The Dinette Teller – 15. Cheating on the Sense of Taste

Did you know what type of experiments has been made to cheat our taste? The followings are few experiments that have been used to investigate the sense of taste. This is now recognized as a complex and important neurological science. The results of some of these experiments can be quite funny.. you may want to…

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Linguine with Courgettes and Avocado Pesto

Happy San Patrick Day! Today, I prepared for you a 100% green recipe. A combination of the spirit of Ireland with Italian pasta! Because everyone is Irish on St. Patrick´s Day, even Italians! Make a delicious sauce for linguine using two of the most tasteful green ingredients ever, courgette and avocado. Despite the rare combination…

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The Dinette Teller – 14. The Tomato

The tomato is a popular vegetable, which figures in the cuisine of many countries around the world. It is particularly prominent in Italian cooking, but it was unknown in Europe until Spanish explorers brought it from the Americas. The tomato originated in the highlands of Peru. From there, it eventually expanded to Mexico, where it…

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Salmon Fillets with Asparagus Patè and Seeds Crust

Do you like salmon fillets? It is one of my favourite dishes!  Not only for the exceptional nutritional value that can provide including omega-3,  fatty acids and selenium.  But also because the meat of salmon is so tender and soft. Salmon can be cooked in many different ways: grilled, fried, steamed… but my favourite one is…

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The Dinette Teller Special – International Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day officially born on the 28th of February 1909. Starting in New York as a result of the efforts of the Socialist Party. Even before that, women’s strokes were becoming popular all around America and Europe. Actually, it was during the first half of the 19th century that women started organising marches and protests.…

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Pastry-crusted Italian Style Burger

Are you planning to spend a nice evening with your friends at home? Are you looking for something delicious to eat all together, but you are bored of the usual burger and takeaway meals? To add a creative touch to your burger in just a few minutes, try this recipe! I have replaced the soft bread…

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The Dinette Teller – 13. The Cookbooks

The first Western cookbook appeared over 1600 years ago. De Re Coquinara, which means “concerning cookery”) is attributed to a Roman gourmet named Apicius. It is probably a compilation of Roman and Greek recipes drawn from manuscripts that were later lost. The editor was sloppy and allowed several duplicated recipes to sneak in. The instructions were…

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Mixed Berries Sorbet with Balsamic Reduction

Today I woke up with a craving for a sweet and refreshing treat! What’s better than a smooth-textured and flavourful mixed berries sorbet? It is very easy to make, and you will only need three ingredients! It is delicious as a dessert, after dinner or lunch, but also as a light snack in the afternoon..…

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The Dinette Teller Special – The “Carnevale”

In Italy and in this period of the year a colorful event takes place called “Carnevale”. This is characterised by wearing sparkling, funny costumes and masks; with music and dancing as an expression of joy and fun. Carnevale origins are very ancient. The name derives from the latin “carnem levare”, which means “to avoid meat”. The…

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Chicken Gratin with Vegetables and Mozzarella

I can’t wait for the Summer to come back this year! During the week I was in the mood for something delicious, fresh and summery to eat so, for this reason, I baked my fantastic chicken with vegetables and cheese. I also used one of the most sumptuous products from our shop: White Balsamic Vinegar…

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