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Pesto, History and Variants of Ligurian Sauce

Ligurian Pesto does not have roots as ancient as many other recipes of the Italian gastronomical tradition. It was in the half of the nineteenth century when we find it for the first time in the book of Giovanni Battista Ratto, a gastronome of that time, who mentions it in his work ‘La Cuciniera Genovese’.

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Farinata of Chickpeas View Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • Water: 450 ml
  • Chickpea flour: 150 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 25 g
  • Fine salt: 5 g
  • Rosemary
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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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Canestrelli Cookies Authentic Recipe View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Flour 00: 300 g
  • Potato starch: 200 g
  • Butter: 300 g
  • Icing sugar: 150 g
  • Lemon peel: 1
  • Boiled Hard yolks: 6
  • Vanilla pod: 1
  • More icing sugar to garnish: as needed
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 500
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat Total: 24g
  • Carb: 61g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g

Canestrelli Cookies

Canestrelli are delicious and crumbly cookies enriched with icing sugar on them. Typical of Liguria and Piedmont, they have numerous versions…

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Stuffed Zucchini Genoese View Ingredients View Nutrients
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Ingredients
  • Zucchini:700 g
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Medium eggs: 2
  • Stale bread: 40 g
  • Capers in salt: 8 g
  • Pinoli: 20 g
  • Parmigiano regiano cheese to be grated: 50 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 30 g
  • Black pepper: 1 pinch
  • Anchovies: 10 g
  • Whole milk: 60 g
  • Tuna in oil drained: 150 g
  • Thyme to taste
  • Breadcrumbs: 60 g
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 75
  • Protein: 6.10g
  • Fat Total: 3
  • Fat Saturated: 1.28g
  • Carb: 4.50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.10g
  • Cholesterol: 9.80mg

Genoese Stuffed Zucchini

Genoese Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchine Ripiene alla Genovese) are a traditional dish, prepared and appreciated in many families. Like any classic dish,…

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