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5 Curiosities That A Few Know About Italian Food

Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and economic changes, with roots extending to antiquity. Significant changes have occurred with the discovery of America and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, corn and sugar beets. It’s known for its regional diversity, especially between the North and South of the peninsula, offers an abundance of tastes

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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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Arancini Recipe

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 consumed both as a snack and as an appetizer, a first course or even a single dish. In Sicily, you can find them everywhere and at all times, always hot and fragrant in the many shops.

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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Roman-style Stuffed Zucchini Flowers is a typical dish of the culinary tradition of the city of Rome. The batter is crispy, the filling stringy: this is the perfect recipe for a traditional Italian fried food that is impossible to resist. The Italian name of these stuffed, deep-fried flowers is “fiori di zucca alla Romana.” And you can find

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Cuttlefish with peas

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 preparation: cuttlefish with peas “white” and cuttlefish with peas and tomato. What you see is the stewed version, the more traditional one, a classic recipe of Italian cuisine suitable for every type of occasion.

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Focaccia Barese

Focaccia Barese

Focaccia Barese is an exquisite bakery product typical of the city of Bari and in general of the Apulia region. It is a simple mixture of water, yeast, flour, remilled semolina and boiled potatoes that make it incredibly soft! Topped with lots of cherry tomatoes, oregano, black olives and obviously extra virgin olive oil. High,

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Sicilian Cannoli

Sicilian Cannoli

This is the recipe for Sicilian Cannoli (Cannoli Siciliani), an irresistible dessert whose history comes from afar. The Sicilian Cannoli are a traditional dessert dating back to the Arab domination, but already known in Roman times. Once it was typical of the Carnival period but now is used all year long and for any special occasion.

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Mozzarella in Carrozza

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 alla Sorrentina). It was born as a dish that recuperates the leftover mozzarella cheese. It is composed of sliced ​​bread filled with mozzarella cheese. The bread is cut into triangles or rectangles, passed into the

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Pasta 'Ncasciata Recipe

Pasta ‘Ncasciata

Pasta ‘Ncasciata or Pasta Incaciata is a Sicilian baked pasta. What we offer, from Messina, is one of the many versions of this unique dish that, with more or less sensitive differences between the ingredients, is widespread throughout the island. Generally can use short pasta shapes, such as maccheroni or penne. The important thing is

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Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

Pasta All’Amatriciana

The regional dishes are often a matter of dispute among Italians, whether they are professional chefs or amateur chefs, and Spaghetti all’Amatriciana are no exception! Bucatini or spaghetti, pancetta or guanciale, garlic or onion … these are the main questions that anyone who is preparing to cook for the first time this recipe has to

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Artichokes alla Romana Recipe

Artichokes Alla Romana

Artichokes alla Romana (Roman Style Artichokes) is an iconic dish of the typical Roman cuisine, and Lazio in general. It is a side dish that combines simplicity and tradition. The recipe is very easy: the artichokes should be cleaned, removing the harder outer leaves, seasoned with minced garlic, parsley and mint and then placed in

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Panna Cotta Recipe

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 over the world for the simplicity of its preparation and its delicate taste. The precise origins of this dessert are unknown, we only know that it was born in the Langhe area of ​​Piedmont

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Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola Recipe

Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola

The Gnocchi al Gorgonzola (Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cheese) are irresistible potato dumplings topped with a Gorgonzola cream. They have a strong flavour and a soft a creamy consistency. This Italian dish has the advantage of being easy and quick to prepare. It is a classic recipe for improvising a tasty dinner with friends. For the preparation

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Maritozzi Recipe

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 you will often find in bakeries in Rome. It is a soft and tasty dessert usually consumed for breakfast or as a snack. They are sliced along the top, and filled with whipped cream.  The

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Grandma's Cake Classic Recipe

Grandma’s Cake

It will be for its reassuring name, which tastes good and genuine, Torta della Nonna (Italian Grandma’s Cake) is still a must today! A timeless classic, a perfect cake for Sunday lunch that we want you to enjoy at its best, preparing a delicious fragrant pastry and a divine custard. As with most Italian recipes everyone’s

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Chicken Cacciatore Italian Recipe

Pollo Alla Cacciatora

The Pollo alla Cacciatora (Chicken Cacciatore) is a simple but very tasty dish, known throughout Italy. It is a very characteristic dish of many regions (in particular Tuscany and Umbria), and each one has some small variations: in some regions they put more celery and more carrots, in others it gets wet with white wine

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Erbazzone Recipe

Erbazzone

The Erbazzone (also known as Scarpazzone) is a savory pie typical of Emilia Romagna, more specifically of Reggio Emilia. It is composed of two discs of puff pastry stuffed with chard (sometimes mixed with spinach), eggs, onion, bacon and Parmigiano Reggiano. In the past this preparation was the typical peasant dish for its vegetable filling,

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Puntarelle alla Romana Recipe

Puntarelle alla Romana

Puntarelle alla Romana (Roman-style Puntarelle) is one of the best dish of Roman culinary tradition. This salad of chicory is a simple recipe, which makes the best if prepared following the tradition. Five ingredients, simple and of good quality and a tool, the mortar. All that remains is some useful advice and you can start

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Stuffed Squid Recipe

Stuffed Squid

The Stuffed Squid (Calamari Ripieni) recipe is a classic of the Mediterranean cuisine and here we propose a version as simple as it is appetizing: you will only need some bread, Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino, anchovies and parsley to make a soft and full-bodied filling, which will reveal a great taste! There are many different

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Lobster Linguine Recipe

Lobster Linguine

Linguine with Lobster (Linguine all’Astice) is a recipe of Italian cuisine, a refined and tasty main course dish, perfect for an important dinner or lunch. If you want to prepare linguine with lobster in an excellent way, you need to be a little patience! The lobster is a delicious and pretty expensive crustacean that has

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Ricotta and Spinach Raviol Recipei

Ricotta And Spinach Ravioli

Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli (Ravioli Ricotta e Spinaci) are a fresh homemade pasta,  filled with ricotta cheese and spinach, seasoned with melted butter and flavored with fresh sage leaves. This dish is a great classic of Italian cuisine. In effect they are widespread in many regions, with small variations on preparation and closure. Ricotta and spinach

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Stuffed Zucchini Genoese

Genoese Stuffed Zucchini

Genoese Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchine Ripiene alla Genovese) are a traditional dish, prepared and appreciated in many families. Like any classic dish, even Genoese stuffed zucchini over the years have undergone to several changes depending on the area or on the family, thus there are several versions. In fact, everyone prepares them by personalizing the recipe

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Potato Gateau Neapolitan Recipe

Potato Gateau

The Potato Gateau, also called the “Gattò”, is a recipe made from baked potatoes. It’s called Gateau because it is a pie that is prepared by crushing boiled potatoes and mixing them with eggs, Neapolitan salami and mozzarella. This Neapolitan recipe was born in the late Eighteenth century in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

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Sbrisolona Nutella Recipe

Nutella Crumble Pie

Sbriciolata alla Nutella (Nutella Crumble Pie) is a delicious cake, with a crumbly consistency but with a sweet and soft filling. The name Sbriciolata recalls the traditional Mantuan cake, the Sbrisolona, ​​and is prepared following a similar procedure. Unlike the classic sbrisolona cake, however, the Nutella crumbled recipe is without almonds or yellow flour. To

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Sardinian Panadas recipe

Sardinian Panadas

Sardinian Panadas (Panadas means breaded) are savory dumplings, stuffed with various types of meat, fish, cheese and vegetable-based dressing. It’s a characteristic dish of Sardinia Island, of ancient origin, even Nuragic.  “Impanare” or wrap the food in bread dough and cook it twice. It was a loophole that began to spread throughout Italy between the

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Creamy Codfish Venetian-Style

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 and delicate recipe that enhances the taste of cod and embellishes a food considered “poor”, elevating it to a gourmet dish that has conquered the world of cooking! In the Veneto area, stockfish is

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Patate Riso e Cozze Recipe

Rice, Potatoes and Mussels

Rice, Potatoes and Mussels (Riso, Patate e Cozze or Tiella Barese) is a unique and traditional Apulian dish. It is made with poor ingredients: rice, potatoes, mussels, onion, garlic, tomato and grated Pecorino cheese. Rice, Potatoes and Mussels can remember the Spanish Paella. In fact as Paella the name Tiella derives from the pot used to prepare this dish:

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Roman-style Fried Zucchini

Roman-Style Fried Zucchini

The Roman-style fried zucchini is a dish tasty, cheap and very easy to prepare, typical of Rome and its surroundings. In this preparation the zucchini are reduced into small sticks, then passed into the flour and fried in plenty of hot oil. Making the fried Roman fried zucchini is very simple and fast but the result

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Torta Tenerina_Cake Recipe

Tenerina Cake

Torta Tenerina (Tenerina Cake) is a chocolate cake typical of the city of Ferrara (Emilia Romagna region), also called “Torta Taclenta”, in the dialect of Ferrara, because the dough remains a bit sticky. It is a chocolate cake without yeast, which outside fragments easily, but remains soft and melted inside, and that will amaze you

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Lasagne al pesto

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 the addition of béchamel and Genovese Pesto. It’s a really tasty dish, ideal for any occasion and it’ also known as Lasagne alla Portofino (the beautiful village on the Ligurian coast!).  Layers of basil Pesto,

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Polpette_Melanzane_Eggplant_Meatballs

Polpette di Melanzane

The recipe of Polpette di Melanzane (Eggplant Meatballs) is easy and quick, perfect for an aperitif or as a second course with vegetables.  This delicious dish is a must of the culinary tradition of Calabria region (Purpetti ‘i mulingiani), but you can find it in Southern Italy, particularly in Sicily, Campania, Puglia, Calabria, where the eggplants

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Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

Spaghetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) is a seafood dish par excellence, a classic of the Neapolitan tradition and in general of the Italian traditional cuisine. Everyone has his own recipe, who adds vegetables, who tomatoes for a ‘red’ version, who season with bottarga, there are many variations. We propose just the easier and most classic

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Spaghetti San Giuannidd San Giuannin San Giovannino Authentic Recipe

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 cuisine. We can define it as the “last minute” recipe, to make when you have just a little time and above all a half-empty fridge: very few ingredients are needed to improvise a simple,

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Orecchiette Cime Rapa Recipe

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 dishes of Apulia, especially in the province of Bari. The secret of this dish lies in the optimal cooking of vegetables with pasta, the experience and knowledge of raw materials allow to obtain a

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Risotto Milanese Authentic Italian Recipe

Milanese Risotto

This Milanese Risotto (Risotto alla Milanese) is the king of  culinary tradition of the city of Milan, together with Veal Milanese (Cotoletta alla Milanese). It’s a very old recipe, probably more than 400 years old. The tale tell that while an artist was preparing the dye to colour the window glass of the cathedral (Il

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Brasato al barolo authentic Italian recipe

Brasato al Barolo

When it comes to rich and succulent recipes, the Piedmont region shows off some truly magnificent dishes. What do we find at the top of all the recipes? Brasato al Barolo (Barolo braised beef). A sought-after dish, with a rich and succulent recipe, that is prepared using the Piedmontese red wine of the same name.

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Casatiello Dolce (Sweet Casatiello)

Casatiello Dolce

The Casatiello Dolce (Sweet Casatiello) is a cake symbol of the Easter tradition together with the Neapolitan pastiera. It has the same name of Casatiello Napoletano but it’s a totally different dish. Nothing to do with the beloved and well-known salted casatiello, the dough is completely different. It is in fact prepared with mother yeast or,

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Saltimbocca alla Romana

Saltimbocca Alla Romana

The Saltimbocca alla Romana (Roman Saltimbocca), as the name suggests, are one of the strong points of Roman cuisine. They represent a great source of pride for good Italian cuisine abroad, in fact they are the second most famous dish immediately after spaghetti. Over the years the recipe has undergone some personalization such as a

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Pasta alla Gricia Authentic Recipe

Pasta alla Gricia

Pasta alla Gricia is one of the most famous dishes of the Lazio cuisine, considered the ancestor of Pasta all’Amatriciana. In common with the amatriciana recipe, in fact, there is the use of the guanciale and the Pecorino Romano. The main difference, however, lies in tomato sauce, absent in Pasta alla Gricia because its origin

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Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Authentic Sorrento Style Gnocchi Italian Recipes

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

The Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (Sorrento Style Gnocchi) are a classic dish of the Campania region tradition, a must for Sunday lunch and a dish that everyone likes, adults and children. What makes this dish of gnocchi so loved is its simplicity: Mediterranean flavors and genuineness mixed with easy preparation. The dish consists of potato gnocchi seasoned

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