Ricotta does not need a pressure cooker- it can be made with any ‘ol pot with lots of supervision and… Read More »
Artichokes are the darlings of the pressure cooker’s repertoire – tough, fibrous and tricky to get perfectly tender – the… Read More »
This dish is satisfying, healthy, filling and one of my husband’s favorites! Italians make this dish by cooking lentils and… Read More »
Cotechino, a special partially cured Italian sausage, and lentils are traditionally cooked separately but served together. We’re making new year’s eve hip by cooking both at the same time!
Cozy, comforting and, most of all, easy! The pressure cooker is a master of stews and here is a very… Read More »
Fresh borlotti have a green and fresh flavor that no amount of soaking could ever put back into dry. If… Read More »
Everyone in Italy cooks, knows and loves this pasta recipe but it’s almost unknown in America – where tuna and… Read More »
Margherita is my Southern Italian mother-in-law who, in typical fashion, took over our kitchen during her recent visit. She made… Read More »
Ready to love your pressure cooker even more? Now you can make dessert out of almost any fruit that is… Read More »
Here’s another quick pressure cooker meal, because I know you are all busy with the holidays! This is also our… Read More »
When fava beans are freshly picked, you can eat the whole bean (no peeling the skin around the bean) –… Read More »
Fresh beets are two vegetables in one. Delicious greens and earthy tuber. You can pressure cook the beet and then… Read More »
Boiling meat in the pressure cooker can turn chewy nerves and ligaments from a cheap cut of meat into gelatin… Read More »
The luxurious and silky Carbonara sauce, dotted with smoky pancetta, helps the artichoke’s naturally nutty and sweet flavor bloom. Carbonara… Read More »
The January cover of La Cucina Italiana caught my eye with a wonderfully wintery soup. The recipe seemed like a… Read More »
The fruits of autumn are a bright spot of what would ordinarily be a dull, gray season. Chestnuts, in particular,… Read More »
In Italy, whenever you bake a pasta that’s not meant to be baked (like lasagne and cannelloni) you get a… Read More »
This recipe is the Roman version of Mac ‘n Cheese – fresher, lighter and well… Italian! Even though you add… Read More »
This recipe was born out of desperation and improvisation during a long Austrian winter. I turned to spinach when basil… Read More »
Here are the recipe and “secret formula” to always get perfectly cooked pasta from your pressure cooker. Cooked in the sauce, and not just coated with it, the pasta changes color and promises to be flavorful, spicy – and also al dente!
When I first started pressure cooking I kept trying to make this potato salad but the potatoes kept falling apart… Read More »
Do you always eat fish with lemon? Try using tarty and sweet cherry tomatoes and vinegary capers, instead! Salty olives… Read More »
This Italian pressure cooker green bean recipe is a family favorite – we make it often in many different ways…. Read More »
A rich, flavorful stock can be had from chicken parts that you, or your butcher, would ordinarily discard and can be ready from start to finish in under an hour.