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No chicken with pasta: what not to do with pasta

23 April, 2020
We looked at the golden rules as to how to cook the perfect pasta, and today we examine what you’re not “supposed” to do with pasta. This is one for the purists, and although I’m one to experiment with pasta…

Italian first courses: rice with peas and chickpeas

22 April, 2020
As we’ll soon be bringing you an Italian recipe of mascarpone and maraschino, we thought we’d go with healthy Italian food today and try a risotto with peas and chickpeas. This is a simple recipe but it takes some time…

Italian recipes: pasta with saffron and anchovy

21 April, 2020
Saffron is often used with risotto, but this time we’ll use this exquisite spice with pasta corta; an innovation that I’m sure you will love! Here are the ingredients: 200 g pasta (short variety); wild fennel; anchovies in oil; 1…

Italian recipes: rigatoni pasta with artichoke and sausage

18 April, 2020
This Italian recipe for rigatoni pasta with sausage and artichokes is delicious and easy to prepare. Here’s what you need:350 g rigatoni; 120 g ricotta; ½ cup milk; 200 g artichokes; 2 sausages; 1 glass of white wine; 1 garlic…

Culatello : the finest ham in the world

17 April, 2020
Today we talk about Culatello of Zibello and the annual fair dedicated to this delicious product from Parma and nearby towns such as Zibello and Fidenza. It comes from the leg of an adult hog and it’s usually aged for…

Italian recipes: pasta with porcini and zucchini

17 April, 2020
Fed up with complicated recipes which never work out the way one wanted? If so try this quick and easy Italian recipe for pasta with porcini and zucchini; it won’t have you slaving in the kitchen for hours!Ingredients: 350 g…

How to make carbonara

14 April, 2020
Of all the famous sauces you can put on pasta in Italy, today we look at Carbonara. While the traditional recipe doesn’t involve cream, in Italy every mother, grandmother and house wife has her own recipe. Pasta alla carbonara is…

Italian summer recipes: cold pasta with tuna fish

12 April, 2020
With temperatures going up and heat waves on the way a quick and easy recipe for pasta fredda or cold pasta is what we need!Ingredients: 180 g spaghetti; canned tuna, lemon juice; chopped parsley; extra virgin olive oil; salt and…

Easy Italian recipes: Tomatoes and mozzarella au gratin

12 April, 2020
Today we have a tasty recipe easy and quick to prepare: tomatoes and mozzarella au gratin.Ingredients: 300 g tomatoes; 300 g mozzarella; 300 g brown bread; basil; 2 garlic cloves; butter; oil and pepper.Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180° c.…

Italian Christmas recipes: homemade seafood pasta

11 April, 2020
This Italian Christmas recipe is used as part of the initial Christmas toast at the beginning of the meal, and is an Italian seafood, Christmas pasta recipe.The ingredients for four people are: 400 grams of tagliatelle, 300 grams of turbot…

Italian recipes: pasta with pesto and octopus

7 April, 2020
Here’s another fantastic recipe that’s quick and great for summer eating, pasta with pesto and octopus.Ingredients: octopus, basil, pine nuts, garlic, extravirgin olive oil, pasta - best if it’s “trofie di Recco” from Liguria, but you should look for fresh…

Italian recipes: pasta with tuna sauce

25 March, 2020
If you have just come back home, are in a hurry and need to prepare a delicious a meal for your friends, this Italian recipe for pasta with tuna sauce is what you need. Ingredients: 350 g fusilli pasta; basil…

Italian summer recipes: pasta with potatoes and pesto

24 March, 2020
Italian pasta recipes can get creative and while it might seem like a strange combination to some, there is more than one example in Italy of pasta and potato served together. As summer in Italy approaches and we’re in a…
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