Tag archive for ‘food’
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...

foraging - chestnut soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Zuppa di castagne (chestnut soup)

Mario Matassa shares a simple but flavoursome recipe for chestnut soup with mushrooms – an Italian autumn classic… Serves 2 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • 200g ready More...

wild greens
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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A taste of Italy: food for free

Mario Matassa celebrates the start of the autumn foraging season with a set of Italian recipes that all contain ingredients that can be gathered for free Photos by Mario Matassa Italians are simply wild about wild More...

Urchins in Brindisi
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Five foodie reasons to visit Brindisi

Puglia boasts a multitude of delights for foodies, and the town of Brindisi is an ideal destination from which to explore them! Here’s why… Photos by iStock and Fleur Kinson 1 If you’re in Puglia, the 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...