Tag archive for ‘Food & Wine’
Struffoli
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Struffoli

These golden balls of deep-fried dough smothered in honey and decorated with candied peel make a wonderful centrepiece for the festive table, says Mario Matassa Struffoli, from Naples, are prepared and eaten More...

Reinforcing salad
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Insalata di rinforzo

Full of the strong flavours that are typical of the region, this Campanian dish will evoke memories for anyone who has ever visited Naples – Here’s Mario Matassa’s take on ‘reinforcing salad’: Insalata More...

Salt cod Neapolitan-style
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Baccalà alla napoletana

Baccalà alla napoletana (salt cod) is a hugely popular dish in Italy, and is a popular Christmas Eve dish among Italians. Mario Matassa shows us how it’s done… Baccalà is sold everywhere in Italy More...

Stuffed guinea fowl
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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The Italian Christmas

Mario Matassa reveals the secrets of Italian festive food. Though Christmas Day provides the climax of the occasion, the Christmas Eve feast provides the perfect opportunity to warm up for the big event Photos by More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Drink Italia! sparkling wine

‘Tis the season to enjoy some quality Italian fizz. there’s more sparkling wine variety in Italy than you might expect, and it’s pretty budget-friendly too! Despite the ubiquity of prosecco these days, More...

canastrelli
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Canestrelli biscuits

This recipe for canestrelli biscuits makes it easy to create this tasty Ligurian treat – Mario Matassa shares his technique to show us how its done… These biscotti would traditionally have been twice cooked More...

swordfish
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Swordfish with capers, pine nuts and lemon

This delicious swordfish dish (pesce spada alla ligure) from Mario Matassa is a treat for seafood fans, and a real taste of northern Italy Throughout Liguria, capers, pine nuts and lemons are used to flavour More...

anchovies
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Anchovies alla Vernazza

If you like anchovies (alici in Italian), try this recipe from Mario Matassa, which would also work well with sardines… Anchovies are the most commonly served fish in the Cinque Terre, often simply marinated More...

trofie pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil

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 More...

Cinque Terre
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Tastes of Cinque Terre

Mario Matassa brings us some of the best culinary delights from this beautiful stretch of the Ligurian coast – including some exquisite ways to cook fresh fish… With its tiny bays, little ports and multicoloured More...