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How to make Authentic Italian Meatballs

What To Cook With Christmas Leftovers

During the holiday season we get caught up in the excitement and cook quantities of food that are almost always leftover. Food should never be wasted and for this reason there are recipes that can reinvent dishes with leftover Christmas food. In a perspective of conscious consumption every product every ingredient should not be thrown

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tuscan-riboliita View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • 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)
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Nutrients
  • 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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Torta Caprese (Caprese Cake) Authentic Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Peeled almonds or almond flour: 6.5 oz (185 g)
  • Excellent quality dark chocolate: 4.4 oz (125 gr)
  • Butter: 4.4 oz (125 g)
  • Eggs: 3 medium
  • Sugar: 4.4 oz (125 g)
  • Peel of 1 orange
  • Gran Marnier or Rum: 1 tablespoon
  • Icing sugar to decorate
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 425
  • Protein: 7.95g
  • Fat Total: 29.22g
  • Fat Saturated: 11.35g
  • Carb: 35.8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 99g
  • Sodium: 239mg

Torta Caprese

Torta Caprese (Caprese Cake) is a Neapolitan cake typical of the Isle of Capri, based on dark chocolate and almonds, with…

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Italian Food

Reasons Why Italian Food Is Very Popular

No matter which country you travel to, be confident that you can find an Italian restaurant there. Italian cuisine is extremely popular everywhere, and for a good reason. While many people regard French food as the epitome of sophistication, Italian cuisine is just as delicious and even more accessible and favoured. There are plenty of

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Scallops

Mollusks Of The Italian Tradition

Shellfishes are part of the Italian culinary tradition. In particular there are some species which become main ingredients of many local dishes. Mollusks are a product which acquires different shapes according to the class they belong to. The consumption of bivalve mollusks dates back to the Paleolithic era when the first human beings were eating

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Spaghetti San Giuannidd San Giuannin San Giovannino Authentic Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Spaghetti: 14.1 oz (400 g)
  • Cherry tomatoes 1.1 lb (500 g) or 4/5 San Marzano tomatoes
  • Olives in brine without stones (black, or black and green mixed): 1.4 oz (40 g)
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 6 tablespoons
  • Dry spicy chili pepper: 1
  • Capers desalted: 2 teaspoons
  • Anchovy fillets in oil: 6
  • Salt to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 412
  • Protein: 12.37g
  • Fat Total: 14.40g
  • Fat Saturated: 2.15g
  • Carb: 48g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 1122mg

Spaghetti Alla San Giuannidd

Spaghetti alla San Giuannin, or San Giuannid according to the zones and dialects, are a main dish of the Apulian popular…

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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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Polpette_Melanzane_Eggplant_Meatballs View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Eggplants: 1.76 lb (800g)
  • Stale bread: 3 slices
  • Bread crumbs: 4.23 oz (120 g)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano grated: 4.23 oz (120 g)
  • Medium Eggs: 2
  • Scamorza Cheese: 8.82 oz (250g)
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley: 1 small tuft
  • Seed Oil for frying: 50.72 fl oz (1.5 l)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 1.12g
  • Fat Total: 0.56g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.195g
  • Carb: 2.85g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 115mg

Polpette di Melanzane

The recipe of Polpette di Melanzane (Eggplant Meatballs) is easy and quick, perfect for an aperitif or as a second course…

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Pantesca Salad View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Black olives: 12 pcs
  • Tomatoes: 8 pcs
  • Medium potatoes: 4 pcs
  • Red onion: 1 pc
  • Pantelleria capers of IGP in salt: a handful
  • Basil: 4 or 5 leaves, according to your taste
  • Origan as needed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to season
  • Salt as needed
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat Total: 12g
  • Fat Saturated: 1.8g
  • Carb: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Sodium: 630mg

Pantesca Salad

The Pantesca Salad was born on the island of Pantelleria, known for the production of capers. It’s a delicious, fresh, simple…

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Lasagne al pesto View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Eggs: 3
  • "00" Flour: 12.34-14.11 oz (350-400g)
  • Garlic: 1/2 clove
  • Cooking Salt: 2 pinches
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 7.05 oz (200 g)
  • Basil: 3.53 oz (100 g)
  • Pecorino cheese: 2.12 oz (60 g)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese: 4.93 oz (140 g)
  • Pine Nuts: 1.06 oz (30 g)
  • Butter: 3.53 oz (100g)
  • "00" Flour: 3.53 oz (100g)
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Whole Milk: 4.23 cups (1 l)
  • Nutmeg to grate to taste
  • Parmigiano Reggiano grated: 2.82 oz (80g)
  • Boiled Potatoes: 3 medium size
  • Boiled Green Beans: 7.05 oz (200g)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 393
  • Protein: 13.93g
  • Fat Total: 13.5g
  • Fat Saturated: 7.43g
  • Carb: 52.20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Sodium: 78mg

Lasagne al Pesto

Lasagne al Pesto (Lasagne with basil Pesto) is an original and easy recipe based on layers of egg pasta sheets (Lasagne), with…

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Bucatini The Original Pasta of Rome

Bucatini, The Typical Pasta Of The City Of Rome

The Bucatini are a type of long pasta similar to big pierced spaghetti, typical of the city of Rome that combines them with strong and simple condiments (Gricia, Amatriciana, Carbonara). It is a pasta made from durum wheat semolina. Cooking time is more or less the same as spaghetti because, even if they are bigger,

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Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Authentic Sorrento Style Gnocchi Italian Recipes View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Red Potatoes: 2.20 lbs (1 kg)
  • Flour "00": 10.58 oz (300 g)
  • Medium eggs: 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Semolina to taste
  • Tomato Sauce: 1.32 lbs (600g)
  • Basil: 6 leaves
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
  • Salt up to taste
  • Buffalo Mozzarella: 8.81 oz (250 g)
  • Parmesan Cheese to be grated: 2.47 oz (70 g)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 143
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Fat Total: 2.2g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.7g
  • Carb: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sodium: 80mg

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

The Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (Sorrento Style Gnocchi) are a classic dish of the Campania region tradition (Sorrento Peninsula) a must for Sunday lunch…

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Cantucci Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Eggs: 5
  • Sugar: 14.1 oz (400g)
  • Ammonia for cakes: 0.5 oz (15g)
  • Almonds (without hull): 7 oz (200g)
  • Flour: 28.2 oz (800g)
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 126
  • Protein: 2.43g
  • Fat Total: 3.77g
  • Fat Saturated: 1.64g
  • Carb: 21.00g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 3mg

Cantucci

The Cantucci with almonds are also known with the original name of “Biscotti di Prato”. They are traditional sweets, very simple to…

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Sardinian Culurgiones

History And Variants Of Sardinian Culurgiones

Culurgiones are a format of stuffed pasta typical of Sardinia. They are agnolotti characterized by a particular closure which seems almost an embroidery. The basic and traditional version has a filling made of potatoes, pecorino cheese and mint, but there are many versions. They are so deep-rooted at a local level, that they received the

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Cuttlefish with peas View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Cuttlefish: 2.2 lb (1 kg)
  • Peas: 8.8 oz (250 g) either fresh or frozen
  • Tomato sauce: 6.8 fl oz (200 ml)
  • Parsley as needed
  • Onion: 1/2
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil as needed
  • Salt
  • Dry white wine: 1 glass
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 45.40g
  • Fat Total: 5g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.8g
  • Carb: 31.10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.50g
  • Cholesterol: 252mg
  • Sodium: 970mg

Cuttlefish With Peas

Cuttlefish with peas is a perfect match to combine a second course with its side dish. There are two versions of this…

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Erbazzone Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Flour 00: 14.1 oz (400 g)
  • Warm water: 7.05 oz (200 g)
  • Salt: 0.28 oz (8 g)
  • Spinach: 10.6 oz (300g)
  • Chard: 10.6 oz (300g)
  • Fresh spring onions (or leek): 1.8 oz (50g)
  • Smoked Bacon: 1.8 oz (50g)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano grated: 1.8 oz (50g)
  • Ricotta cheese: 1.8 oz (50g) (optional)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 540
  • Protein: 23.42g
  • Fat Total: 23.92g
  • Fat Saturated: 9.20g
  • Carb: 57.80g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Sodium: 1840mg

Erbazzone

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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Pasta alla Norma

The Top 5 Italian Dishes Everyone Needs To Try

Italians love their food and that’s a fact. And with dishes like pasta, pizza, and risotto, it’s no wonder that Italian cuisine is one of the most popular and widely enjoyed in the world. But while we all know and love these classic dishes, there are many lesser-known but equally delicious ones that deserve your

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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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Pasta e patate alla napoletana View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Mixed Pasta format: 11.29 oz (320 g)
  • Potatoes: 26.45 oz (750 g)
  • Celery: 5.29 oz (150 g)
  • Carrots: 5.29 oz (150 g)
  • White onions: 1
  • Pancetta or Cheek Lard: 4.59 oz (130 g)
  • Tomato paste: 0.71 oz (20 g) (or fresh tomatoes during summer)
  • Rosemary: 1 sprig
  • Parmigiano Reggiano: the crust 1
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
  • Salt up to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 307
  • Protein: 10.2g
  • Carb: 35.5g
  • Fat Total: 14.9g

Pasta e Patate alla Napoletana

The Pasta e Patate alla Napoletana (Neapolitan Pasta and Potatoes) is a delicious variation of the classic Pasta and Potatoes. It…

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Pappa al Pomodoro View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Tomatoes: 17.6 oz (500g)
  • Bread: 10.6 oz (300g)
  • Vegetable broth: 4.2 cups (1 liter)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Some basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 431
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carb: 56g
  • Fat Total: 21g
  • Fat Saturated: 2.8g
  • Deitary Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 6mg

Pappa Al Pomodoro

The Pappa al Pomodoro (Bread and Tomato Soup), a dish that speaks of Tuscany, a tasty childhood memory for many, comes…

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mullet livornese View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • Red mullets: 8
  • Peeled tomatoes: 1.10 lbs (500 g)
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1.76 oz (50 g)
  • Parsley: a handful
  • Salt, pepper to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 137
  • Carbohydrates: 2.6
  • Fat: 8.6
  • Protein: 12

Goatfish or Red Mullet Livornese Style

A dish with Jewish origins, but which today is known throughout Italy. It is a typical dish of Tuscan tradition, in…

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Farinata of Chickpeas View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • Water: 15.22 fl oz (450 ml)
  • Chickpea flour: 5.29 oz (150 g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 0.88 oz (25 g)
  • Fine salt: 0.18 oz (5 g)
  • Rosemary: 1 sprig
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 223
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Fat: 15
  • Protein: 6.6

Farinata of Chickpeas

Street food today and a primary source of sustenance once upon a time. Farinata is a savory cake made from chickpea…

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Authentic Tiramisu Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Ladyfingers: 10.6 oz (300g)
  • Fresh eggs: 7.8 oz (220 g) (around 4)
  • Mascarpone: 17.6 oz (500g)
  • Sugar: 3.5 oz (100g)
  • 2 cupfuls of coffee from the moka pot (sugar to taste): 10.6 oz (300 g)
  • Bitter cocoa to garnish the surface: 1.1 oz (30 gr)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 492
  • Protein: 8.3g
  • Carb: 42.50g
  • Fat Total: 31.67g
  • Fat Saturated: 18.32g
  • Deitary Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 291mg
  • Sodium: 148mg

Tiramisù

Tiramisù is the Italian dessert par excellence, the most famous and loved one! Although the origins of this famous dessert are…

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Panna Cotta Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Fresh cream: 2.1 cups (1/2 l)
  • Sugar: 3.5 oz (100 g)
  • Milk: 3.4 fl oz (100 ml)
  • Isinglass (gelatin): 0.35 oz (10 g)
  • Vanilla stick: 1 (or 1 sachet of vanilla powder)
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Nutrients
  • 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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Creamy Codfish Venetian-Style View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Stockfish: 1.76 lb (800 gr)
  • Whole milk: 16.91 fl oz (500 ml)
  • Peanut oil: 1.06 qt (1 l)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Water as required
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 356
  • Protein: 19.95g
  • Fat Total: 29.57g
  • Fat Saturated: 4.76g
  • Carb: 1.05g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Sodium: 2370mg

Venetian Style Creamy Cod

The Venetian Creamy Codfish (Baccalà Mantecato alla Veneziana) a typical recipe of the culinary tradition of Venice. It is a very refined…

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Hand Made Gnocchi With Pumpkin View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • Pumpkin pulp: 500 gr (17.64 oz)
  • Potatoes: 300 gr (10.58 oz)
  • Flour: 150 gr (5.29 0z)
  • Egg: 1
  • Salt
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 201
  • Carbohydrates: 40
  • Fat: 2
  • Protein: 3.9

Pumpkin Gnocchi

During the fall-winter period, pumpking is very common in Italy. Used in the making of first courses, side dishes, as well…

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Orecchiette Cime Rapa Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Turnip greens: 21.2 oz (600g)
  • Orecchiette Pasta: 10.6 oz (300g) (if possible fresh handmade pasta)
  • Bread Crumbs: 1.8 oz (50 g)
  • Anchovies in oil: 3 fillets
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 1 oz (30 g) (if possible made in Apulia region)
  • Salt up to taste
  • Chili Pepper to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 8.07g
  • Fat Total: 1.29g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.25g
  • Carb: 43g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 325mg

Orecchiette With Cime Di Rapa

The Orecchiette con le Cime di Rapa (Orecchiette Pasta with Turnip Tops – Broccoli Rape) are one of the most representative…

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Panettone View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • Panettone: 1
  • Mascarpone: 500 gr (17.63 oz)
  • Large eggs: 4
  • Sugar: 80 gr (2.82 oz)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 239
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fat: 15
  • Protein: 5

Panettone With Mascarpone Cream

Panettone is a typical dessert of the Italian Christmas tradition. It was born in Milan and it is spread all over…

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Artichokes alla Romana Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Artichokes: 4
  • Parsley: 1.76 oz (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
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Nutrients
  • 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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Spaghetti allo Scarpariello Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Spaghetti: 13.4 oz (380 g)
  • Cherry tomatoes (datterini): 1.1 lb (500 g)
  • Parmesan (grated): 1.4 oz (40 g)
  • Pecorino (grated): 1.4 oz (40 g)
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil as needed
  • Fresh basil leaves: 8/10
  • Salt as needed
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 478
  • Protein: 14g
  • Fat Total: 12g
  • Fat Saturated: 2.1g
  • Carb: 83g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 26mg

Spaghetti Allo Scarpariello

Spaghetti allo Scarpariello is a very simple first course, typical of the gastronomic tradition of Campania region. A dish of simple pasta…

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Maritozzi Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Flour 00: 1.76 oz (50g)
  • Water: 1.69 fl oz (50 ml)
  • Brewer's yeast: 0.18 oz (5g)
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Manitoba flour: 7.05 oz (200g)
  • Milk: 0.68 fl oz (20ml)
  • Sugar: 1.76 oz (50g)
  • Seed oil: 1.35 fl oz (40ml)
  • Egg yolk: 1
  • Rind of 1 orange
  • Egg yolk to brush: 1
  • Tablespoon of milk: 1
  • Whipping Cream: 6.76 fl oz (200ml)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 157
  • Protein: 3.37g
  • Fat Total: 2.72g
  • Fat Saturated: 0.28g
  • Carb: 29.90g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 98mg

Maritozzi With Whipped Cream

The recipe of Maritozzi (Sweet Buns) With Whipped Cream  is typical of the Lazio (in particular Rome) tradition. Maritozzi are sweet buns that…

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pappardelle with mushroom View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • Flour: 300 g (10.58 oz)
  • Eggs: 3
  • Salt
  • Garlic: one clove
  • Parsley: one bunch
  • Porcini mushrooms: 400 g (14.10 oz)
  • Parmesan cheese: 100 g (3.57 oz)
  • Salt, pepper, oil
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 155
  • Carbohydrates: 19.8
  • Fat: 4.8
  • Protein: 5.9

Pappardelle with mushrooms

Pappardelle with mushrooms were born in Tuscany. To witness this who is the citation of the Decameron of Boccaccio that cites…

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