The Dinette Teller – 37. Grapes and Balsamic Vinegar

The cultivation of grapes takes place in almost every region of Italy and there are more than one million vineyards.  Italians use grapes not only to make incredible wines but also to produce the unique Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena can exclusively take place in the Italian provinces of…

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Spicy Turkey with Mushrooms and Olives

Autumn is just around the corner and the weather is getting a bit cooler. Here is a great warm turkey recipe for the colder months of the year. It’s easy to put together and can be a perfectly hearty on a chilly day. To give a special and unique taste to my recipe, I combined the turkey with Pitted…

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The Dinette Teller – 36. Cooking Pasta the Italian Way

Cooking pasta is worldwide renown as the Italian pride… and it definitely is! Italians eat pasta on average 5-6 times a week. However, it is recommended to eat it for lunch avoiding carbs at night. There are few thing that you need to know if you don’t want Italians to criticise your pasta dish! Obviously,…

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The Dinette Teller – 39. Foods to Stay Healthy this Autumn

Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is from the September equinox to the December solstice; the 21st of September points out the end of the Summer.   Autumn is traditionally known as the harvest season, a wonderful time for reaping the benefits of the long, warm growing season…

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The Dinette Teller – 35. Everything about Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sundried tomatoes are a typical delicacy of the South of Italy, especially of Puglia and Sicily. Just to let you know, the “Pachino tomato” is the name of the most famous type of Italian cherry tomato. Its name come from the Sicilian city “Pachino”. This makes us aware of the fact that the south is…

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Cod crusted in Aubergines, with Sweet Pepper Sauce and Balsamic “Prelibato”

August is the month in which all the summer fruits and vegetables hit maximum maturity and flavour levels. Remember that tomatoes and aubergines are packed with flavour at this time of the year! For this reason, I have prepared for you a delicious cod recipe with aubergines, a vegetable that matches perfectly with the delicate taste…

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Stuffed Courgette Flowers with Balsamic Vinegar “Saporoso”

Everyone loves courgette flowers! They are so nice and delicate, and you can use it in several ways: to dress your pasta or as a light side for meat and fish. Have you ever tried them stuffed?? Try this amazing recipe, which is completelly vegetarian! I did bake them in the oven instead frying, so…

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The Dinette Teller – 33. Ferragosto. A Special Event in Puglia

FERRAGOSTO Ferragosto is an Italian and Sammarinese public holiday celebrated on 15 August, coinciding with the major Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary. By metonymy, it is also the summer vacation period around mid-August, which may be a long weekend (ponte di ferragosto). A TOURIST IN PUGLIA Since I started working at Taste with Gusto I’ve…

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Trofie Pasta with Crunchy Zucchini and Bacon

Trofie matches perfectly with green pesto. However, not everyone knows that it is also fabulous with a different kind of sauce! I wanted something fresh and super easy to cook for today, I used zucchini and bacon to make a pasta sauce that tastes delicious both warm and cold. The result is a velvety and crunchy dish. Bacon…

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The Dinette Teller – 34. Spice up your life with Chilli Pepper!

The red chilli pepper, called “Capsicum Annuum”, is part of the Solanaceae family with potatoes, aubergines, tomatoes, and tobacco. It was born in America and brought for the first time to Europe by Cristoforo Colombo during his second journey in the New World. The chilli pepper plant has nice white flowers and oblong fruits, which become green, yellow,…

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