Tag archive for ‘Italian food’
Milan saffron risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Risotto kits on test

Take the easy route to cooking a quick supper with Italy’s favourite rice dish. Italia! looks at some of the ready-to-make risotto kits currently on the market Risotto is a quintessentially Italian dish originating More...

Mimosa cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Torta mimosa

This ‘mimosa cake’ is covered with pieces of sponge cake, reminiscent of the flowers of the mimosa – it is served across Italy to celebrate La Festa della Donna By Mario Matassa Makes one 22cm More...

Turkey with saffron and cream
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Turkey with saffron and cream

This recipe for tacchino con zafferano e panna by Mario Matassa uses just a hint of saffron to give the dish its delicate yellow colour Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • More...

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...

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...

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...

Barolo vineyard Piedmont italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Drink Italia! Nebbiolo wines

We celebrate the sophistication of northern Italy’s splendid Nebbiolo grape, from world-renowned Barolo to the more accessible and wallet-friendly Nebbiolo wines of the region Barolo vineyards in Piedmont by More...

Italian ring cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Country ring cake (ciambella rustica)

The ciambella rustica is a simple country cake made throughout Italy. It tends to be quite dry and so is often accompanied by a glass of white wine Makes one 26-cm cake Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

tortelli with spinach and ricotta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Spinach and ricotta tortelli

Mario Matassa shares this recipe for classic stuffed pasta – these tortelli are stuffed with the traditional combination of spinach and ricotta, but you can experiment with other fillings too… Serves 4 Preparation More...