Tag archive for ‘food’
canastrelli
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Canestrelli biscuits

This recipe for canestrelli biscuits makes it easy to create this tasty Ligurian treat – Mario Matassa shares his technique to show us how its done… These biscotti would traditionally have been twice cooked More...

swordfish
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Swordfish with capers, pine nuts and lemon

This delicious swordfish dish (pesce spada alla ligure) from Mario Matassa is a treat for seafood fans, and a real taste of northern Italy Throughout Liguria, capers, pine nuts and lemons are used to flavour More...

anchovies
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Anchovies alla Vernazza

If you like anchovies (alici in Italian), try this recipe from Mario Matassa, which would also work well with sardines… Anchovies are the most commonly served fish in the Cinque Terre, often simply marinated More...

trofie pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil

Mario Matassa’s recipe for trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil is a delicious taste of Liguria – known in Italian as trofie alle ligure The area around Cinque Terre, Liguria has a long-standing tradition More...

Cinque Terre
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Tastes of Cinque Terre

Mario Matassa brings us some of the best culinary delights from this beautiful stretch of the Ligurian coast – including some exquisite ways to cook fresh fish… With its tiny bays, little ports and multicoloured More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Five foodie reasons to visit Rome

We could give you 100 reasons to visit Italy’s capital, but here we’re focusing on just the gastronomic highlights – here are our foodie tips for Rome! Images by iStock and iStockfood       1 One More...

penne with mushrooms
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Penne with mushrooms and peas

Mario Matassa’s simple and satisfying mushroom pasta dish is the perfect solution for a tasty midweek meal. Try it tonight! In Italy porcini mushrooms reign supreme, but this pasta dish can also be made More...

trout recipe
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Crispy chilli wild trout fillets

This ‘trota‘ dish has a spicy kick. Mario Matassa used wild trout here, but with the addition of more chilli pepper, farmed trout also works well In this trout recipe, which has been adapted from More...

wild greens
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Wild greens with garlic and chilli

Wild greens (verdure selvatiche) is the name given to greens that grow in the wild. They’re popular in Italy and this recipe by Mario Matassa is a good way to use them Wild greens include a wide range More...

foraging - wild hops risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Wild hop risotto

Enjoy this recipe for risotto con bruscandoli by Mario Matassa – it’s a fantastic way to use wild hops… Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • 180g risotto More...