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TORTINI DI ZUCCHINI

TORTINI DI ZUCCHINI If you like zucchini, here’s a great recipe your guests will love.  It makes a great grab and go snack and is perfect for parties. The video directions are very easy to follow. Ingredients 2 zucchini 250 g Fresh ricotta 1 roll Puff pastry rectangular 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast […]

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Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe  Focaccia is an easy bread to make and you can add many different toppings.  It’s a great on the go snack, or the perfect compliment to many meals.  Here’s a recipe with olives, rosemary and sea salt courtesy of cook, bake and taste. – 600g bread flour – 400ml warm water […]

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Spaghetti CARBONARA (NO cream!)

Spaghetti CARBONARA Cream or No cream? There are many debates over the ingredients of authentic Spaghetti Carbonara.  Here is a step by step recipe without cream made by Marco Bites.  He’s quite entertaining and this is a great recipe. You may have seen his famous video 20 rules Italian never break, if not, you can […]

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Creamy Clams and Mussels

Creamy Clams and Mussels Here’s a great recipe that is easy to make and will be a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 8 cloves garlic, smashed 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 pound fresh clams, rinsed and cleaned 1 pound fresh mussels, beards removed, rinsed and cleaned 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup white wine 1 cup cream 1 […]

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THREE CHEESE WALNUT PASTA

THREE CHEESE WALNUT PASTA 12 ounces dried spaghetti 1 tablespoon butter 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups heavy cream 3 ounces white Cheddar cheese, grated 3 ounces Fontina cheese, grated 3 ounces Parmesan, grated 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped ¼ cup parsley, chopped Salt and pepper Cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted boiling […]

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Ribollita

Ribollita Ribollita, a hearty bread and vegetable soup, is a popular Tuscan dish served in many restaurants. There are many variations to this soup but commonly, it consists of bread, kale, cannelloni beans, potatoes, carrots, and onions.  It is best served reheated the day after being made. Here’s a video by the pasta grannies making […]

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Crab and Prosecco Linguine

Crab and Prosecco Linguine Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for crab and prosecco linguine.  What’s even better is that this video shows it being made in beautiful Venice.  Enjoy!  Video courtesy of itv Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova

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Handmade Egg Pasta

Handmade Egg Pasta Here’s a handmade egg pasta recipe and a video which shows how to shape it 9 ways. Ingredients 500 grams  00 Flour (Italian) or All-Purpose Flour 5 Eggs (large, room temperature) Mixing and Kneading the Egg Pasta Dough: Weigh 500 grams of 00 Flour and place onto the wooden board or work […]

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Timballo Teramano

Timballo Teramano Ingredients: (For 6 pax) 30-35 fresh crepes 3 large mozzarella 200g parmigiano reggiano 600g mixed pork & veal mince ½ onion (chopped) Extra virgin olive oil 2-4 fresh basil leaves Pinch of salt Butter 1L fresh tomato passata 1 x egg for the lasagna filling Cooking Method: First make the crepes. Dice up […]

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Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini

Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini Here are 2 great pumpkin dishes that are delicious ways to make use of your Halloween pumpkin.  Try pumpkin risotto and then with your leftovers, fry up some pumpkin arancini! Pumpkin Risotto INGREDIENTS: 1 x kilo pumpkin (cut into small cubes) 750-1k Arborio rice 250g Pancetta EVOO Fresh sage leaves […]

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