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Fettuccine Pasta with Speck and Radicchio Sauce

Today, we will prepare together a pasta recipe using two flavourful ingredients that are typical of the Winter season: Radicchio and Speck. Radicchio is a type of chicory, a flavorful and versatile fall vegetable. The leaves are a little bitter with a crisp crunch. Speck is a pork-product very similar to prosciutto but the meat…

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New Year Fortune Biscuits!

Every year, I bake delicious handmade biscuits and give a pack to my relatives and friends as a gift. I feel that this is a nice way to wish them a prosperous (and delicious!) New Year ūüôā Nowadays, they are well renowned as “Irene Fortune Biscuits”! I follow the recipe of my Grandma to make…

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Christmas Polpettone with Garlic Roast Potatoes

I am sure that everyone has heard about¬†“polpette“, Italian meatballs… but do you know what’s a¬†“polpettone”?¬† Polpettone is an Italian meatloaf (or a meatball large enough to share). It is a traditional dish made from a mixture of different meats and stuffed with vegetables, herbs and cheese. It is super delicious and perfect to celebrate…

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Christmas Traditions in Italy

When it comes to Christmas celebrations, there is no other place in the world like Italy. It is a great place to be at Christmas time since Italians have lots of special Christmas traditions! Throughout the whole country,¬†Natale¬†tends to be a family-centric holiday. A time to stay at home (and eat!) with loved ones. However,…

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Cous Cous with Clams, Olives, Pistachio and Balsamic Vinegar “Malpighi”

Many will say¬†that clams are a typical Summer ingredient… but actually, they are delicious any time of the year! Their sandy taste matches perfectly with grains such as couscous and nuts like pistachio. Today, I’m going to mix these ingredients to create a wonderful autumnal recipe with a summer¬†aftertaste.¬† A perfect way to say goodbye…

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Three Perfect Italian Christmas Menu

If you are looking for Italian Christmas dinner ideas, look no further! I have put together my three different Christmas menus that offer a variety of age-old traditions, as well as innovation! What do Italians eat for¬†Christmas? The list of traditional dishes is huge because the regional diversity enhances¬†Italian gastronomy richness.¬†For this reason, there‚Äôs no…

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Traditional Bolognese Lasagne

Bolognese Lasagne is a worldwide renown Italian dish from the northern region of Emilia Romagna. It is a symbol of the Italian culture. For many families all over Italy, it is a must-have dish for special celebrations and a Christmas day tradition! Nowadays, there are many different versions buy today, I will share with you…

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Christmas Pasta Decorations

Did you know that you can make beautiful Christmas decoration with pasta? You can give your Christmas tree a heartfelt touch of homemade with this easy pasta ornament craft ideas! Create amazing snowflakes, stars, and every shape you want with different kinds of pasta. There are so many different pasta types that you can use,…

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Winter Strozzapreti with Gorgonzola, Mushrooms and Wallnut Sauce

December is here and more than ever before we need to¬†warm up our¬†bodies with nutritious meals! Today I want to share with you one of my favourites¬†creamy and velvety pasta recipe, perfect for winter time! This recipe is typical from the northern part of Italy, where my father comes from. Surrounded¬†by the snowy Alps, the…

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The Dinette Teller – 49. || 5 Best Italian Cocktails with Balsamic Vinegar ||

Last week, we spoke about the traditional Italian Aperitivo. Instead, today I want to share with you a breeze of innovation because¬†Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is an ingredient that can inspire many cocktail creations! What is the result? A wonderful taste that enhances alcoholic beverages¬†with oak essence to create a¬†great depth of flavour. Definitely, a…

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