Rigatoni with Pesto and Parmigiano Regiano Guest Post Chiara La Voglia Matta

Through the years of blogging, I have met some wonderful food bloggers!  

It’s always such a pleasure to have them write a guest post for me so that I can introduce them to more readers.  Today, a very special lady and fabulous cook from Italy joins me:  Chiara from “La Voglia Matta.  I hope that each of you visit and follow her delicious blog where she shares so many amazing recipes that she creates.  Plus Chiara takes us on virtual tours to restaurants, trattorie, and beautiful destinations throughout Italy!

Chiara writes about how she was inspired to start her Italian food blog and the cooking philosophy that guides her in the kitchen:

“My blog La Voglia Matta was born in 2010 to share with others my experiences and my passion in cooking and travelling.

I love simplicity and I don’t like falling into banality. If some ingredients are hard to find, I reject them immediately; I’m instinctive, when I feel a strong desire (“La Voglia Matta” in Italian) to cook something I must have all the ingredients on hand in short time.  Otherwise I risk losing the sacred fire that moves me to the kitchen to cook.

Everything that is seasonal, simple and appetizing inspires me.  I don’t like the improbable combinations of food nor follow the fashion dictated by famous chefs.  What you read and what you see in my blog is really cooked, photographed by me and eaten by my family.

With this blog I have made many wonderful experiences.  I want to recognize my blog column “Blogs Got Talent!”, created to emphasize the emerging blogs.  I have almost reached the 150th episode, and week after week the appreciation of my readers has been growing.  I even wish to share the many travel experiences in Italy and abroad and, at the same time, the restaurants reviews.  I am very honored to receive the praise of those who have followed my advice, it is a very rewarding experience!

In my opinion, cooking is like breathing, I could not give up!

Cooking should be fun and relax , with no stress or competition with others.  Every day you can find inspiration to share something good, but it should be cooked with love and passion.  Only in this way it will have a unique flavor .”

~~ Chiara


Rigatoni with Pesto and Parmigiano Regiano Guest Post Chiara La Voglia Matta

Chiara from "La Voglia Matta"

Chiara from “La Voglia Matta”

When I saw the following recipe on Chiara’s blog at the start of the new year, it seemed like the perfect, fresh recipe to share from Chiara’s sensitivity in the kitchen.  She only uses seasonal vegetables and in this recipe, fresh fennel is highlighted in a light pesto cream.  Pistachios and shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano add to the flavor of this dish.

I hope that you enjoy this and that you stop by any of the following social media links for La Voglia Matta:

Facebook:  La Voglia Matta

Twitter:  Chiara Giglio

Google +:  La Voglia Matta

Pinterest:  Chiara Giglio


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