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Mionetto

Mionetto. More than just a Prosecco. Here we explain why… In the heart of the Veneto Valley, where Prosecco originated, is Valdobbiadene, the home of premium Prosecco brand Mionetto. Founded in 1887 by master winemaker Francesco Mionetto, Mionetto Prosecco is still produced on the original site. The company tells a story of heritage and authenticity, More...

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Italian cherry conserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Buy Italia! Italian jams

There’s nothing like a fruity conserve for brightening breakfast time – and beyond! The Italians certainly make them well, which is why we’re indulging in a taste of the sweet life… Italian fruit More...

Panettone
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Panettone pudding

If you’re in the unlikely position of having leftover panettone, this is a delicious way to use it up, courtesy of Mario Matassa Serves 2 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 5 minutes Ingredients: • More...

arancini
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Arancini

Enjoy Mario Matassa’s easy recipe for arancini – delicious balls of risotto – they are a great way to use up leftovers… Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Polenta fritters
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Polenta fritters

A great way to use up leftover polenta, frittelle di polenta works as either an accompaniment or a main dish – Mario Matassa shows us how it’s done… Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time More...

Polpette, Italian meatballs
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Italian meatballs

Polpette – made from meat, fish or vegetables – can either be prepared from leftovers or made with fresh ingredients. Mario Matassa shares this classic dish… Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking More...

Frittata
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Frittata

This Italian omelette recipe from Mario Matassa uses asparagus, potatoes and cheese, but the beauty of the dish is that you can include pretty much any ingredients you fancy… Serves 2 Preparation time More...

Italian food
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Vero Italiano: leftovers

Mario Matassa turns to the subject of leftovers. Economical, quick to cook, and packed with flavour, Italian leftover recipes are the perfect way to make the most of what you have Photos by Mario Matassa For Italians, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Tastes of Italy on test

If you’re seeking some authentic flavours to pep up your favourite recipes, try some of these quintessentially Italian store cupboard spices and condiments For some, a plate of food is nothing without lashings More...

Spinach lasagne
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Spinach lasagne

Green spinach pasta is probably the most popular and widely used flavoured pasta and this lasagne from Mario Matassa is a great way to showcase its charms… Serves 4 Preparation time 45 minutes, plus resting Cooking More...