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’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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