Tag archive for ‘Italian food’
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...

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...

chocolate and chestnut cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Chestnut and chocolate cake

Chestnuts and chocolate are a winning combination in this delicious torta di castagne e cioccolato recipe…   Chestnut flour is a great gluten-free alternative, giving cakes and biscuits a delicious nutty More...

Pretty Panettoni at Cova, Milan, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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A Very Milanese Christmas

Milan has something to offer the visitor at all times of the year, but Rachael Martin finds its café culture particularly appealing in the lead-up to Christmas… Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated Pretty More...

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...

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...

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...