Tag archive for ‘food’
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Tastes of Italy on test

If you’re seeking some authentic flavours to pep up your favourite recipes, try some of these quintessentially Italian store cupboard spices and condiments For some, a plate of food is nothing without lashings More...

Spinach lasagne
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Spinach lasagne

Green spinach pasta is probably the most popular and widely used flavoured pasta and this lasagne from Mario Matassa is a great way to showcase its charms… Serves 4 Preparation time 45 minutes, plus resting Cooking More...

Cuttlefish pasta with squid
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Cuttlefish tagliatelle with spicy squid sauce

Cuttlefish (seppia) is very popular in Italian cuisine and its ink can be bought in small packets in supermarkets or Italian speciality stores – here’s a great recipe to showcase its flavour Serves 4 Preparation More...

Pappardelle with wild boar ragu
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Chocolate pappardelle with wild boar ragù

Love pasta? Adore chocolate? It turns out that the two can be deliciously combined – Mario Matassa shows us how in this meaty recipe that’s bursting with flavour Serves 4 Preparation time 50 minutes, More...

fresh egg pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Basic egg pasta

Make your own pasta all’uovo – egg pasta – with Mario Matassa’s recipe. It’s the ideal starting point for cooking numerous delicious pasta dishes… Serves 4 Preparation time 30 minutes, More...

Tomato-flavoured spaghetti with tomato and mozzarella sauce
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Tomato spaghetti with tomato and mozzarella sauce

Give pasta a glorious colour and add a Mediterranean kick to the flavour using tomato purée… Mario Matassa’s spaghetti recipe shows you how! Serves 4 Preparation time 40 minutes, plus resting Cooking More...

Fresh pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Vero Italiano: Pasta

In this instalment of his series uncovering the secrets of Italian food, Mario Matassa turns his attention to pasta. Read on for a lesson in how you can make the perfect fresh egg pasta too… Photos by Mario More...

Alma cookery school, italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Top of the class: Italian cookery schools

Are you looking to raise your culinary skills to the next level? Michela Di Carlo gets a flavour of what’s on offer at some of Italy’s top-rated professional cookery schools Photo by Fotocarra 1. Parma, Emilia-Romagna The More...

Cheese
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Vero Italiano: Formaggio

For the latest in Mario Matassa’s series on the secrets of Italian food, we turn to the subject of cheese, focusing on fontina, ricotta, parmesan, pecorino and mascarpone Photos by Mario Matassa According to my More...

spaghetti with pecorino and peppers
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Spaghetti with pecorino and pepper

The classic dish of spaghetti cacio e pepe makes a perfect midweek meal and is a perfect recipe for showcasing delicious pecorino cheese… Serves 4 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 8 minutes Ingredients: • More...