Tag archive for ‘Food & Wine’
red wine from veneto
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Drink Italia! red wine from Veneto

There’s a delicious diversity to the wines of Veneto, thanks to the varying types of terrain and soil in this region. Here we explore some of its best reds… Although not vast in size, Veneto is one of the largest-producing More...

Ricotta and cherry cheesecake
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Ricotta and cherry cheesecake

For a sensational dessert or teatime treat with an Italian twist, this gorgeous ricotta cheesecake by Mario Matassa should fit the bill… Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Mashed potatoes with spicy lentils
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Mashed potatoes with spicy lentils

For hearty comfort food with an Italian twist, this purè di patate recipe from Mario Matassa is a sure-fire winner… Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • 1 celery More...

Cream cheese and smoked salmon risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Cream cheese and smoked salmon risotto

This creamy, dreamy salmon risotto from Mario Matassa makes a truly delicious midweek meal if you’re looking for something simple but indulgent Serves 6 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Parma ham, peach, mozzarella and dandelion leaf salad
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Parma ham, peach, mozzarella and dandelion leaf salad

Mario Matassa brings us a fantastic Italian salad to enjoy on sunny days – light, flavoursome and with an interesting added ingredient… Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time none Ingredients: • More...

Girelle
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Puff pastry spin-wheels

Sun-dried tomato and fennel seed pâté provides a delicious, distinctive flavour for these puff pastry ‘girelle’ by Mario Matassa – ideal snacks for entertaining Serves 6 Preparation time 15 minutes, More...

Roast loin of pork stuffed with broad beans and pecorino
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Roast loin of pork stuffed with broad beans and pecorino

Mario Matassa’s wonderful lonza di maiale ripiena di fave e pecorino (to give it its Italian name) is a perfect Sunday show-stopper… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: • More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Olive oil on test

Olive oil is essential to Mediterranean food culture – how would Italians live without it? Join us to sample a selection of the best… Olive trees are the oldest known cultivated tree and the oil they produce More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Wines from Umbria

Known as the Green Heart of Italy, Umbria has a deep-rooted wine tradition, and despite recent earthquakes their wines are on the rise Umbria, in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages More...

torta caprese
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Torta caprese

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi share this delicious chocolate and almond cake recipe from their book, The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes… One of our most romantic evenings was in a restaurant More...