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Roast Beef with Apple and Balsamic Gravy

Roast Sunday lunch is not just a traditional dish, but also one of my favourites! Today I want to show you few secrets to give a personal touch to your Sunday roast making two different sauces with Malpighi’s IGP Silver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. One of them is a thick and delicious gravy, the other one is an…

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Arlecchino Black Squid Ink Spaghetti

Spring is the ultimate season for fresh produce. Give to your table a multicoloured look with this super delicious Arlecchino Spaghetti! Why “Arlecchino”? Arlecchino is one of the most famous characters of the Carnival of Naples who wears a multicoloured suit. We’re going to toss our Black Squid Ink Spaghetti with a fresh dressing full of colourful vegetables,…

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Mushroom and Black Olive Patè Strudel

Do you want some yummy Italian appetizer idea? Dig into this savoury pastry sheet filled with mushrooms, cheese and Black Olives Tapenade. A combination of ingredients that run together, amplifying each other’s flavour… Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. This mushroom strudel is the perfect appetizer for your lunch or brunch! I also want to share with you a simple recipe to make a home-made…

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Mini-Easter Italian Pies “Torta Pasqualina”

“Torta Pasqualina” (literally translated as “Easter Pie”) is a traditional Italian Easter recipe from Genoa, the capital of the Liguria region. This savoury pastry is filled with spinach, eggs and ricotta cheese. A fantastic vegetarian recipe that can be served as a snack or as a part of an Easter tea table. This year, I decided to do…

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Rigatoni with Sundried Tomato and Almond Pesto

Are you ready for an explosion of Mediterranean flavour? Try my delicious Rigatoni with sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, almonds and basil. The Sundried Tomatoes have a fleshy and elastic texture, a dark red colour, and an aromatic scent. During the season, these Italian tomatoes are left under the sun for about 3 days. Then, conserved with sunflower oil and a herbs mixture.…

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“Pasta Pasticciata” Fusilloni Gratin with White Bolognese Sauce

Pasta Pasticciata recipe is a Traditional Italian Pasta Pie typically prepared in Southern Italy and eaten by the whole family on Sunday meals or on special occasions You can prepare this delicious gratin pasta using Fusilloni, a thick, corkscrew shaped pasta. The word presumably comes from ‘fuso’ meaning: spindle, as fusilloni was traditionally spun by rolling a small rod over…

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Paccheri pasta in Artichoke-Carbonara Sauce

The famous carbonara sauce was born in Rome at the end of the Second World War and with it the Traditional Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. The creaminess that you get with a carbonara style sauce is perfect to make a wide variety of pasta dishes. Today, I will share with you a super yummy recipe made with artichokes-carbonara sauce! The sapid…

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Sole Fillets Stuffed with Olives & Herbs

Are you looking for a tasty fish dish? I discovered this memorable recipe some time ago and today I want to share with you! It’s a very simple and creative dish that really adds a boost of taste to any white fish. I’ve used sole fillets, a fish easy to digest, low in fat, high in…

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Pappa al Pomodoro, Amore Mio!

The renown “Pappa al Pomodoro” is a popular main dish amongst the Tuscany farmers, especially in Siena. It is a thick soup, made of bread, tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic and basil. It can be eaten either warm or cold and a nutritious recipe for those who follow a vegetarian diet.  This dish was…

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Hot Lentil Soup with Cornbread

In Italy, a popular New Year’s Eve tradition states that eating lentils at midnight will bring one financial prosperity in the year to come… Red hot chilli peppers are also a symbol of good luck and money! Today, I want to share with you how to make a fantastic lentil soup with tomato sauce and blend it…

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