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passatelli

Passatelli, the Pasta of Romagna

Emilia Romagna pulls the strings of the Italian pasta making tradition. There are many local specialties that are prepared here: from tortellini, to anolini, passing by lasagna to them: passatelli. They are not as well known worldwide as all the others, but they are no less good for that. A homemade story, where women, with

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Best 5 Pizzerias in Naples

The Best Historical Pizzerias in Naples

If you visit Naples you must eat the authentic Neapolitan Pizza. UNESCO has inscribed the “Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo” in 2017 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. All that is related to the making of authentic Neapolitan Pizza, from the art of handling the dough to the movements that are carried

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tuscan-cooking

History of Tuscan Cooking, the Best Dishes

It seems that also French cooking was born from Tuscan cooking, a great boast for the Italian culinary tradition. This could be really possible because Caterina de’ Medici married Henry II of Volois, bringing with her, in her new French residence, some of the recipes of “home” and also ingredients such as olive oil and

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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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