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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“Polentine” snacks with Seafood Salad (or whatever you like better)

  Here is a special and typical Italian recipe for summer: “Polentine”! The preparation is very simple, all you need is cornmeal flour and water. Then, bake it in the oven!  This delicious snack does not contain gluten or dairy products and can be accompanied with any of your favourite ingredients. I made my Polentine with…

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The Dinette Teller – 32. Places you need to visit in Italy Part 2

Last week we discovered together Places you need to visit in Italy – Part 1  travelling through the northern regions. This time, let’s find out the treasures of the middle and southern part of Italy! As you may have noticed, the 10 spots that we saw in North Italy are characterised by mountain sights and lake…

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Fresh Prawn & Apple Salad

Here is a delicious recipe that will bring a breeze of freshness to your table. Healthy and crispy salad with prawns, apple and artichokes. I know it sounds a bit weird… but seriously, is delicious! For my salad, I used the crunchy Grandmother’s Recipe Artichokes. I will show you how to convert your marinated vegetable in a…

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The Dinette Teller-31. | Places you need to visit in Italy – Part 1

Ah, Italia! What makes Italy one of the most beautiful countries in, well, the world? A place full of history, culture, nature, art and gastronomy. Visitors astonished by the beauty of some coastal scenarios and tiny mediaeval boroughs. Not to mention the beautiful countryside fields planted with vines and olive trees or the northern mountains. Every region has natural and…

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