Gaia Massai's Family Recipes
Here are some of my favourite family recipes, passed down from my mother and grandmother. I'm constantly adding new ones so check back periodically or subscribe to my monthly newsletter to be notified of my latest news, recipes and upcoming events (scroll to the bottom of this pages to sign up).
Super simple roasted tomatoes that can be used on their own or as an addition to many pasta dishes!
These easy walnut and honey cookies come from Pitigliano, the “Little Jerulasem” of Tuscany. A recipe traditionally used during Rosh Hashanah by the Jewish community living in this small Maremma town.
Crescia al Formaggio (Pizza di Pasqua al Formaggio) is a savory Easter bread from the Marche and Umbria regions of central Italy.
Panforte- a true Tuscan holiday treat.
A super simple side dish using white wine which goes well both with fish or meat.
Cooking with wine in Italy goes back to the Etruscans and Romans. It is simple and also suitable for people who don't drink! Read more for useful tips..
A summer favorite which I often cook when at the seaside- an easy recipe filled with Mediterranean flavors which can be enjoyed hot or cold.
A flavorful salad that can be used as a side dish or a piatto unico
Here is my homage to the approaching spring- the zucchini/pine nuts combination brings back memories of life on the farm with its fresh taste.