Pumpkin, mushroom, and salame pasta

Pumpkin, mushroom, and salame pasta Pumpkin is a typical autumn and winter vegetable. Thanks to its unmistakable taste it is an excellent ingredient for sweet and savory recipes. It can be used to prepare many different dishes for Halloween. Originally from the Americas, pumpkins are widely used in Italian cuisine, particularly in the cities of…

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Ciambella Romagnola with extra virgin oil

Ciambella Romagnola The ciambella romagnola is a very simple dessert typical of the Emilia-Romagna cuisine. Ciambella Romagnola is also called “brazadela” in the local dialect. This simple cake is great for breakfast, snacks, and can be served as a dessert. It is common to dip the ciambella into wines such as Cagnina di Romagna or Albana. Or even better,…

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Homemade tagliatelle recipe

Handmade tagliatelle Serves 2 2 eggs 200 grams of 00 flour (or 180 grams of 00 flour and 20 g of semolina flour) Procedure for tagliatelle On a work surface put the flour. Create a well in center. Put the eggs in the middle of the flour. Carefully beat eggs with a fork and mix…

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Tagliatelle alla boscaiola, with mushrooms and peas

Tagliatelle alla boscaiola, with mushrooms and peas. Tagliatelle alla boscaiola is a perfect dish when you have little time and you are in the mood for something typically Italian. Boscaiola sauce goes well with tagliatelle and also with fusilli, rigatoni, fettuccia, orecchiette, trofie, strozzapreti, long fusilli, and other shapes. Tagliatelle alla boscaiola is a simple and genuine recipe you can cook at lunch,…

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Stuffed bell peppers alla poverella

Stuffed bell peppers “alla poverella” The other day, the stalls at the farmers’ market were full of fresh bell peppers. They were of all shapes and colors, and perfect for this week’s recipe: stuffed peppers “alla poverella” . You can prepare them in just 10 minutes, then pop them in the oven and wait for…

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Baked spaghetti roll

Baked spaghetti roll For Italians, this week’s recipe brings back happy childhood memories.  Our mothers made it with leftover spaghetti, because, well, they never threw out anything! She would take the pasta and mix it with various things in the fridge – salami, prosciutto, mortadella, different types of cheese.  And always some fresh vegetables.  Then…

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Linguine and white beans in tomato sauce

Linguine and white beans in tomato sauce Linguine and white beans in tomato sauce is a delicious first course sure to make a splash. This recipe is easy to prepare but at the same time suitable for special occasions. In Italy there are many versions of pasta and beans, and it is mainly prepared as a…

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Sliced potato, leek, and dried tomatoes tart – vegan recipe

Sliced potato, leek, and dried tomatoes tart The combination of leeks, potatoes, and dried tomatoes is magical – it always produces love at first bite. Here a classic recipe has been changed slightly, replacing the butter with extra virgin olive oil.  The oil is also used for the sauce made with rice milk. Oil makes…

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Gragnano baked paccheri cake, classic recipe

Gragnano baked paccheri cake Gragnano baked paccheri cake is a dish you can serve your guests on special occasions. This version is savoury and a bit tangy thanks to the use of Pecorino Romano cheese. You can use vegetarian Pecorino Sardo cheese as an alternative, here an example. With just a few ingredients you will…

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Vegan long fusilli pasta with sauteed vegetables and carrot puree

Long fusilli pasta with sauteed vegetables and carrot puree, also called “dell’amicizia” (“among friends”)   Long fusilli dell’amicizia is a vegan recipe, simple but with a rich and well-balanced flavour.  The key to achieving the depth and balance lies in cooking the vegetables properly, so they are soft but still retain their nutritional value. The…

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