Tag archive for ‘Italian Foodie’
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...

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...

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...

Italian cherry conserve
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Buy Italia! Italian jams

There’s nothing like a fruity conserve for brightening breakfast time – and beyond! The Italians certainly make them well, which is why we’re indulging in a taste of the sweet life… Italian fruit More...

Italian food
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Vero Italiano: leftovers

Mario Matassa turns to the subject of leftovers. Economical, quick to cook, and packed with flavour, Italian leftover recipes are the perfect way to make the most of what you have Photos by Mario Matassa For Italians, 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...