Category Archives: Calabria

Spaghetti with prawns, watercress and pesto

Peppery, refreshing and full of goodness, watercress has been farmed since prehistoric times. Its season is now, though under the right conditions it will grow nearly all year round… Spaghetti with prawns and watercress and pumpkin seed pesto OR Spaghetti con gamberi al pesto di semi di zucca e crescione d’acqua Serves 2 (with leftover pesto) […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Watercress Linguine

We take on watercress this week and this recipe is fresh and delicious! Serves 4 – Preparation 10 minutes – Cooking 30 minutes Roasted vegetable and watercress linguine OR Linguine alle verdure arrostite e crescione d’acqua Ingredients 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 100g chestnut mushrooms, […]

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Sicilian Spaghetti Stuffed Eggplant Rollups {Involtini di Melanzane}

We just returned from ten fabulous days in France, spending half our stay in Provence, and the other half in the French Alps so my husband and his friends could climb mountains on their bikes. Now our trip to Sicily last month seems so far away… Continue reading

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Herbed Farro Polenta Topped With Veggies & Celery Leaf Pistachio Pesto

It has been an extraordinarily cool and wet May here in Italy, so instead of wanting to make my typical warm weather dishes, I am still in the kitchen making hearty soups, stews, meaty pasta dishes, and even polenta. My kids grew up enjoying a … Continue reading

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Police arrest 109 suspected mafia members during raids

Footage shows raids carried out by the Italian Carabinieri police in Catania, Sicily Continue reading

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Fugitive mafia bosses arrested by Italian police after hiding in secret bunker

Giuseppe Ferraro and Giuseppe Crea arrested in dawn raid by anti-mafia police after being on the run for more than a decade Continue reading

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‘No dying allowed’: elderly in Italian medieval village ordered to defy death

Sellia’s mayor is determined not only to keep inhabitants upright but also to attract new residents and tourists to the area Continue reading

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Investigation launched in Italy after religious procession pays tribute to mafia don

Band played theme tune of The Godfather during ceremony to honour a local saint in Calabria Continue reading

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Long-lost doctor discovered living like a hermit in the woods of Tuscany

The man disappeared from his home in Seville 20 years ago and claims to have been living in the forest ever since Continue reading

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Stunning footage shows eruptions spewing from Mount Etna crater

Video shows both the violent and serene scenes from atop Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanos Continue reading

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Italians identify five locations where fabled Roman treasure hoard may be buried

Scientists to use ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic instruments to find gold buried alongside Visigoth warrior king Continue reading

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