Gastronomy

Easy recipe for Italian Borlotti Bean soup

Written by on May 20, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Easy recipe for Italian Borlotti Bean soup

Easy recipe for Italian Borlotti Bean soup or minestra Although in Italy the bean soup is a winter dish, we also like it in the summer or at any time really. It is one of our “family favourite” dish! It is not only delicious, but also very easy to make and healthy. Bean soup is […]

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Easy recipe for Polpettone alla Ligure

Written by on April 23, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Easy recipe for Polpettone alla Ligure

Easy recipe for Polpettone alla Ligure The origin of Polpettone alla Ligure The Italian Riviera is awash in some of the finest fish in the Mediterranean. However, this long and narrow land is trapped between the mountains and the sea, which gives several beautiful fresh ingredients for the Ligurian cuisine. From the slopes we get […]

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Recipe for gluten-free Schwarzplententorta

Written by on April 16, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Recipe for gluten-free Schwarzplententorta

Recipe for gluten-free Schwarzplententorta: delicious and healthy The origin of Schwarzplententorta (TORTA GRANO SARACENO) Torta Grano Saraceno is a typical dessert from the Trentino Alto Agide region of Italy. As it is close to the Austrian border (South Tyrol) they share some customs and culinary delights, like this delicous cake. The cake is prepared with […]

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Easy recipe for Italian Easter Colomba

Written by on April 3, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Easy recipe for Italian Easter Colomba

Easy recipe for Colomba di Pasqua, the Italian Easter sweet delight What is Colomba di Pasqua and where it comes from Colomba di Pasqua is a similar sweet bread to Panettone and Pandoro, but it is made traditionally for Easter. Shaped like a dove, the bread is glazed and covered with crystallized sugar and unpeeled […]

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Recipe for easy zucchini and prawn pasta

Written by on March 27, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Recipe for easy zucchini and prawn pasta

Recipe for easy zucchini and gamberetti (prawn) pasta This recipe is a family favourite, even our 8 year old son adores it. It is also a good way to get children to eat some seafood and vegetables. When I started working with Alessia 15 years ago and was living in Italy for the first time, […]

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La Farinata: authentic Italian recipe

Written by on March 19, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
La Farinata: authentic Italian recipe

La Farinata Genovese – authentic Italian recipe La Farinata (or Cecina, Socca, Fainá) is a typical street food from Liguria, but you can find it all over Italy. It originated in Genoa and later became a typical food of the Ligurian coast, spreading also further afield to Nice, Sardenia and Isola d’Elba. This traditional Ligurian […]

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Meatballs in tomato sauce: authentic Italian recipe

Written by on March 12, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Meatballs in tomato sauce: authentic Italian recipe

Meatballs in tomato sauce, the authentic Italian recipe Meatballs or ‘polpette’ as the Italians call them, is a famous dish all over the world. The Swedish, Germans and Arabs all have their own versions and proudly include them in their gastronomic traditions. It is so easy to prepare, very versatile and also cost effective. In […]

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Bagna càuda: authentic Italian recipe for anchovy lovers

Written by on February 27, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Bagna càuda: authentic Italian recipe for anchovy lovers

Bagna càuda: authentic Italian recipe for anchovy lovers The first time we tried this dish was on New Year’s Eve when our friends Christian and Olympia prepared it. We curiously following the process while sipping some prosecco. Italians would typically bagna cauda during the autumn and winter month and it is often on the table […]

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Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Written by on February 5, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers

Nutella Nests: authentic Italian recipe for Nutella lovers This delicious Nutella recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect as a lunchbox treat and for Easter! History of Nutella Nutella was born in the Piemonte region of Italy after the World War II, when cocoa imports were disrupted and unreliable. Pietro Ferrero, who was […]

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Carnevale Chiacchiere: authentic recipe for this Italian dessert

Written by on January 29, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Carnevale Chiacchiere: authentic recipe for this Italian dessert

Carnevale Chiacchiere: authentic recipe for this Italian dessert Like most events in Italy, Carnevale has its own special dessert! During the period of Carnevale there is no celebration without some type of fried crisp dessert and the most popular one is called Chiacchiere (gossip). In English you might know it as “Angel Wings”, which is a […]

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