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

Many 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 to…

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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’s 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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Chicken Wings with Red Pesto

Today, I have prepared for you a special recipe to give a healthy Italian touch to your chicken wings. Avoid deep frying the chicken and cook it slowly… This gourmet mixture combines Pitted Leccina Olives and Red Pesto to create a combination of fresh new flavours. Red Pesto is a tasty sauce that combines the sweet and rich flavour of sun-dried…

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The Dinette Teller – 48. The Traditional Italian Aperitivo

The Traditional Italian Aperitivo is not only an occasion to eat and drink. Instead, it is very much a social event. The perfect way to spend time with family, friends or workmates. The important ingredients of a good “aperitivo” are good company, a great drink and delicious snack! The “apertivo” should keep pre-dinner hunger at bay. However,…

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Italian Brunch Savoury Croissants

Croissant or “Cornetti” as we call it in Italy, are a staple of Italian breakfast. In every Italian bar, the morning starts with a large crowd holding a cappuccino in one hand and a cornetto in the other one. But the recipe that I have for you today ..is another story… Today, I have prepared for you delicious savoury croissants which…

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The Dinette Teller – 47. Bronte’s Pistachio: The Second Italian Green Gold

Even though the most famous Green Gold of Italy is represented by the Olive and the Extra virgin Olive Oil, Italy keeps in itself another greenish delicious secret: the Pistachio nuts! History and Origins Even though the Pistachio originated in the Eastern Countries, especially in Persia, Syria and India, it reached the Italian coasts in…

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