Top 5 Desserts

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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 it off. The name tiramisù literally means ‘pick-me-up’ and this refers to the dessert’s sugar-laden, energy-boosting ingredients! For More...

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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...

Ricotta tart
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Ricotta Tart

Ricotta cake is hugely popular in Naples. This dish must be left to cool completely. I find it is better if you leave it to cool overnight in the fridge before eating. Add a spoonful of pine nuts for a different More...

Linguine with clams
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Linguine with Clams

In the restaurants of Santa Lucia this recipe is a daily fixture. The clams are delivered by small fishing boats to the restaurants in the harbour. You can add mussels or shrimps too, or have a combination of all More...

Aubergine parmigiana
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Aubergine Parmigiana

Despite the name, this dish has nothing to do with Parma: it is as Neapolitan as Mount Vesuvius, but it does use Parmesan cheese. Few dishes better symbolise the cuisine of Naples. There are variations, including More...

neopolitan omeletter
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Neapolitan Omelette

This frittata uses whatever is to hand, but always the Neapolitan staple of dried pasta. It is a great way to use up yesterday’s pasta and is often taken on Sunday picnics. SERVES 4 PREPARATION 5 minutes BAKING More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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Speedy pasta supper

Creamy Tuscan Cannellini Bean Pasta with Tenderstem® broccoli Super-quick and easy to make, this vegan pasta dish is a great store cupboard supper, using mashed cannellini beans to create a creamy sauce to coat More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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The Perfect Italian Pandemic Pick-Me-Up

Julia Kolbert tells the little-known story of Tiramisù: The Perfect Italian Pandemic Pick-Me-Up   For all the extolling of their Mediterranean diet, the Italians do have a decidedly sweet tooth, especially More...

parmesan cheeses
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Italy’s top five cheeses

Italy’s cheeses are famed throughout the world – and with good reason! Here are our top five… which is your favourite?! Photos by iStock/ Getty Images 1 Parmigiano-Reggiano, the undisputed king of Italian More...

Meascia
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Meascia

Meascia, a type of bread cake, was a staple of cucina povera – an inexpensive way to make dessert using whatever was in the store cupboard. Mario Matassa shows us how to make it I’ve used apples from the More...