Albero di sfoglia salato

Albero di sfoglia salato Here’s a creative appetizer with just a few ingredients.  It’s simple to prepare and makes a festive presentation. Ingredients 2 pastry sheets pesto sauce 1 egg cherry tomatoes See the video below for assembly. Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life- Anna […]

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Italian Expressions related to EYES

Italian Expressions related to EYES Italian has many expressions that are different than English expressions.  Some may be funny or confusing to an English speaker. Here are some Italian expressions related to eyes and the meanings explained.  Are you familiar with any of these? Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for […]

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Italian proverb

Italian proverb Have you heard this Italian proverb and do you know what it means? Chi dorm non piglia pesci Take a look at the video for an explanation.

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Timballo di pasta

Timballo di pasta Ingredients 3 eggplants Salt and pepper 50 ml of balsamic vinegar 500 g of minced meat 1 onion pieces 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 pack of tomato pulp 300 g of rigatoni 2 tablespoons basil, minced 200 g of ricotta cheese 100 g of grated Parmesan cheese 200 g of mozzarella […]

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Una Torta Lasagna

Una Torta Lasagna 30 sheets of lasagne previously cooked 100 g of sliced ​​salami 150 ml of béchamel 150 g grated mozzarella cheese For pesto: 1 sprig of basil 75 g of roasted pine nuts 70 g of grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove of garlic 125 ml of olive oil For the sauce: 500 g […]

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Travel Phrases

Travel Phrases Get ready for your Italy trip with these twenty travel phrases which will help you through out your vacation.  Do you want someone to take a photo of you?  Learn how to ask someone in Italian.  This video covers common questions regarding transportation, hotels and restaurants. Video from youtube Italy is a dream […]

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Tourist Traps in Italy

Tourist Traps in Italy  Flickr: Daniel Pietzsch Tourist traps are all over Italy and we have all been a victim of it at some point while dining in Italy.  Price deals, panoramic views and charming waiters looking to lure tourists into a restaurant all play into the mistake that can be easily avoided so you […]

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TORTA DI CASTAGNE E CIOCCOLATO

TORTA DI CASTAGNE E CIOCCOLATO 100 g of butter 250 g of semolina sugar 150 g of flour 150 g of chestnut flour 4 eggs 100 g of dark chocolate 16 g of sweet yeast grated orange peel Soften butter and mix with electric beaters together with sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time […]

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How to make tomato passata

How to make tomato passata Making tomato passata is usually a family all day event for most families.  Large quantities are always made so there is enough to last through the winter. Have a look at this family in action making tomato passata.  If you’ve made it with your family it will bring back memories. […]

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Gnudi

Gnudi Gnudi are spinach and ricotta dumplings. They consist of spinach, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, ricotta, egg and flour.  Gnudi is like the inside of a ravioli but without the pasta.  They are normally served with a butter or tomato sauce. Have a look at the preparation of this simple and delicious dish. Video from youtube  

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