Torta caprese

torta caprese

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi share this delicious chocolate and almond cake recipe from their book, The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes… One of our most romantic evenings was in a restaurant overlooking the sea just outside Positano on the Amalfi coast. A couple of months before my engagement ring had broken and unbeknown to me Giancarlo More...

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Milan saffron risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Risotto kits on test

Take the easy route to cooking a quick supper with Italy’s favourite rice dish. Italia! looks at some of the ready-to-make risotto kits currently on the market Risotto is a quintessentially Italian dish originating More...

Mimosa cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Torta mimosa

This ‘mimosa cake’ is covered with pieces of sponge cake, reminiscent of the flowers of the mimosa – it is served across Italy to celebrate La Festa della Donna By Mario Matassa Makes one 22cm More...

Turkey with saffron and cream
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Turkey with saffron and cream

This recipe for tacchino con zafferano e panna by Mario Matassa uses just a hint of saffron to give the dish its delicate yellow colour Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Risotto mimosa
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Asparagus and egg risotto

Mario Matassa shares his ‘risotto mimosa’ recipe. The dish is a staple of Italy’s Festa della Donna in March… Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Prosecco and fruit juice
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Women’s Day cocktail

This is Mario Matassa’s variation on the classic Mimosa cocktail (champagne and orange juice), though of course we are using prosecco instead of champagne… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 5 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Butternut squash soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Butternut squash soup with prawns (zuppa di zucca e gamberi)

Una zucca is usually a pumpkin or marrow but it can apply to anything in the squash family – this flavoursome soup is hearty and comforting at any time of year By Mario Matassa Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

Festa della Donna, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: La Festa della Donna

Mario Matassa takes a look at International Women’s Day. He revels in the mystery of the celebrations and presents some of the classic dishes… Photos by Mario Matassa The 8th of March is the day when women More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Grana Padano on test

This Italian hard cheese has long lived in the shadow of Parmigiano Reggiano, but there’s no real reason why it should. We put seven supermarket brands under the spotlight… Grana Padano cheese has a long and More...

roccoco biscuits
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Almond & hazelnut biscuits (roccocò)

Roccocò are typical of the Campania region and some claim they are the southern version of Tuscany’s cantucci biscuits – here’s how to make them… Makes 30 biscuits Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...