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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Pasta Shakerata with Peppers & Clams

In Italy, there are hundreds of different ways to cook pasta and the use of ingredients can be very different from region to region or even from family to family! Today, I made for you a pasta dish that combines a sauce of red peppers and onions with the intense flavour of clams. At first,…

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The Dinette Teller – 46. Almonds, a symbol of Puglia

The almonds are a type of dried fruit. They are very versatile and rich in healthy properties. In Italy, almonds are mainly grown and harvested in Puglia, where the climate ease the rising of the Almond Trees, which is of the Rosacea family. Origins The name “mandorla” (“almond” in Italian) derives from the Latin “amygdalus”.…

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Handmade Stuffed Braided Bread

I love trying new ideas to make appetizers to impress my guests. This time I have to say that I nailed it! This braided bread is soft and rich in flavour. It requires a bit of patience to make the bread dough but trust me, it will definitely worth it! Everyone will fall in love with the taste and smell…

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The Dinette Teller – 45. Happy Meals! Foods rich in Serotonin

We have already change the clock and the days are getting shorter and shorter. This lack of light could lead to a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also called winter blues. Serotonin is the feel-good drug in your body. It regulates your mood and at the right levels keep you happy and calm. “winter blues”. This feeling has been which…

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Halloween Penne with Pumpkin, Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

There’s no trick to making this Halloween recipe! Did you know eating pumpkin is very good for your heart? The fibre, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health! We all know that Halloween comes along with hundreds of candies and chocolates. However, it is possible to enjoy a healthy Italian meal made with seasonal…

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The Dinette Teller – 44. Curiosities about Pumpkin and Halloween

One of the main symbols of Halloween is the pumpkin! This is the time of the year to make provisions of candies and sweet treats because bunches of children are going to knock on your door in just a few days, shouting “Trick or Treat?” Adults and children absolutely love this celebration worldwide, and it…

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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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