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

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...

sea bream
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Baked sea bream with potatoes recipe

The variations of recipes for sea bream (orata) are countless, depending on where in Italy you happen to be. Mario Matassa’s  – baked in an oven with potatoes – is a classic version… Serves 2 Preparation More...

sea bream
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Vero Italiano: La Pescheria

Join Mario Matassa for the second instalment in his series uncovering the secrets of Italian food. This time he goes to the sea, where he braves an early morning, much indecision and the fiery Italian passion for More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 29th, 2018
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Italian seasonings on test

Add the perfect finish to your Italian dishes with our selection of dried herbs and flavoured salts this month – from truffles to ginger, these will add zing to your culinary exploits! Whether it’s a simple More...

Italian food
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Vero Italiano: how to make classic Italian dishes

Food writer Mario Matassa introduces some Italian classics – traditional dishes that are known all over the world, yet rarely prepared properly outside of Italy – and shows us how they should be made… Photos More...

Milan saffron risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Milan’s saffron risotto

Fancy making a real saffron risotto (risotto alla milanese)? Mario Matassa shows us how. Remember that it should be creamy and soft, and each grain of rice should be separate but joined together by the sauce. Buonissimo!   Serves 2 Preparation More...

Mozzarella tomato and basil salad or insulate caprese
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Mozzarella, tomato and basil salad

The mozzarella, tomato and basil salad (or insalate caprese) is an Italian classic – the secret to its success lies in its simplicity and the quality of the ingredients used. Mario Matassa shares the recipe for More...