Tag archive for ‘food’
Crostini
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Mixed crostini

Crostini are a smaller version of bruschette – here, Mario Matassa explains how to make tomato & aubergine and bean versions of the dish Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 10-15 minutes For More...

mushroom quiche
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Mini mushroom quiche (sformatini di funghi)

Sformatino is Italy’s simple and stress-free answer to the soufflé, and Mario Matassa’s mushroom version is a delicious crowd-pleaser Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes Ingredients: • More...

Italian agriturismo
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: agriturismi

Mario Matassa heads out into the countryside to stay on an agriturismo, and discovers why these farm-stays can provide the perfect holidays for foodie travellers…  Photos by Mario Matassa There are more than More...

venison liver crostini
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Roe deer liver crostini

The key to this dish is finding the freshest liver possible, so make sure you go to a reputable butcher and order in advance. Recipe by Mario Matassa Serves 4 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • More...

hare pie
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Hare and mushroom pie

Mario Matassa’s Torta di lepre e funghi does require some effort, but you will be rewarded with a unique and flavoursome pie Serves 4 Preparation time 1 hour plus marinating Cooking time 2 hours  Ingredients: For More...

wild rabbit bake
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Rabbit with peppers

Rabbit is a versatile meat that can be pan-fried, roasted or stewed. Remember that older rabbits will taste better after being marinated overnight and cooked slowly. Recipe by Mario Matassa Serves 4 Preparation More...

wild duck risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Wild duck risotto

This recipe from Mario Matassa – ‘risotto con l’anatra‘ is a great way to make a couple of duck breasts stretch a long way… Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes Ingredients: • More...

hunter's spaghetti
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Hunter’s spaghetti

In Italy wild boar (cinghiale) tends to be cooked very slowly over a long period to avoid the meat becoming tough. Mario’s recipe is a tasty take on a classic dish Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

Man hunting, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: selvaggina

Mario Matassa explains the Italian passion for game and hunting. He braves the cold winter elements to search for his ingredients, then shows us how to transform them into hearty, warming recipes Photos by Mario More...

Chestnuts in Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Italian chestnut festivals

If you’re heading for Italy in the autumn months, you may be lucky enough to stumble across a chestnut festival – wonderful events for foodies to enjoy! Photos by Getty Combai near Treviso is home to a popular More...