The Dinette Teller – 11. Teapot and Electric Kettle

The first trace of the kettle was found in Mesopotamia; a vessel made from bronze, which looked identical to our modern day teapots. These were made from 3500 to 2000 BC. The concept to boil water began in ancient China through soldiers and travelers understanding that it removed the impurities in it. To give the…

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Yummy Baked Potatoes in my Tummy

Here’s my italian rich version of delicious baked potatoes. Always a treat – they go very well with chicken, vegetables or by themselves as appetizer or snack! The Italian touch is given by scrumptious Sundried Tomatoes! Loved by adults and children they are the perfect solution for a yummy meal and are appreciated by everyone.. you won’t…

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The Dinette Teller – 10. The Washing Machine

The washing machine is the symbol of the economic boom experienced in the 60’s. In addition to the dirt this device also removed the heaviest and most time-consuming household chore. Represented as one of the most important steps it served as a catalyst to female emancipation and to a very deep change in daily life and…

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Devil’s Seafood and Fish Soup

The fish soup was born as a “poor man’s recipe”, since the folk used to cook it, in order not to waste the leftovers of fish. The soup was usually seasoned with garlic, parsley, onion and chilli… extremely delicious! This is my version of the fish soup, and I used my favourite shellfish and seafood…

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The Dinette Teller – 09. Pots and Cooking Materials

During the Stone Age and after the discovery of fire men began to create containers in order to cook food. The container needed to be waterproof, heat-resistant and enable the heat to reach the food inside to warm it. In the beginning prehistoric men used leaves to contain fat and liquids, whilst hard stone cups…

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Fettuccine with Cime di Rapa Pesto, Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

In Italy, we are used to separating pasta from chicken, but two weeks ago one of my friends came from Australia to visit me during the Christmas Holidays and she taught me this fantastic recipe! I obviously gave the recipe an “Italian touch”, adding one of my favourite type of sauces which is quite common…

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The Dinette Teller – 08. The Salt Cellar

The salt has always been a sacred element. In fact, it was used to preserve foods, to make drugs, and to colour fabrics. To trade the salt new commercial routes developed creating new alliances among different kingdoms and determining new politic and geographical boundaries. In the beginning the salt cellar was viewed as a Holy…

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Courgette Parmigiana Flower MiniRolls

Christmas does not need to be only calories! For this reason, today I want to share with you a healthy and light recipe, which is at the same time delicious and tasteful, especially if eaten warm! It could be a nice appetizer on your Christmas table. Don’t hesitate and let’s try my: Courgette Parmigiana Flower Mini…

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The Dinette Teller Special – The Befana

The Befana is a folkloristic character as Santa Claus, which, in Italy, is related to the Epiphany’s day on the 6th of January, when the Star of Bethlehem led the Three Wise King to the cradle of Jesus. In fact, “epifania” means “to appear” and, as the Three Wise Kings appeared in the middle of the…

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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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