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Italian recipes from Puglia: pasta with turnip tops

25 April, 2020
This recipe from Puglia is easy to prepare and has a couple of variants depending on the area where it’s made. Today we give you the classic, traditional recipe though everyone has their own version. The best pasta to use…

Italian summer recipes: cold pasta with broccoli

25 April, 2020
If you’re looking for a quick recipe for your evening meal, this Italian recipe for cold pasta is what you need.Ingredients: 180 g pasta; boiled carots; broccoli; pesto sauce; tuna fish; two tablespoons extra virgin oil; salt .Preparation: cook the…

Italian Desserts: Soft Amaretti recipe

25 April, 2020
To tell the truth, these cookies were a bit of an obsession for me. I couldn’t get the hang of it; I don’t know, but whenever I tried to make amaretti, I failed and got angry over my failure. Thank…

Italian recipes: homemade focaccia with potatoes and rosemary

25 April, 2020
This easy Italian recipe will have you making homemade focaccia with only a little patience required for rising time. Focaccia is a tradition that is most closely linked with Liguria, where you can generally find Italy’s best focaccia.The ingredients for…

How to make Italian sweets: canestrelli biscuits from Liguria

23 April, 2020
Now we’re getting serious. Our Italian recipes have brought you everything from Napoletan dish “gattò” to homemade Nutella, but this is perhaps our first proper sweet. Called Canestrelli, these biscuits are made in the shape of ringed flowers and are…

Italian recipes: Veal "Pavese"

23 April, 2020
Children are not particularly fond of meat but I’m sure they will adore this Italian veal dish!Ingredients: 25 g flour; 60 g butter; 200 g canned tomatoes; ½ cup of white wine; black pepper; 600 g veal escalopes; 120 g…

Italian cooking: traditional regional vs national dishes – who wins?

23 April, 2020
Italian cooking will also celebrate 150 years of Italian unification this year, but the regionalism associated with traditional Italian recipes and dishes nearly always outweighs a nationalist interpretation of Italian cuisine. Over recent weeks, as Italy celebrated the date of…

Italian recipes: spaghetti omlette with Parmesan cheese

23 April, 2020
With this new recipe you will save time, money and eat great!Ingredients: 3 eggs; leftover spaghetti; butter; Parmesan cheese; culinary herbsPreparation: chop the spaghetti and place in a bowl. Next add the eggs, Parmesan cheese, aromatic herbs, and a pinch…

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 spring recipes: fresh fruit tart

22 April, 2020
Many Italians celebrate birthdays and other important events with a large fruit tart made from shortcrust pastry, custard and fresh fruit. Called a ‘crostata alla frutta’ you’ll often find it considered a traditional Italian dessert, and as we’re now in…

Italian recipes: ricotta soup

22 April, 2020
I know, I know ravioli with spinach and ricotta are really irresistible and just the thought of it makes your mouth water! But if you are in a hurry and have no time to spare, don’t worry, this quick and…

Italian dessert recipes: panna cotta with amaretti biscuits

22 April, 2020
Italian desserts are many and varied but one of my favourites is the traditional panna cotta. It’s light and can be adapted to anyone’s taste, served with forest fruits or chocolate, and today we look at panna cotta with amaretti…

Italian recipes: Potato casserole

22 April, 2020
Today we have a very simple recipe for you: Potato casserole. Actually this dish is from Trieste, a beautiful city in the far north of Italy. Ingredients: 700/800 g sweet potatoes, 1 onion, oil, pancetta, salt and pepper.Directions: boil the…

Italian recipes: Lamb's head with beans

21 April, 2020
I’m afraid it wont’ be easy for you to find a lamb’s head, tastes are changing and now many people prefer vegetables to meat. Anyway here’s a very old and tasty recipe that our grandmothers used to prepare in the…

Tiramisu variations: mascarpone and maraschino Italian dessert

21 April, 2020
There’s nothing like a traditional tiramisù to finish an Italian meal, but the original Italian dessert also lends itself to many variations. Here we present you with a variation of the classic tiramisù: a mascarpone and maraschino mix. It’s definitely…

How to make homemade limoncello

21 April, 2020
Limoncello is a classic Italian liqueur used for an afterdinner “digestivo” or “amaro” and you can find it just about everywhere. Homemade limoncello is probably totally illegal in the country where I come from, although some Italian migrants still manage.…

Italian recipes: peppers stuffed with pasta

21 April, 2020
Despite high temperatures (summer has arrived at last!), I love to cook! These peppers stuffed with pasta are simply delicious! Prepare a sauce with tomatoes, then cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. Meanwhile cook the pasta in slightly salted…

Italian recipes for Easter: cheese pizza from Umbria

21 April, 2020
Easter in Italy is a time of traditional Italian recipes, where every family pulls out the old recipe book and makes something from times gone by. In Umbria, the “crescia” is famous, and often better known as a cheese pizza.…

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: Frico from Friuli

21 April, 2020
I have just come upon this rather interesting Frico recipe from Friuli; a dish peasants used to prepare with cheese leftovers. I’m sure you will love it! Actually there are two versions of it, one soft and creamy with Montasio…
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