A classic Italian recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt – Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simply – Italian Cookbook) published by Notabene Forlag in 1996
Cannelloni (pronounced [kannelˈloːni]; Italian for “large reeds”) are a cylindrical type of pasta generally served baked with a filling and covered by a sauce in Italian cuisine. Some types of cannelloni need to be boiled beforehand, while for others it is enough to use a more dilute sauce or filling.
Popular stuffings include spinach and ricotta or minced beef. The sauces typically used are Napoletani underneath and besciamella sauce to cover the top.
A classic soup recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt -Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simply – Italian Cook Book) published by Notabene Forlag in 1995
I love working with cookbooks with thumbnails like in this one, but I really shouldn’t because it means a lot more work. I have build the final image out of one large, four small ones and add the numbers on top. Takes about three times as long as preparing a single picture for posting. But I’m a designer and our minds don’t work like normal people’s does
A delicious salad recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt – Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simple – Italian Cook Book) published by Notabene Forlag in 1995
If you are as fond of seafood as I am, this salad is heaven sent. It contains all the goodies from the sea one can think of. And sprinkled with parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. The Italians really know how to put seafood on the table.
A calzone from ”Pizza” a book in the “Kjøkkenbiblioteket” (Kitchen Library) series published by Aventura Forlag in 1992.
This recipe originates from the Alto Adige region in northern Italy. Feel free to substitute ham with other types of pork. But do not cut out horseradish, it brings out a lot of flavor from the meat and apples. One variation is to form the calzone with an open top.
A recipe for Sardinian flatbread found on food52.com
This is Sardinian flatbread or as it is translated “sheet music” bread. It is really a lot like a cracker although it looks much like a tortilla. It is stiff and crackly and in the hands of the Sardinians it is multipurpose. It is simple to make and this version requires no yeast. The most difficult part of the process is rolling it out but after one or two you’ll get the hang of it.
By the way, they are usually baked twice. Meaning this is the first time and when you are ready to eat them you bake them again usually brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary.
A vegetarian lunch recipe from “The Sainsbury Book of Italian Cooking” published in 1979
A delicious vegetable lunch dish full of Mediterranean goodies. Serve it with fresh ciabattas og en Ruffino Classico and close your eyes and imagine yourself seated at a sidewalk table in Palermo. Sounds nice doesn’t it, particularly here in Oslo, where the winter’s first snow fell yesterday – Ted 😉
A classic recipe from ”Pizza” a book in the “Kjøkkenbiblioteket” (Kitchen Library) series published by Aventura Forlag in 1992.
This pizza with blue cheese and walnuts is one of Italy’s classics. Server it for dinner with a glass of red or port wine. If you want a milder type of blue cheese than gorgonzola, use the blue cheese that you like best. Camembert and brie can also be used, and walnuts can be replaced with almonds or pecans.
After I got hold of this book I’ve been surprised at how beatifully simple most classic Italian pizzas are. This one has got only four ingredients if you count the olive oil, if not there are three. Gorgonzola, walnuts and grated lemon zest. And still it looks mouth wateringly delicious – Ted