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Pasta with Chickpeas

Pasta with Chickpeas Pasta with Chickpeas or pasta e ceci is a comfort dish that is delicious and easy to make. Ingredients 2 cans of chickpeas 1 can of diced tomato 1/2 teaspoon of salt water olive oil 1 onion pinch of basil 100 grams of speck Video recipe below.  Enjoy! Video from youtube Italy […]

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Sfogliatelle salate

Sfogliatelle salate INGREDIENTS 1 rectangular roll of puff pastry butter onion salt olive oil 2 peppers 1 sausage crumbled 1 egg yolk PREPARATION 1. Cut the roll of pasta into three strips and overlay them by brushing each surface with melted butter. 2. Roll and store in a freezer for at least one hour. 3. […]

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Officina della Bistecca

Officina della Bistecca Where’s the beef?  Certainly you will find an abundance of it at Dario Cecchini’s restaurant, Officinia della Bistecca, located in Panzano in Chianti.  It is definitely a meat lover’s paradise for those with a hardy appetite.  Get ready to enjoy 5 courses of beef while being entertained by the staff and Dario […]

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Fresh Pesto Sauce

Fresh Pesto Sauce Ingredients: • 4 Cups Basil leaves, packed • 3 cloves garlic • 3/4 cup Toasted Pine nuts • Salt & pepper to taste • 1 Cup Grana Padano cheese, grated • 1 Cup Extra-virgin olive oil Method: 1. In food processor combine all the ingredients and mix. If you want it chunky, […]

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Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake

Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake Ingredients: • 8 oz. Gram Cracker Crumb • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted • 3 tbsp. grated lemon zest • 1 lb. ricotta cheese drained, at room temperature • 1 lb. cream cheese, at room temperature • 1 ½ cups sugar • ½ cup limoncello liqueur • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • […]

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Tiramisù arrotolato

Tiramisù arrotolato INGREDIENTS lady fingers milk coffee 250g of mascarpone 100g of whipped cream 4 yolks 100g sugar cocoa bitter q.b. chocolate chips PREPARATION Dip the lady fingers s in milk and coffee and place them in two lines on the saran wrap. Cover with other wrap. and place in a freezer for two hours. […]

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Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio Ingredients: • 8 tbsp. Olive Oil, divided • 1 1/2 cups, small dice Russet potato • 8 cloves garlic, only 5 coarsely chopped • 2 skin-on chicken breasts, cut in half • 2 skin-on chicken leg quarters, cut in half • ¾ cup diced Celery • 6 sprigs of fresh Thyme • 1 […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore Ingredients: 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil 6 Chicken Thighs, boneless 1 very large red onion, thinly sliced 8 oz. Button mushrooms, sliced 1 cup Olives, green and black mixed 2 Tbsp. Rosemary, chopped 2 Tbsp. Sage, chopped 2 Tbsp. drained capers, divided 2 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar 14 ounce canned diced tomatoes, crushed further […]

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Grissini al prosciutto

Grissini al prosciutto INGREDIENTS 1 roll puff pastry 100g prosciutto 1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese 1 whipped egg yolk PREPARATION Add prosciutto and Parmesan cheese on top of half of a rectangular pastry dough. Bend on it and cut it into strips of about 1 centimeter. Roll each strip on it, shake it with a […]

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Volterra Prison Restaurant

Volterra Prison Restaurant The Fortezza Medicia is a present day prison that offers a unique experience to both the inmates and the public.  A number of times per year, this high security prison also operates a restaurant on premises that is staffed by inmates serving the public. This rehabilitation designed program allows the inmate to […]

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