An Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa

We go behind the scenes of an Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa as he explores the rich and austere festive food and traditions of Italy… Emilia-Romagna©GettyImages To describe a celebration of food as both ‘rich and austere’ might seem something of a contradiction. Yet I can think of no more apt a description of this, the most important More...

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By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Saturday Night In: Springtime Supper Recipes

Get the family together and bring the flavours of Italy right to your table with Mario Matassa In a country that loves and lives to eat well and, as a general rule, adheres to the principle of eating seasonally, More...

Pan-fried salmon recipe
By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Pan-fried salmon recipe

Pan-fried salmon recipe with toasted pistachio and lemon butter – Salmone con pistacchi tostati e burro al limone This dish is simple and takes moments to prepare. Make sure the salmon is fresh and from a sustainable More...

Pasta primavera recipe
By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Pasta primavera

Spring pasta – A Pasta primavera recipe Pasta primavera is a prime example of the principles of Italian cuisine. Pasta, being the most versatile of Italian staples, is well matched to any occasion. Here it More...

‘Cheat’s’ Mimosa cake
By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Mimosa cake

A recipe for ‘Cheat’s’ Mimosa cake – Torta primavera ‘furba’ By Mario Matassa This cake is an amalgamation of two cakes synonymous with the season: Mimosa and Colomba (which means ‘dove’). Mimosa More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
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5 foodie reasons to visit Naples!

Love delicious Italian food? Looking for your next adventure? Look no further and discover our five foodie reasons to visit the beautiful Naples! Image by Nik Owens on Unsplash 1. Pizza You can’t visit Naples More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
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Cantabrian Anchovy pasta with red pepper pesto

Recipe by Lello Palomba with recipe image taken by David Loftus. For more information visit here.  Cantabrian Anchovy pasta with red pepper pesto Anchovies pack a flavour punch in any dish and none more so than More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
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Struffoli

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect struffoli with step by step instructions! These little balls of sweet dough, golden fried and coated in honey, are one of the most characteristic More...

gnocchi recipe
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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Gnocchi

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect gnocchi with this step by step recipe! In the kitchen, nothing heralds the beginning of autumn for me like the first bowl of steaming gnocchi. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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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 More...