Category Archives: Easter


Another Italian Easter tradition: after the richness of Easter and in full spring, once the first greens of the year can be harvested, Italians like to bake what they call Erbazzone…erba is grass… an assembly of greens.  It is tasty the day you make it and it is a great […]

Easter lamb

In case you wondered what a passionate hobby cook like me likes to eat for Easter: lamb. I decided to serve it with my first go at smashed potatoes. I used a butter, garlic mix with parsley and chives.

Torta della nonna

One of the many traditions Italians have for Easter is the Torta della nonna: a shortcrust cake with a dense vanilla cream between the upper and lower dough. Once you have mixed together the shortcrust, let it rest for a good 30 mins in the fridge. For the cream, mix […]