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Long Fusilli with Traditional Arrabbiata Sauce

Have you ever heard of “Arrabbiata Sauce”? The name of this pasta dish literally means “Angry Sauce”. In fact, the spice kick could turn your face red, as if you were angry!  A traditional recipe from Rome that defines the very essence of its people: passionate, distinctive and a little bit grumpy! This pasta recipe is usually made…

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The Dinette Teller – 43. The Purple Leader: Aubergine

Aubergine is an essential ingredient in Italy as well as in many countries around the world. It is excellent for your health and It has special texture and taste.  A wonderful ingredient that you can combine in hundreds of different dishes. The aubergine species belongs to the family Solanum Melongena. It originated in India more than…

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Onion Soup with Parma Ham and Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

October knocked on the door, the breeze is colder and the fresh air stings our nose… What could be better than a creamy hot soup to warm up our bones? Today I’m going to share with you a wonderful recipe, perfect for the winter, a scented Onion Soup with crunchy strips of Parma Ham seasoned to perfection…

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The Dinette Teller – 42. I Olive You! A Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Part 2

In the last article, we spoke about olives. Today we’ll see together the properties and qualities of one of their most important products: The Extra Virgin Olive Oil. “Olive Oil” and “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”: what’s the difference? There is a wide range of olive oils, but not all of them are the same! The…

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Tuna Fillets with Mango Salad & White Balsamic Vinegar “Prelibato”

I love having fresh sustainably sourced tuna once in a while – it’s easy to cook and high in selenium ( to keep our nails and hair super-strong) and omega-3 fats (to control our blood pressure and cholesterol levels.) For this recipe, I made a fresh mango and vegetable salads with a yummy dressing of soy sauce…

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The Dinette Teller – 41. I Olive You! A Guide to Olives – Part 1

Even if sometimes olive oils received more attention than food delights. Olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed foods! Technically classified as fruits of the “Olea europea” tree, we commonly think about olives not as fruit but as a vegetable. Olive trees can live for several hundred years. The carbon-dated world record for an olive tree…

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White “Aubergine Parmigiana”

White “Aubergine Parmigiana” is one of the lighter versions of the “Traditional Aubergine Parmigiana” which is probably one of the most popular Italian recipes in the world. The traditional version is original from Southern Italy and It’s a classic for any occasion, either summer or Christmas. You can follow the recipe to the Traditional Parmigiana di Melanzane on…

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The Dinette Teller – 40. Top 10 Spices around the world

What’s in your spice cabinet? Almost every dish can be enhanced in taste with spices. From the classic risotto (Saffron) and frittata (Nutmeg) to meat, fish or desserts, such as coconut puddings and dark chocolate tarts (Ginger, Cinnamon). Spices enrich our recipes with intense flavours and scents. The good news is that adding spices to your…

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Paprika Bean-Balls with Garlic Sauce

Are you planning a party with your family or friends? Today I have for you a delicious recipe that can look great as part of any party platter… a tasty snack cloaked in breadcrumbs for extra crunch! These Paprika Bean-Balls with Garlic Patè will have you salivating! If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can just replace the wheat…

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The Dinette Teller – 38. Discovering Herbs and their Properties

Aromatic herbs are important ingredients, to give a boost of taste and to enhance many recipes and preparations. It exists a wide variety of aromatic herbs, but in the last century, they experienced a decline in usage, due to the easy access to the salt. In fact, in the past, the salt was very rare…

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