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Learn How to Prepare Authentic Italian Dishes From Your Backyard

All the world’s finest culinary traditions began with fire. It doesn’t matter if you think Italian food started with juicy sausages, delicious prosciutto, salted delicious salami, or other delicious salted meat. Italians enjoy delicious grilled food, especially during the lush spring and summer, summer grigliata (barbecue) with friends and family is an Italian country tradition.

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Casatiello Dolce (Sweet Casatiello) View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Flour “00” or Manitoba: 500 gr
  • Sugar: 250 gr
  • Lard (the "nzogna"): 125 gr
  • Criscito (sourdough): 100 gr
  • Eggs: 4
  • Orange: 1 for the juice
  • Strega liqueur: 30 ml, a small glass
  • Cloves and cinnamon
  • Egg whites whipped: 50 gr (more or less 4 eggs)
  • icing sugar
  • Lemon drops, 1 teaspoon
  • "Diavulilli": little coloured sugar candies
  • Calories: 368
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Fat Total: 17g
  • Fat Saturated: 8.8g
  • Carb: 51g
  • Sodium: 30mg

Casatiello Dolce

The Casatiello Dolce (Sweet Casatiello) is a cake symbol of the Easter tradition together with the Neapolitan pastiera. It has the…

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Orecchiette Cime Rapa Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Turnip greens: 600g
  • Orecchiette Pasta: 300g (if possible fresh handmade pasta)
  • Bread Crumbs: 50 g
  • Anchovies in oil: 3 fillets
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 30 g (if possible made in Apulia region)
  • Salt up to taste
  • Chili Pepper to taste
  • 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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Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Authentic Sorrento Style Gnocchi Italian Recipes View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Red Potatoes: 1 kg
  • Flour "00": 300 g
  • Medium eggs: 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Semolina to taste
  • Tomato Sauce: 600g
  • Basil: 6 leaves
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
  • Salt up to taste
  • Buffalo Mozzarella: 250 g
  • Parmesan Cheese to be grated: 70 g
  • 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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Prosecco 5 Reasons of its Amazing Success

Prosecco: The 5 reasons Of Its Amazing Success

THE HISTORY OF PROSECCO Prosecco is one of the most loved wines by Italians and not only. Ideal for an aperitif or to accompany any meals with joy. It is the pride of wine production in north-eastern Italy. The story of his name is long and fascinating, dating back to ancient Roman times. Although there

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Most Used Aromatic Plants in Italian Cooking

Italian cooking is rich in aromas and seasonings. More than for spices, there is a predilection for aromatic herbs. They are an excellent ally for a healthy and tasty diet, avoiding the addition of salt and fats which could make dishes heavy. Aromatic herbs provide aromas and flavors which exalt the taste of food, making

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Baked Lamba Potatoes Oven View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Lamb: 1kg
  • Red potatoes: 1kg
  • Spring onions: 1
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Lemon juice: 1 lemon
  • Water: 200ml
  • Dry white wine: 80ml
  • Thyme: 3 ramets
  • Rosemary: 2 ramets
  • Sage: 4 leaves
  • Bay leaves: 2
  • Leafy juniper berries: 5
  • Salt up to taste
  • Black pepper up to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil up to taste
  • Calories: 710
  • Protein: 42.9g
  • Fat Total: 40.6g
  • Fat Saturated: 16.40g
  • Carb: 40g
  • Deitary Fiber: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 142mg
  • Sodium: 520mg

Baked Lamb With Potatoes

The most devoted to traditions will not fail to bring to the Easter table a typical dish based on lamb. The…

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Spaghetti Carbonara View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Spaghetti: 320 g
  • Spicy cheek lard or jowl bacon: 150 g
  • Eggs: 6 (5 yolks and 1 whole)
  • Pecorino Romano cheese: 50 g
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Calories: 429
  • Protein: 14.40g
  • Fat Total: 5.80g
  • Fat Saturated: 2.50g
  • Carb: 1.30g
  • Deitary Fiber: 0.90g
  • Cholesterol: 289.20mg
  • Sodium: 534.50mg

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

The first Carbonara seems to have been made in Rome in 1944. The most reliable story tells the meeting between the…

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Baked Pasta With Eggplants

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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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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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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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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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 Tiramisu Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Ladyfingers: 300g
  • Fresh eggs: 220 g (around 4)
  • Mascarpone: 500g
  • Sugar: 100g
  • 2 cupfuls of coffee (300 g) from the moka pot (sugar to taste)
  • Bitter cocoa to garnish the surface (30 gr)
  • 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 is the Italian dessert par excellence, the most famous and loved one! Although the origins of this famous dessert are…

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Pasta 'Ncasciata Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Purple eggplants: 2
  • Minced meat: 300 g
  • Tomato sauce: 700 ml
  • Frozen peas: 250 g
  • Salami or cooked ham or mortadella: 200 g
  • Boiled eggs: 3
  • Extra virgin olive oil as needed
  • Salt: as needed
  • Onion: 1 half
  • Pasta (penne or macaroni or any kind of short format): 500 g
  • Basil leaves: 3
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: to garnish
  • Sicilian caciocavallo or diced spun cheese: 250 g
  • Frying oil (for eggplants): as needed
  • Calories: 560
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat Total: 15g
  • Fat Saturated: 6.80
  • Carb: 62.50
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.50
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 605mg

Pasta ‘Ncasciata

Pasta ‘Ncasciata or Pasta Incaciata is a Sicilian baked pasta. What we offer, from Messina, is one of the many versions…

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Spaghetti all'Amatriciana View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Spaghetti or Bucatini: 500g
  • Amatrice Guanciale: 125g
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: 1 tablesppon
  • A drop of dry white wine
  • 6 or 7 San Marzano tomatoes or 400 g. of peeled tomatoes
  • A pinch of hot chili pepper
  • Grated Pecorino from Amatrice: 100g
  • Salt
  • Calories: 219
  • Protein: 6.63g
  • Fat Total: 8.48g
  • Fat Saturated: 1.82g
  • Carb: 27.70g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 262mg

Pasta All’Amatriciana

The regional dishes are often a matter of dispute among Italians, whether they are professional chefs or amateur chefs, and Spaghetti…

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Stuffed Peppers Authentic Italian Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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  • Big red or yellow peppers: 2
  • Minced beef: 500 g
  • Stale bread: 100 g
  • Grated cheese: 50 g
  • Milk: 1 glass
  • Egg: 1
  • Sweet provola in cubes: 150 g
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley to taste
  • Breadcrumbs to tast
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 3 spoon
  • Calories: 524
  • Protein: 49.7g
  • Fat Total: 29.13g
  • Fat Saturated: 1.24g
  • Carb: 14.46g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 127mg
  • Sodium: 134mg

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Baked Peppers (Peperoni Ripieni) are an easy and tasty Italian second course, ideal for a Sunday lunch or a special…

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