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Awesome food in Capri

Eihh it  has been a while that I did not post, the reason was because I spent some days on Capri, a small  island  in front of the Naples coast. The weather was great almost all the days and the food really good even for a vegan. The reason to go there was because of a spring school related to my job. To my great surprise the organizers took a lot of care and effort to arrange perfect vegan meals in every restaurant, so I felt not discriminated at all. Here I want to warmly thank Dario and Daniel for their efforts to accommodate a vegan in Italy.

Here there is a bit of what I ate for lunch…

Look at the ruccola leaves, really big!

An awesome, simple and tasty pasta made with aubergine tomato sauce. I am amazed about the flavour of such a simple mix of ingredients but definitively the quality of the tomatoes, aubergine that I ate during the week cannot be compared to what I can get here in The Netherlands. The tomato sauce was cooked at low fire with some garlic cloves for a long long time and the aubergine was soft and nicely cooked.

I had some hours left before my flight departure around Naples. Of course, I went to eat a good pizza in a traditional place founded in 1780, quite old. It is called La pizzeria Brandi.  Did you know that marinara pizza (the one displayed in the photo above) is vegan by default?! I did not have to change anything from the ingredient list, awesome! It is basically tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil and olive oil. Yummy yummy….

Matteo's gnocchi

I have a really good Italian friend that by mistake or not a mistake, he did gnocchi in a vegan way. Even if his grand mum would think that this is a nonsense recipe.

So lovely home-made gnocchi, …

I am sure that I will make them really soon, yum yum


  • 11 small red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • A big bowl of water boiling with salt

Some tomato sauce as you prefer for eating them.


This recipe is explained by photos.

The red small potatoes cooked in microwave oven, after being pierced with a fork to prevent explosion

mashed potatoes

a ball of mashed potatoes, flour, salt and pepper and
a fine cylinder and a few already cut gnocchi in the background

gnocchi ready for being boiled