Tag archive for ‘Italian food’
red onion jam
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Red onion jam

This recipe for confettura di cipolle rosse makes a sweet jam that goes well with strong cheeses and is delicious with burgers. Recipe and image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars of jam Preparation time More...

spicy vegetables preserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Spicy vegetable preserve

This recipe for ‘verdure piccante’ is an excellent way of using up surplus summer vegetables. Recipe and image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 500g jars Preparation time 20 minutes, plus overnight drying Cooking More...

mushroom preserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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A taste of Italy: preserving summer

Learn how to turn a glut of fresh fruit and vegetables into wonderful preserves to see you through till next summer. Words and photos by Mario Matassa Italians love to preserve. It seems that every day of the summer More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Drink Italia! red wines from Puglia

Rich and intense, thanks to the hot summer climate, red wines from Puglia continue to consolidate their reputation for finely crafted wine at fair prices Puglia’s largely flat, fertile lands have supported vines More...

making parmesan
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Parmigiano Reggiano – the process

Have you ever wondered how Parmesan is created? Wonder no more! Chris Allsop discovers the process behind the making of Italy’s favourite cheese 1 To start the Parmesan making process the milk is steamed More...

parmigiano reggiano
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Parmigiano Reggiano: the king of cheeses

Chris Allsop flies to Emilia Romagna to tour a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy and discover how this world-famous cheese is created… Even the French don’t have a cheese quite like Parmigiano Reggiano…   “When More...

chicken - pollo
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Stuffed chicken thighs (coscie di pollo ripiene)

In this recipe Mario Matassa has used chicken thighs, but if you prefer white meat, you can opt for whole chicken breast (just remember to keep the skin on) Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Barbecuing time More...

squid calamari
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Squid with chilli and lemon sauce

Mario Matassa shares his technique for cooking squid (calamari) on the barbecue – a real showstopper for seafood lovers Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Barbecuing time 3 minutes Ingredients: • More...

grilled vegetables with couscous
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Grilled vegetables with couscous

Mario Matassa shares a recipe for grilled vegetables with couscous (couscous con verdure grigliate) – a perfect complement to any barbecue Serves 4-6 Preparation time 10 minutes Barbecuing time 10 minutes Ingredients: • More...

radicchio
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Grilled radicchio

Mario Matassa’s radicchio recipe makes for an excellent contorno or part of a main of mixed roasted vegetables… Serves 2 Preparation time 1 minutes Barbecuing time 5 minutes Ingredients: • 2 More...