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, 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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tuscan-riboliita View Ingredients
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  • Dried cannellini beans: 400 gr (14,10 oz)
  • Stale bread: 300 gr (10,50 oz)
  • Black cabbage: 200 gr (7,00 oz)
  • Savoy cabbage: ¼
  • Swiss chard: 100 gr (3,50 oz)
  • Potatoes: 2
  • Tomatoes: 2
  • Onion: 1
  • Carrots: 2
  • Rosemary, thyme
  • Vegetable broth: 2 l (9 cup)
  • Calories: 362
  • Carbohydrates: 40
  • Fat: 26
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 25

Tuscan Ribollita

The Tuscan Ribollita is a first course typical of the poor tradition of the region. It is in fact a soup…

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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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Panzerotti Authentic Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Durum wheat semolina (or Manitoba): 500 gr
  • Flour 00: 500 gr
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon (or 1 teaspoon of honey)
  • Brewer's yeast: 7gr
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt: 20gr
  • Warm water: 570 ml
  • Abundant oil for frying
  • Peeled tomatoes (or tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes): 300 gr
  • Mozzarella (or Treccia or Scamorza): 500gr
  • Oregano as needed
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Calories: 255
  • Protein: 9.90g
  • Fat Total: 7g
  • Fat Saturated: 3.5g
  • Carb: 38g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 270mg


Apulian fried Panzerotti are a street food (but also a comfort food) typical of the Italian Apulia region tradition. Puglia also…

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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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Apple Strudel Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Flour 00: 440 g.
  • Warm water: 160 g
  • Eggs: 2
  • Salt: a pinch
  • Seed oil: 60 g.
  • Sour apples: 1.2 kg (Renette apples should be the right type)
  • Sugar: 120 g
  • Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Breadcrumbs: 250 g
  • Melted butter: 80 g
  • Raisins: 80 g (a handful)
  • Rum: 2 teaspoons
  • 30 g. of pine nuts
  • Lemon: 1 tablespoon of juice and the zest
  • Icing sugar q.b.
  • Calories: 274
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Fat Total: 11.2g
  • Fat Saturated: 2.0mg
  • Carb: 41.1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Sodium: 157mg

Apple Strudel

Strudel, one of the best Italian desserts, is the delicious dessert stuffed with apples and raisins that is associated with Trentino…

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Italian Homemade Cold Seafood Salad with Fish Mussels and Octopus View Ingredients
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  • Cleaned octopus: 500 gr17.60 oz)
  • cleaned squid: 400 gr (14.10 oz)
  • prawns: 300 gr (10.58 oz)
  • 20 olives
  • half a celery stalk
  • arugula
  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • parsley
  • Calories: 108
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fat: 5
  • Protein: 12

Seafood Salad

Seafood salad is a traditional Italian summer recipe, based on crustaceans and molluscs which are seasoned with oil, salt and lemon.…

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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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piadina-romagnola View Ingredients
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  • All pourpose flour: 500 gr (17,60 oz)
  • Water: 250 gr (8,80 oz)
  • Lard: 1 tablespoon
  • instant yeast: 10 gr (0.35 oz)
  • salt: 10 gr (0,35 oz)
  • Calories: 335
  • Carbohydrates: 47.8
  • Fat: 12.7
  • Fiber: 1.4
  • Protein: 6.8

Piadina Romagnola

Emblem of the cuisine of Emilia Romagna, piadina is the classic street food found in every corner of the Riviera Romagnola…

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Cold Pasta Salad View Ingredients
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  • Pasta to taste: 320 gr (11.30 oz)
  • cherry tomatoes: 250 gr (8.80 oz)
  • basil: 15 leaves
  • pitted olives: 20
  • mozzarella: 200 gr (7.05 oz)
  • tuna fish: 200 gr (7.05 oz)
  • Calories: 335
  • Carbohydrates: 34.5
  • Fat: 16.2
  • Protein: 12.5

Cold Pasta Salad

Cold pasta or pasta salad, is the favorite summer dish of Italians during hot summer days. Not even in the hottest…

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Italian Sandwich

Typical Sandwiches for Every Italian Region

Even in Italy, street food plays a fundamental role within the traditional diet. Whether it’s take-away pasta or a sandwich on the fly, Italians never shy away from food. Every region of Italy has its own ingredients and typical bread shapes, so it is easy to satisfy all tastes. Sandwiches are the classic lunch break

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Baci di dama View Ingredients
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  • All pourpose flour: 250 g (8,80 oz)
  • Butter: 150 g (5,30 oz)
  • Egg: 1
  • Hazelnuts 150 g (5,30 oz)
  • Icing sugar: 150 g (5,30 oz)
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Dark chocolate 150 g (5,30 oz)
  • Calories: 562
  • Carbohydrates: 57
  • Fat: 35
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 7

Baci Di Dama

I baci di dama (lady’s kisses) are cookies originating from Piedmont, more precisely from Tortona. Their origin dates back to about…

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Ice Cream Italian

The True History of Ice Cream

Ice cream is part of the Italian diet, as it concludes a meal or delights the palate during a break or a snack. It is a product whose origins are very ancient. It is mentioned for the first time at the time of the Greeks, around 500 BC. Obviously it is not the version we

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5 Favorite Summer Dishes

5 Favorite Summer Dishes of Italian People

Every year, when summer time arrives, they start searching for the most pleasing cold dishes to taste. The Mediterranean climate is not always clement and sometimes we tend to prefer something fresh, light and based on seasonal products. Italian cooking always pays attention to the use of seasonal ingredients. This allows to consume foods rich

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Caprese Salad Authentic Recipes View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Buffalo Mozzarella: 500 gr
  • Ripe Tomatoes: 4
  • Basil: 1 tuft
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 4 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat Total: 25g
  • Fat Saturated: 9.2g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Deitary Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Carb: 4g

Caprese Salad

The Caprese is a typical salad of Capri island, from which it takes its name. It’s very easy to prepare and…

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Artichokes alla Romana Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Artichokes: 4
  • Parsley: 50 g
  • Mint leaves: 5
  • Anchovy fillets in oil: 3
  • Breadcrumbs: 2 tablespoons
  • Grated parmesan: 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Lemon: 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil as needed
  • Salt: a pinch
  • Pepper: a pinch
  • Calories: 94
  • Protein: 3.20g
  • Fat Total: 5.06g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.8g
  • Carb: 6.50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.20g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 2mg

Artichokes Alla Romana

Artichokes alla Romana (Roman Style Artichokes) is an iconic dish of the typical Roman cuisine, and Lazio in general. It is…

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Arancini Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Saffron: 1 sachet
  • Butter: 30 g
  • Vialone Nano rice: 500 g
  • Salt: up to 1 pinch
  • Water: 1.2 lt
  • Caciocavallo matured to be grated: 100 g
  • Breadcrumbs: 100 gr
  • Seed Oil to fry: 1,5 lt
  • Salt up to taste
  • Black pepper taste
  • Onions: ½
  • Butter: 25 g
  • Pork minced meat: 100 g
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 3 tablespoon
  • Tomato sauce: 200 ml
  • Small peas: 80 g
  • Fresh Caciocavallo: 50 g
  • Red wine: 50 ml
  • Ham cooked in a single slice: 30 g
  • Mozzarella: 60 g
  • Flour 00: 200 g
  • Salt up to 1 pinch
  • Water: 300 ml
  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 11.28g
  • Fat Total: 12.01g
  • Fat Saturated: 5.95g
  • Carb: 27.28g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Sodium: 383mg

Arancini Rice Balls

Arancini (or Arancine as they are called in Palermo), the pride of Sicilian cuisine, are small timbales of rice suitable to be…

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Panna Cotta Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Fresh cream: 1/2 liter
  • Sugar: 100 g
  • Milk: 100 ml
  • Isinglass (gelatin): 10 g
  • Vanilla stick: 1 (or 1 sachet of vanilla powder)
  • Calories: 225
  • Protein: 1.08g
  • Fat Total: 12.33g
  • Fat Saturated: 7.68g
  • Carb: 23.38g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 38mg

Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta recipe has Piedmontese origins and is one of the most well-known and appreciated desserts not only in Italy, but all…

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Torta Pasqualina Easter Pie

7 Traditional Italian Easter Dishes

Easter is coming and we have to think about the delicious dishes of traditional Italian cuisine. In Italy, the traditional Easter dishes are not lacking and, from year to year, from generation to generation, are handed down and re-proposed, often with some variations.  In this article we have selected the top 7 traditional Italian Easter dishes

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Torta Pasqualina Easter Pie View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Spinach: 500 gr
  • Ricotta cheese: 200 gr
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 40 gr
  • Grated pecorino cheese: 40 gr
  • Eggs: 6
  • Ready-to-use puff pastry: 2
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Calories: 380
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat Total: 23g
  • Carb: 23g

Torta Pasqualina (Italian Easter Pie)

The Torta Pasqualina (Italian Pasqualina Easter Pie) comes directly from the ancient Ligurian culinary tradition. This rustic cake is easy to…

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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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Lobster Linguine Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Linguine pasta: 400 g
  • Lobster: (2 lobsters) 1 kg
  • Shallot: 50 g
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 30 g
  • Parsley to be chopped: 30 g (1 tablespoon)
  • Ripe tomatoes :500 g (or tomato sauce 750 gr)
  • Dry white wine: 60 g (half glass)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili pepper as required
  • Calories: 420
  • Protein: 19.6g
  • Fat Total: 12.0g
  • Carb: 60.5g

Lobster Linguine

Linguine with Lobster (Linguine all’Astice) is a recipe of Italian cuisine, a refined and tasty main course dish, perfect for an…

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Spaghetti di Gragnano e colatura di alici ok

The Exquisite Colatura di Alici di Cetara

Colatura di Alici di Cetara (Anchovy Drippings) is an Italian fish sauce made from anchovies, from the small fishing village of Cetara, Campania. The sauce is a transparent, amber-colored liquid, produced by fermenting anchovies in brine. The fish used in the sauce are harvested from the Amalfi Coast between March 25 (Annunciation) and July 22.  The

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Mozzarella in Carrozza View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • White sandwich bread: 8 slices
  • Mozzarella: 250 g
  • Eggs: 3
  • Breadcrumbs: 100 g
  • Flour 00 as required
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • Salt: a pinch
  • Calories: 282
  • Protein: 12.11g
  • Fat Total: 15.04g
  • Fat Saturated: 5.32g
  • Carb: 24.20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 457mg

Mozzarella In Carrozza

Mozzarella in Carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches) is a traditional preparation with mozzarella cheese from Campania and Lazio (like Potato Gateau and Gnocchi…

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Risotto Milanese Authentic Italian Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • "Carnaroli" or "Vialone Nano" rice: 300 g
  • Bone marrow (to taste): 20 g
  • Butter: 80 g
  • Onion: 40 g
  • Dry white wine: 50 g
  • Saffron: 2 sachets
  • Meat broth: 1 L
  • Parmesan cheese: 60 g
  • Salt to taste
  • Calories: 349
  • Protein: 6.8g
  • Fat Total: 0.8g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.1g
  • Carb: 76g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1g
  • Sodium: 1.2mg

Milanese Risotto

This Milanese Risotto (Risotto alla Milanese) is the king of  culinary tradition of the city of Milan, together with Veal Milanese…

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Authentic Cotoletta Milanese Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Veal cutlets: 4 (cut as high as the bone)
  • Butter: 100 g
  • Eggs: 2
  • Flour: 100 g
  • Bread crumbs: 200 g
  • Salt as needed
  • Lemon: 1
  • Calories: 387
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Fat Total: 24.50g
  • Fat Saturated: 6.50g
  • Carb: 15g
  • Deitary Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Sodium: 302mg

Milanese Cotoletta

The Milanese is an evergreen dish that everyone always likes, from children to adults. There are those who prefer it thin…

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Mascarpone Cream Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Mascarpone: 500 gr
  • Large eggs: 4
  • Sugar: 80 gr
  • Marsala or rum (optional): 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 360
  • Protein: 8.69g
  • Fat Total: 31.53g
  • Carb: 10.63g

Mascarpone Cream

Say “Mascarpone Cream” and any good Lombard will answer “Panettone” or “Pandoro”. Pronounce the magic word “Mascarpone Cream” and from Rome…

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Polenta and Italian Sausage

3 Best Italian Recipes On Cast Iron Griddle

Grilling means using a cast iron pan or other material as a cooking method that allows you to prepare very tasty main courses. The cast iron pan is used for the type of cooking called grilled. The name of this type of cooking comes from the old kitchens of the past. With the old stove

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Spaghetti Pasta Italiana

11 Best Italian Pasta Dishes for Sunday Lunch

We present here the best Italian Pasta dishes for Sunday Lunch. From North to South, the most famous dishes that every family in Italy prepares for the family. Most recipes have different versions, that vary from Region to Region or even from family to family. This is due to the fact that in Italy the

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Erbazzone Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Flour 00: 400g
  • Warm water: 200g
  • Salt: 8g
  • Spinach: 300g
  • Chard: 300g
  • Fresh spring onions (or leek): 50g
  • Smoked Bacon: 50g
  • Parmigiano Reggiano grated: 50g
  • Ricotta cheese: 50g (optional)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to tast
  • Pepper to taste
  • Calories: 540
  • Protein: 23.42g
  • Fat Total: 23.92g
  • Fat Saturated: 9.20g
  • Carb: 57.80g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Sodium: 1840mg


The Erbazzone (also known as Scarpazzone) is a savory pie typical of Emilia Romagna, more specifically of Reggio Emilia. It is…

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Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Flour 0: 400 gr (14,11 oz)
  • Eggs: 4
  • Flour 0: 50 gr (1,76 oz)
  • Milk: 1 l (4,23 cup)
  • Butter: 50 gr (1,76 oz)
  • Salt to taste
  • Moscat Walnut to taste
  • Spinach already cooked: 350 gr (12,35 oz)
  • Ricotta: 500 gr (17,64 oz)
  • Grated parmesan: 50 gr (1,76 oz)
  • Salt to taste
  • Moscat Walnut to taste
  • Tomato Sauce: 500 ml (2,12 cup)
  • Onion (small): 1
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper (optional) to taste
  • Calories: 133
  • Protein: 4.90g
  • Fat Total: 5.60g
  • Carb: 15.30g
  • Fiber: 0.80g
  • Sodium: 0.63g

Ricotta And Spinach Cannelloni

The Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni with tomato sauce are a timeless classic of Italian cuisine, loved by young and elderly people.…

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