Wedding Soup

The Italian Wedding Soup or Italian Married Soup  (Minestra Maritata – ‘A Menesta’ Mmaretata in Neapolitan) is one of the oldest recipes of Naples imported by the Spanish around 1300, in fact in Spain there is a traditional recipe, the “Olla Potrida”, which has all the ingredients of the Neapolitan soup. It is eaten especially

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Neapolitan Calzone Recipe

Neapolitan Calzone

The Neapolitan Calzone, better known as “Baked Stuffed Calzone”, is a specialty of Southern Italy based on leavened dough for Pizza, stuffed with ricotta and salami, or cooked ham, with the addition of fior di latte. It is a variation of the Fried Calzone, the classic one of the Neapolitan street food. The same filling

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Spaghetti Pasta Frittata

Pasta Frittata

The Frittata di Spaghetti or Frittata di Maccheroni (“a frittata ‘e maccarune” in Neapolitan language), more commonly known as the Pasta Frittata (Frittata di Pasta), is a typical dish of Neapolitan cuisine. A poor and simple dish (like Spaghetti allo Scarpariello), but with unparalleled delicacy, based on pasta, eggs, cheese and pepper, which was born in

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Spaghetti allo Scarpariello Recipe

Spaghetti Allo Scarpariello

Spaghetti allo Scarpariello is a very simple first course, typical of the gastronomic tradition of Campania region. A dish of simple pasta with fresh tomatoes enriched with cheeses that, forming a creamy sauce, bind lovingly with the tomato sauce and embrace the pasta. Spaghetti allo Scarpariello owes its name probably to the fact that the sauce

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Spaghetti alla Nerano

Spaghetti Alla Nerano

Spaghetti alla Nerano is a dish born in one of the most characteristic villages of the Amalfi Coast, Nerano. As usual, when we talk about recipes linked to a specific territory, we are faced with numerous legends that try to establish their origins. In this case the story takes us back to the early 1950s when

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Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella In Carrozza

Mozzarella in Carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches) is a traditional preparation with mozzarella cheese from Campania and Lazio (like Potato Gateau and Gnocchi alla Sorrentina). It was born as a dish that recuperates the leftover mozzarella cheese. It is composed of sliced ​​bread filled with mozzarella cheese. The bread is cut into triangles or rectangles, passed into the

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Potato Gateau Neapolitan Recipe

Potato Gateau

The Potato Gateau, also called the “Gattò”, is a recipe made from baked potatoes. It’s called Gateau because it is a pie that is prepared by crushing boiled potatoes and mixing them with eggs, Neapolitan salami and mozzarella. This Neapolitan recipe was born in the late Eighteenth century in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

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Casatiello Napoletano

Casatiello Napoletano

The Casatiello Napoletano (Easter Bread from Naples) is a bakery product of the Neapolitan culinary tradition, with ancient origins. With its filling rich in cheese and sausages, it was a special dish, which was prepared only during celebrations, required a long leavening and was cooked in a wood-fired oven. Over time it has become one

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