Tagliatelle

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect tagliatelle with step by step instructions! ©iStock-GettyImages When I first moved to Italy, many years ago now, I quickly realised that there was one sure-fire strategy for ingratiating myself with my new neighbours: learn how to make a decent plate of fresh egg pasta. This may seem More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Can you feel the heat?

Mary Novakovich visited Calabria and discovered the full extent of the locals’ passion for peperoncino in a region of Italy where the love of this fiery fruit reigns supreme. Images by Adam Batterbee unless otherwise More...

panna cotta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Panna Cotta

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect panna cotta with step by step instructions! In Italy, panna cotta, like tiramisù, zabaglione and budino, falls within that category of dessert More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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Focaccia with cherry tomatoes and herbs

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect focaccia with step by step instructions!   To say that Italians take their focaccia very seriously would be a simple understatement. Once, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Bruschetta with Tenderstem®, garlic mushrooms and feta

One of the ‘Tenderstem® in Ten’ recipes – ten recipes ready in less than ten minutes – this bruschetta would make a speedy and delicious lunch or supper snack. Image and recipe © Tenderstem® For more More...

italian bread
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
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5 Italian breads to try in 2021

There are so many incredible Italian breads to choose from, it can be overwhelming! Learn more about some of our favourite kinds of bread in this guide of 5 Italian breads to try in 2021… Images © iStock More...

Mushroom tart
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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Cook Italia!: Mushroom tart recipe

Torta salata con funghi MAKES: One 24cm tart PREPARATION: 10 minutes COOKING: 1 hour Ingredients: • 300g chestnut or button mushrooms • 30g dried porcini mushrooms • a few tbsp of olive oil • knob of unsalted More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
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Pappardelle with duck ragù

Pappardelle con ragù di anatra. Discover this dish from Pappardelle, the classic fresh egg pasta of the region. This is often served with a rich, slow-cooked sauce – often made from wild duck, hare or boar, reflecting More...

dessert
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Top 5 Desserts

Image: ©iStock 1. It’s a pud that’s beloved both in Italy and beyond, usually made with savoiardi (sponge lady finger biscuits), coffee, mascarpone cheese and zabaglione custard – with cocoa powder to top More...

Aubergine parmigiana
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Taste of Naples

Mario Matassa explores the riches of the food of Naples, perhaps the most iconically Italian of all cuisine. Simply grilled vegetables, milky white balls of buffalo mozzarella, spaghetti with tomato sauce, pasta More...