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Alongside its reputation as a land of top-quality wines, Italy also has a fine tradition of alcohol-free drinks, for any time of day. Here are seven of our favourites for you to try Whether for health-conscious reasons or purely for flavour, the trend for low- or alcohol-free drinks is growing, so here is our selection of Italian non-alcoholic options More...

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Urchins in Brindisi
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Five foodie reasons to visit Brindisi

Puglia boasts a multitude of delights for foodies, and the town of Brindisi is an ideal destination from which to explore them! Here’s why… Photos by iStock and Fleur Kinson 1 If you’re in Puglia, the More...

passata
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Passata recipe

Any fan of Italian cuisine should learn how to make passata – the classic tomato sauce – here’s how to do it! Recipe & image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

stuffed peppers
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Stuffed peppers preserve

These peppers can be eaten on their own as an appetiser or, more commonly, as part of a classic antipasto. Recipe & image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars Preparation time 20 minutes, plus resting More...

mushroom preserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Porcini mushrooms preserved in oil

Italians love mushrooms (funghi), especially porcini, but if you can’t find porcini, this recipe will work with a mix of button and chestnut mushrooms. Recipe & image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars Preparation More...

lemon marmalade preserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Lemon marmalade

Lemon marmalade (marmellata di limone) is a delicious way to preserve lemons, Italian-style. Recipe and image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars of marmalade Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 1 hour More...

red onion jam
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Red onion jam

This recipe for confettura di cipolle rosse makes a sweet jam that goes well with strong cheeses and is delicious with burgers. Recipe and image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars of jam Preparation time More...

spicy vegetables preserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Spicy vegetable preserve

This recipe for ‘verdure piccante’ is an excellent way of using up surplus summer vegetables. Recipe and image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 500g jars Preparation time 20 minutes, plus overnight drying Cooking More...

mushroom preserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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A taste of Italy: preserving summer

Learn how to turn a glut of fresh fruit and vegetables into wonderful preserves to see you through till next summer. Words and photos by Mario Matassa Italians love to preserve. It seems that every day of the summer More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Drink Italia! red wines from Puglia

Rich and intense, thanks to the hot summer climate, red wines from Puglia continue to consolidate their reputation for finely crafted wine at fair prices Puglia’s largely flat, fertile lands have supported vines More...