Tag archive for ‘Italian Recipes’
Butternut squash soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Butternut squash soup with prawns (zuppa di zucca e gamberi)

Una zucca is usually a pumpkin or marrow but it can apply to anything in the squash family – this flavoursome soup is hearty and comforting at any time of year By Mario Matassa Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

roccoco biscuits
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Almond & hazelnut biscuits (roccocò)

Roccocò are typical of the Campania region and some claim they are the southern version of Tuscany’s cantucci biscuits – here’s how to make them… Makes 30 biscuits Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

chestnut chocolate pastry
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Fried chocolate & chestnut pastries

These calzoncelli di castagne are a speciality of the Puglia region, though versions of this pastry are made throughout the country, with different names and fillings… Makes about 20 Preparation time 30-45 minutes, 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...

Brasato, stew with wine
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Beef stew with Barolo

In Mario Matassa’s ‘brasato al Barolo‘ the meat is slow-cooked, which makes for mouth-wateringly tender meat, flavoured with this quality wine Serves 4-6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking More...

Crostini
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Mixed crostini

Crostini are a smaller version of bruschette – here, Mario Matassa explains how to make tomato & aubergine and bean versions of the dish Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 10-15 minutes For More...

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...

Frittata
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Frittata

This Italian omelette recipe from Mario Matassa uses asparagus, potatoes and cheese, but the beauty of the dish is that you can include pretty much any ingredients you fancy… Serves 2 Preparation time More...