The Dinette Teller – 12. The Dishwasher

Josephine Cochrane from Illinois USA invented the first practical dishwasher in 1886. Josephine Cochrane was the granddaughter of the Steam Boat inventor. She was a wealthy woman who wanted to buy the machine that could wash her dishes faster than her servants. Since she couldn’t find one,  she furiously exclaimed: “If no one has yet…

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Sweet Peppers Fried Egg Full Breakfast

Saint Valentine’s Day is around the corner and love is certainly in the air! We all show love differently; from the husband, wife, beloved partner; the best friend, the closest relatives to the lovely cat… but one collective love thing is for sure – everyone LOVES being loved with a home-made super tasty and healthy…

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The Dinette Teller Special – Saint Valentine

Valentines Day began in 496 AD, during the ruling of the Roman Empire. Saint Valentine was executed and as a result commemorated on 14th February. Many people claim that Valentines Day has its origins on the Roman Lupercalia, a Pagan Festival of fertility and love. The festival was abolished under the rule of Pope Gelasius.…

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Penne with Black Olives and Tuna Sauce

Tired and bored of the usual pasta sauces on sale? Today I’m going to cook a very simple recipe with an apparently traditional dressing; but I changed it and now the result is a surprising delicious and super creamy sauce! If you are in a rush but you don’t want to go without a satisfying…

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The Dinette Teller – 11. Teapot and Electric Kettle

The first trace of the kettle was found in Mesopotamia; a vessel made from bronze, which looked identical to our modern day teapots. These were made from 3500 to 2000 BC. The concept to boil water began in ancient China through soldiers and travelers understanding that it removed the impurities in it. To give the…

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Yummy Baked Potatoes in my Tummy

Here’s my italian rich version of delicious baked potatoes. Always a treat – they go very well with chicken, vegetables or by themselves as appetizer or snack! The Italian touch is given by scrumptious Sundried Tomatoes! Loved by adults and children they are the perfect solution for a yummy meal and are appreciated by everyone.. you won’t…

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The Dinette Teller – 10. The Washing Machine

The washing machine is the symbol of the economic boom experienced in the 60’s. In addition to the dirt this device also removed the heaviest and most time-consuming household chore. Represented as one of the most important steps it served as a catalyst to female emancipation and to a very deep change in daily life and…

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Devil’s Seafood and Fish Soup

The fish soup was born as a “poor man’s recipe”, since the folk used to cook it, in order not to waste the leftovers of fish. The soup was usually seasoned with garlic, parsley, onion and chilli… extremely delicious! This is my version of the fish soup, and I used my favourite shellfish and seafood…

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The Dinette Teller – 09. Pots and Cooking Materials

During the Stone Age and after the discovery of fire men began to create containers in order to cook food. The container needed to be waterproof, heat-resistant and enable the heat to reach the food inside to warm it. In the beginning prehistoric men used leaves to contain fat and liquids, whilst hard stone cups…

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Fettuccine with Cime di Rapa Pesto, Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

In Italy we are used to separating pasta from chicken, but two weeks ago one of my friends came from Australia to visit me during the Christmas Holidays and she taught me this fantastic recipe! I obviously gave the recipe an “Italian touch”, adding one of my favourite type of sauces which is quite common…

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