pizzoccheri

The Origins of Pizzoccheri alla Valtellinese

It seems that buckwheat was cultivated for the first time in Asia, precisely in the region of Himalayas, buckwheat then spread all over the world. When it arrived in Italy by Turks, it was mistakenly called Saracen Wheat. It has always been considered a product for the poorer classes, it is economical, simple to produce,

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lampredotto

Lampredotto, the Street Food of Tuscan Cooking

Lampredotto is a dish which arouses different reactions in those who taste it. Either you hate it or you love it. Today it can be found in roadside stands, in food trucks, in food markets, but it is also having a new life in restaurants, thanks to the rediscovery of traditional Tuscan dishes. Its etymology

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Origin and History of the Bolognese Ragù Sauce

The Origin and History of the Bolognese Ragù Sauce

The Bolognese Ragù is a very famous seasoning typical of Emilia Romagna, one of the most popular recipes abroad, based on meat, which accompanies pasta or polenta dishes, interpreted in various ways. Its origins are difficult to establish. There are those who go back to the times of the ancient Romans, who prepare a kind

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carnaroli rice

Curiosities about Carnaroli Rice

Carnaroli rice has always been associated to Lombardy, where it was born in 1945 from the crossing of Vialone and Lencino varieties. The inventor of this new product, Ettore de Vecchi, was looking for a rice having characteristics of cooking and resistance to atmospheric agents. The etymology is the result of a promise made by

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Legend and History of the Neapolitan Ragu

How Was The Legend Of The Neapolitan Ragù Born?

How was the legend of the Neapolitan Ragù born? A popular legend dating from the late 1300 provides us with some unusual cues and background, and allows us to appreciate the divine essence of the Neapolitan Ragù. In this historical period, in Naples there was a confraternity called the Congregation or Company of the Whites

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pumpkin

Autumn Products on Italian Tables

Autumn colors even the tables, not only the Italian landscapes. The foliage that can be admired in the mountain woods or among the hilly vineyards can also be found in the dishes, which take on those typical autumn nuances. Delicate flavors, with intense aromas that fill the kitchen, without ever tiring. There are many combinations

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amatriciana-gricia-carbonara

History of the First Dishes of the Roman Tradition

A vacation in Rome has among its basic stops the local restaurants to try the traditional cuisine. These are poor dishes, with few ingredients, but of excellent quality and processed in a wise way according to ancient recipes. Eating in Rome is like taking a leap into history: discovering all the dishes that, now as

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pesto

Pesto, History and Variants of Ligurian Sauce

Ligurian Pesto does not have roots as ancient as many other recipes of the Italian gastronomical tradition. It was in the half of the nineteenth century when we find it for the first time in the book of Giovanni Battista Ratto, a gastronome of that time, who mentions it in his work ‘La Cuciniera Genovese’.

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