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Italian 'plum cake' with pesto, Tomino cheese and walnuts

Italian 'plum cake' with pesto, Tomino cheese and walnuts

Ever thought of turning a typically sweet dish (a sort of sponge cake) into a savoury delicacy? If not, you should do now! This recipe shows you how to prepare an amazingly good tasting salty cake with some of the most traditional Italian ingredients such as Tomino cheese, pesto sauce and walnuts. Ideal for a dinner with friends, as an appetiser at parties and special occasions or to fill your lunchbox with.

Spinach, ricotta & raisins pastry

Light pastry with spinach, ricotta & raisins

Savoury pastries (or quiches, in French) are incredibly versatile dishes: cut into cubes they make perfect party food, a great buffet component, an exquisite accompaniment to a drink during a soiree, a delicious appetiser.. and they can also make the ideal 'picnic dish' for an outing, for a lunch at work or even for your children's break at school. What's also great about them, is that they can be tweaked according to the cook's personal taste: so get started and create your own variations!

Little mozzarella trees

Little mozzarella trees

Here comes a great suggestion for a special Christmassy appetiser! Ideal as an entrée, or on a buffet at a party, these little mozzarella trees will seduce your guests and will be loved by children! All you need is a few simple ingredients and star-shaped cookie cutters.. and in a few minutes you'll have an original dish to serve to your guests! It will look as good on your buffet table as it will taste amazing in your mouth!

Mediterranean sun-dried tomatoes with mint

Mediterranean sun-dried tomatoes with mint

Who can resist sun-dried tomatoes? Their savoury, salty taste, enhanced by herbs and spices, is perfect on bread or croutons. An appetiser that everyone will enjoy! Serve it at the beginning of a meal, during an aperitif or simply as a snack.

Multi-layer snack

Multi-layer snack

This might be exactly the snack you were looking for: a delicious multi-layer 'sandwich' made of piadina bread, ham, Provolone cheese and vegetables. Quick and easy to prepare, these dainties are ideal in any occasion and are perfect as part of a buffet or as a meal starter.

Peanut sauce

Peanut sauce

Sauces are an incredibly versatile element, they can be absolute show-stoppers or delicate, discreet yet fundamental complements. They enhance tastes, give a special twist to plain dishes and are quick and fun to prepare! This peanut sauce, beside being incredibly tasty, also contains many beneficial properties. Enjoy it on croutons, with veggies or on meat!

Piadina with fennel, salmon and almonds

Piadina with fennel, salmon and almonds

Fresh, savoury, light, smooth and crunchy at the same time, rich in nutrients and beautiful to look at: this is our piadina with fennel, salmon and almonds! A delicious dish, ideal in winter when both oranges and fennels are in season. Serve it as an entrée or eat it as a light snack - and prepare to experience a divine taste!

Potatoes, pistachios, pork and provolone 'croquettes'

Potatoes, pistachios, pork and provolone 'croquettes'

Fried (meat) balls have always been a much loved comfort food. Everyone from children to adults, loves to eat these savoury dainties. Often cooked in tomato sauce and used to dress pasta, they also make a great appetiser. But you don't necessarily need to use minced meat as a main ingredient: in this recipe we want to show you how to create amazing 'almost-veggie-balls' with potatoes, cheese and nuts. Ready to try them out?

Prickly lettuce pizza

Prickly lettuce pizza

We called it 'pizza', but actually this dish is more similar to what French people call a 'quiche'.. but well, the recipe is Italian, so we allow ourselves to misuse the word this once! Try out this original and incredibly delicious dish, serve it to your friends and family or take it with you if you are going on an outing somewhere - just put it in a Tupperware container and you're good to go!

Pumpkin flowers filled with anchovies

Pumpkin flowers stuffed with anchovies

Fried pumpkin flowers are a delicacy that transports us back to the time when we were kids, a food loaded with family - and full belly! - memories! They make an ideal, delicious entrée, a great starter to a lunch or dinner, or simply a yummy, crunchy side-dish (or main-course, why not?!)! Let us show you how to prepare these sweet and tender flowers, synonymous with summer and big, cosy meals with friends and family.

Radicchio, dry prunes & apples appetiser

Radicchio, dry prunes & apples appetiser

Sometimes just a few simple ingredients are enough to make up an incredibly tasty appetiser buffet, and this recipe is proof of that! Just get some nice organic apples (we want to eat them with the skin on!), some good quality bacon, dried pitted prunes and a little seasoning.. and there you have an unusual yet delightful entrée! Surprise your guests with this contemporary, natural dish!

Romagna Royal

Romagna Royal

This is the perfect party cocktail: colourful, delicate and.. plentiful! The drink just looks gorgeous with all those fruit pieces, whose sweetness partly masks the taste of the alcohol in it. The Vecchia Romagna flavour is slightly softened by the lighter Prosecco, providing for a delicate, pleasant flavour in your mouth.

Salted witches fingers

Salted witches fingers

This is one of the easiest, yet incredibly yummy and funny recipes you can stumble across! With the aid of salty short crust pastry, you will be able to create creepy Halloween breadsticks - or Witches fingers, nails and all! - to serve to your children or as part of a party buffet, together with appetisers, cold cuts, cheeses, marinated or grilled veggies.. So, with the candles aglow, lights out, the spooky effect is a cert!!

Salty spiral biscuits with parmesan cheese

Salty spiral biscuits with parmesan cheese

These salty Parmesan biscuits are the ideal snack for an aperitif with your friends or for a nice mid-afternoon break. Very easy to make, all you need to do is prepare a simple short crust pastry and add the ingredients you prefer. In this recipe we suggest you use Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, almonds and raisins, for a treat that is both sweet and savory.

Summer sour zucchini & tomato appetiser

Summer sour zucchini & tomato appetiser

Thinking about creating something yummy with all those tomatoes and zucchini in your fridge? Here comes a suggestion we bet you'll like! A light, fresh yet delicious and unusual dish, that you can serve with cheese or bread for an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a delicate meat- or fish-based main course. The perfect choice for late spring or summer nights, when its main ingredients are in season and a cold dish is a delight!

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