Tag archive for ‘food’
Risotto mimosa
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Asparagus and egg risotto

Mario Matassa shares his ‘risotto mimosa’ recipe. The dish is a staple of Italy’s Festa della Donna in March… Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Butternut squash soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Butternut squash soup with prawns (zuppa di zucca e gamberi)

Una zucca is usually a pumpkin or marrow but it can apply to anything in the squash family – this flavoursome soup is hearty and comforting at any time of year By Mario Matassa Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

Festa della Donna, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: La Festa della Donna

Mario Matassa takes a look at International Women’s Day. He revels in the mystery of the celebrations and presents some of the classic dishes… Photos by Mario Matassa The 8th of March is the day when women More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Grana Padano on test

This Italian hard cheese has long lived in the shadow of Parmigiano Reggiano, but there’s no real reason why it should. We put seven supermarket brands under the spotlight… Grana Padano cheese has a long and More...

roccoco biscuits
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Almond & hazelnut biscuits (roccocò)

Roccocò are typical of the Campania region and some claim they are the southern version of Tuscany’s cantucci biscuits – here’s how to make them… Makes 30 biscuits Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

chestnut chocolate pastry
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Fried chocolate & chestnut pastries

These calzoncelli di castagne are a speciality of the Puglia region, though versions of this pastry are made throughout the country, with different names and fillings… Makes about 20 Preparation time 30-45 minutes, More...

Valtellina cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Valtellina fruit cake (bisciola della Valtellina)

This tasty cake is also known as panettone della Valtellina, though it is moister and richer than traditional panettone – Mario Matassa shares his recipe… Makes one loaf Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

Bisciola della Valtellina
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: dolci

In his latest instalment in the series uncovering the secrets of Italian food, Mario Matassa looks at the delights of Italian biscuits and cakes to recreate in your kitchen Photos by Mario Matassa  There can be More...

Cooking risotto Milan, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Five reasons to visit Milan

Yes, it’s packed with architectural treasures, fantastic shops and historic sights, but here are five reasons to visit Milan for its food and drink. How many of these have you tried? 1 Milan has lent its name More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Panettone on test

For a true taste of Italian Christmas, you can’t beat a slice of classic (or flavoured) panettone – here are seven to help you decide which one to serve this year The origins of panettone go back to Roman times, More...