Trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil

trofie pasta

Mario Matassa’s recipe for trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil is a delicious taste of Liguria – known in Italian as trofie alle ligure The area around Cinque Terre, Liguria has a long-standing tradition of dried pasta. Trenette, long, thin linguine-like pasta, are served with pesto, potatoes and green beans. Equally popular today are More...

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penne with mushrooms
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Penne with mushrooms and peas

Mario Matassa’s simple and satisfying mushroom pasta dish is the perfect solution for a tasty midweek meal. Try it tonight! In Italy porcini mushrooms reign supreme, but this pasta dish can also be made More...

trout recipe
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Crispy chilli wild trout fillets

This ‘trota‘ dish has a spicy kick. Mario Matassa used wild trout here, but with the addition of more chilli pepper, farmed trout also works well In this trout recipe, which has been adapted from More...

wild greens
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Wild greens with garlic and chilli

Wild greens (verdure selvatiche) is the name given to greens that grow in the wild. They’re popular in Italy and this recipe by Mario Matassa is a good way to use them Wild greens include a wide range More...

foraging - wild hops risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Wild hop risotto

Enjoy this recipe for risotto con bruscandoli by Mario Matassa – it’s a fantastic way to use wild hops… Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • 180g risotto More...

Tagliatelle
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Tagliatelle with ricotta and walnuts

Mario Matassa’s recipe for tagliatelle con ricotta e noci is a tasty early winter treat that can be found in restaurants across Italy Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients: • 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...