Aubergine Parmigiana

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 adding a few slices of cooked ham. Recipe and photo: Mario Matassa • SERVES 4 • PREPARATION 1 hour • COOKING 1 hour Ingredients • More...

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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. Recipe and photo: Mario Matassa SERVES 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...

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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...

trout
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Trout fillets with green olive and caper pesto

Mario Matassa brings us this trout dish, known in Italian as filetti di trota con pesto di olive e capperi – make it tonight! Lake fish, like trout, naturally features strongly in the cuisine around the More...

gnocchi
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Gnocchi alla comasca

This gnocchi dish originates from the Como area, and uses a local taleggio cheese, which combines with the tomato and pancetta to make a flavourful sauce, says Mario Matassa There is a long tradition around More...

bresaola - taste of the lakes
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Bresaola salad

Bresaola is air-cured beef fillet, which works well in a salad because the olive oil moistens the cured beef. Mario Matassa shares his recipe here… Bresaola comes from the Valtellina and the Valchiavenna in More...

Limone sul Garda - Italian lakes
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Tastes of the lakes

Fresh fish from the waters and other produce from the mountains are the staples of traditional cooking on the Italian lakes, as Mario Matassa explains   Understand the landscape of the Italian lakes and you More...