Christmas Beef Stew in Balsamic Reduction with Spicy Potatoes

Christmas is around the corner and this recipe is perfect for the Christmassy atmosphere! The beef meat is very versatile and it is possible to cook it in several ways. I really love stew meat, mainly during Holy Celebrations, like this! I was inspired by the characteristic flavour of balsamic vinegar, that I really love.…

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The Dinette Teller – 07. The Chef’s Hat

The first knowledge about professional cooks of the history is dated in ancient Greece, and then in the Roman Empire, the Middle Age, and so on. In all these periods, the cook was not an important role, but more similar to a servant. During the XVIII Century, in France, the career of cook gained distinction…

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Crunchy Roasted Vegetables with Garlic and Paprika

The genius of this recipe is in its simplicity! It is one of my favourite ones, because it is delicious, healthy and it represents the perfect side of almost everything! Roasted vegetables are usually one of the most beloved side dish in every occasion, mostly during celebrations and holidays, like Christmas meals! In this version,…

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The Dinette Teller – 06. The Knife

The knife dramatically improved the human life and for this reason a lot of writers of the past scribbled down a few lines to it. For instance, in the 1st Century, the latin poet Lucrezio wrote: “In the past we used hands, nails and teeth as weapons, then stones and broken branches. Finally, bronze and iron…

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Savoury Rose Cake with Pesto and Mozzarella

HO HO HO Christmas is coming!! Nice decorations, sparkling lights, a warm cosy fireplace… the only missing thing is a homely and fragrant smell of bread! The house is then ready to be the perfect spot for meeting family time and cooking! The recipe of this week is not properly characterized by a quick preparation,…

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The Dinette Teller – 05. The Glass

The glass has a history very interesting. The first glasses we have heard of, were just simple natural tools, such as shells, bark pieces, coconut shells and so on. An important evolution can be found during the Egyptian Epoch, with the introduction of clay artifacts. They already knew the glass as a material but they had…

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Velvety Chickpeas Soup with Seafood Salad

Christmas is coming and we are already thinking about the Christmas Menu, to share with relatives and friends! Today, I want to share with you this tasteful and really easy recipe, typical of Tuscany, which can be a beautiful appetizer or snack, to serve during the holidays… but also every day, if you liked it!…

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Straccetti (Sliced) Beef with Artichokes

Straccetti (Sliced) Beef with artichokes is the perfect recipe for those days when you are not in the mood or you don’t have any time to cook.

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The Dinette Teller – 04. The Dish

The dish was already in use since the Cretan, Greek, Etruscan and Roman eras. It was made from several materials, like glass, wood, pottery, and crystal.

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Vegetarian Ricotta-balls with Basil Tomato Sauce

Vegetarian Ricotta-balls are one of my favourite autumn comfy-food: soft, tasty and warm! They can be eaten with leftovers and for reusing stale bread

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