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bresaola - taste of the lakes
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Bresaola salad

Bresaola is air-cured beef fillet, which works well in a salad because the olive oil moistens the cured beef. Mario Matassa shares his recipe here… Bresaola comes from the Valtellina and the Valchiavenna in More...

Limone sul Garda - Italian lakes
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Tastes of the lakes

Fresh fish from the waters and other produce from the mountains are the staples of traditional cooking on the Italian lakes, as Mario Matassa explains   Understand the landscape of the Italian lakes and you More...

Paradise cake with hot zabaglione
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Paradise cake with hot zabaglione

Mario Matassa shares his paradise cake recipe – a cake that miraculously improves with age and is better if made one or two days in advance… The name ‘paradise cake’ comes from the fact that More...

Stuffed guinea fowl
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Stuffed guinea fowl

For a festive centrepiece Italian-style you can’t go wrong with roast guinea fowl (faraona ripiena). Mario Matassa gives us the low-down… There are a number of ways to cook guinea fowl, but at Christmas More...

Filled crêpes
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Crespelle ripiene (filled crêpes)

This dish originates from Emilia-Romagna and is served in restaurants throughout the area. Mario Matassa brings us a recipe for these tasty crêpes These crespelle – crêpes – make a satisfying dish. The More...

Pancetta-wrapped prawns on crostini
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Pancetta-wrapped prawns on crostini

This delicious appetiser is perfect in its simplicity and requires minimal preparation time. Mario Matassa shares the recipe with us…  For this crostini dish it is important to find plump prawns and to make More...

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...