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salumeria cured Italian meat
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Vero Italiano: La salumeria

The third instalment in Mario Matassa’s new series uncovering the secrets of Italian food involves a trip to the deli counter to discover exactly why cured meats are so cherished by the Italian nation Photos by More...

Bucatini with pancetta, tomato and chilli
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Bucatini with pancetta, tomato and chilli

Mario Matassa’s take on Bucatini all’amatriciana is a classic from Amatrice in Lazio. Puritans argue that the dish must be made using guanciale (cured pork cheek), but pancetta makes a fine substitute Sserves 4 Preparation More...

Lardo and chestnut antipasto
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Lardo and chestnut antipasto

Here’s a fantastic idea for lardo, a cured meat that works well in cooking – Mario Matassa’s recipe is a wonderful combination of flavours Sserves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time none Ingredients: • More...

Parma ham salad
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Mixed grains, vegetable and Parma ham salad

Mario Matassa’s gorgeous, colourful salad is a great way to use Parma ham without overpowering its delicate texture and flavour Sserves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 5-7 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Speck bites recipe
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Speck and robiola bites

Intensely flavoured speck works  well with soft cheeses, and this recipe from Mario Matassa helps to demonstrate its great versatility Makes about 20 Preparation time 15 minutes plus rising Cooking time 10 More...

Speck recipe
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Grilled tomino cheese wrapped in speck

Fancy a little ‘tomino avvolti in speck alla grillia‘? Mario Matassa shares his recipe for this simple Italian delight… Serves 4 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes Ingredients: • More...

stuffed squid
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Calamaro ripieno (stuffed squid)

Mario Matassa shares his recipe for stuffed squid – it can be eaten hot or cold but do remember to trickle a little extra olive oil over the squid just before you sit down Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking More...

Italian fish soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Zuppa di pesce recipe

Zuppa di pesce (fish soup), is an Italian staple with endless variations. Although this dish looks elaborate it’s really very simple, as Mario Matassa demonstrates… Serves 4 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking More...

Clam antipasto
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Mussel and clam antipasto recipe

Mario Matassa’s seafood antipasto is delicious and versatile – try it without the tomatoes (just wine, garlic and parsley)… it’s delicious either way! Serves 4 Preparation 5 minutes Cooking 7-10 More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Sicilian stuffed sardines recipe

Mario Matassa’s recipe for sardines includes sultanas and pine nuts. You’ll have to remove the fish’s head but don’t be too fastidious about the bones. Just take out the main spinal bone and the More...