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Mushroom and ham lasagna – (lasagna goccia d’oro)

Mushroom and ham lasagna – (lasagna goccia d’oro) Lasagna “goccia d’oro” is part of the traditional Emilian gastronomy and is prepared for special occasions when you want to impress your guests with a delicate, tasty, and elegant dish. “Goccia d’oro” means golden drop, and you will immediately understand why the dish has this name when you…

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Roasted eggplant and courgettes with tomato sauce, herbs, capers, and olives

Roasted eggplant and courgettes with tomato sauce, herbs, capers, and olives (also called “alla cafona“). If you love rich flavours, this recipe is for you. It is really quick and easy to prepare and you need just a few ingredients. This dish is similar to aubergine parmigiana, and just as tasty, but much lighter. The…

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Caprese cake (flourless cake)

Caprese cake (flourless cake) The Caprese cake is a chocolate cake with a soft heart and a light crust outside. Made with almond flour, eggs, dark chocolate, and a little more, the Caprese is a traditional dessert from Capri Island. Naturally gluten-free, this cake is easy and quick to prepare. Ingredients almond flour 250 gm. dark chocolate…

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Orecchiette with Savoy cabbage and gorgonzola

Orecchiette with Savoy cabbage and gorgonzola Does the hustle and bustle of the holiday season-shopping for Christmas gifts, running errands, writing cards- leave you with no time for cooking? This recipe is for you. Pass by Franco’s stall and buy his wonderful pasta. While you are there, you will surely find another local selling fresh cabbage,…

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Roasted cod with potatoes

Roasted cod with potatoes Baked cod with potatoes is a simple and refined dish. This second course can be prepared in 30 minutes by using simple ingredients. Just choose fresh fish, excellent potatoes, and quality extra virgin olive oil. Also suitable for children, this recipe is gluten free. Ingredients 3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly…

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Zuppa imperiale

Zuppa imperiale The imperial soup is a classic Bolognese soup made with cubes of baked semolina and Parmesan, then served in a rich broth. Zuppa imperiale means “Emperor’s soup” and is similar to Krinofel – an Austrian soup prepared with similar ingredients. The legend says it was Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma and the first…

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Saltimbocca alla Romana with roasted potatoes

Saltimbocca alla Romana with roasted potatoes The literal translation of saltimbocca is “jump in the mouth”. Roman saltimbocca veal escalopes are famous all over the world.  Why all the fuss over such a simple and quick recipe?  Because although the dish is simple to prepare, saltimbocca is incredibly flavourful, a perfect combination of meat, ham, wine, and…

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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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