The Dinette Teller – 40. Top 10 Spices around the world

What’s in your spice cabinet? Almost every dish can be enhanced in taste with spices. From the classic risotto (Saffron) and frittata (Nutmeg) to meat, fish or desserts, such as coconut puddings and dark chocolate tarts (Ginger, Cinnamon). Spices enrich our recipes with intense flavours and scents. The good news is that adding spices to your…

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Paprika Bean-Balls with Garlic Sauce

Are you planning a party with your family or friends? Today I have for you a delicious recipe that can look great as part of any party platter… a tasty snack cloaked in breadcrumbs for extra crunch! These Paprika Bean-Balls with Garlic Patè will have you salivating! If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can just replace the wheat…

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The Dinette Teller – 38. Discovering Herbs and their Properties

Aromatic herbs are important ingredients, to give a boost of taste and to enhance many recipes and preparations. It exists a wide variety of aromatic herbs, but in the last century, they experienced a decline in usage, due to the easy access to the salt. In fact, in the past, the salt was very rare…

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Black Olives Bread Crown

Today I was in the mood of baking something special. I decided to have a look at my Grandma Recipes Book. I found this delicious Black Olives Bread Crown!It’s an excellent alternative to traditional bread. The magic ingredient of this recipe is the Black Olives Tapenade that can give a boost of taste to all your meals!  This lovely bread…

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Ricotta Cheese and Spinach “Lumaconi”

This “Lumaconi” pasta dish is one of the nicest meal I’ve ever eaten. It is a traditional dish in Italy, but at the same time and even though it is a pasta dish it is very different from a  typical pasta recipe. “Lumaconi” is a type of pasta with a peculiar shape. It is perfect to embrace…

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The Dinette Teller – 37. Grapes and Balsamic Vinegar

The cultivation of grapes takes place in almost every region of Italy and there are more than one million vineyards.  Italians use grapes not only to make incredible wines but also to produce the unique Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena can exclusively take place in the Italian provinces of…

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Spicy Turkey with Mushrooms and Olives

Autumn is just around the corner and the weather is getting a bit cooler. Here is a great warm turkey recipe for the colder months of the year. It’s easy to put together and can be a perfectly hearty on a chilly day. To give a special and unique taste to my recipe, I combined the turkey with Pitted…

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The Dinette Teller – 36. Cooking Pasta the Italian Way

Cooking pasta is worldwide renown as the Italian pride… and it definitely is! Italians eat pasta on average 5-6 times a week. However, it is recommended to eat it for lunch avoiding carbs at night. There are few thing that you need to know if you don’t want Italians to criticise your pasta dish! Obviously,…

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The Dinette Teller – 39. Foods to Stay Healthy this Autumn

Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is from the September equinox to the December solstice; the 21st of September points out the end of the Summer.   Autumn is traditionally known as the harvest season, a wonderful time for reaping the benefits of the long, warm growing season…

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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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