Tag archive for ‘Pasta’
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...

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...

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...

fresh egg pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Basic egg pasta

Make your own pasta all’uovo – egg pasta – with Mario Matassa’s recipe. It’s the ideal starting point for cooking numerous delicious pasta dishes… Serves 4 Preparation time 30 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...

Bucatini with pancetta, tomato and chilli
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Bucatini with Pancetta, Tomato and Chilli

Mario Matassa’s take on bucatini all’amatriciana is a classic from Amatrice in Lazio. Puritans argue that the dish must be made using guanciale (cured pork cheek), but pancetta makes a fine substitute Serves 4 Preparation More...

Italian food
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Vero Italiano: classic Italian dishes

Food writer Mario Matassa introduces some Italian classics – traditional dishes that are known all over the world, yet rarely prepared properly outside of Italy – and shows us how they should be made… Photos More...

spaghetti carbonara
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Spaghetti carbonara

Mario Matassa guides us through the recipe for a truly authentic spaghetti carbonara… it’s both simple and delicious. Get set to cook like an Italian!   Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking More...

Fusili pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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The best short pasta on test

There are hundreds of pasta shapes out there, some more familiar than others. Here we try out seven short pastas – read on and enhance your Italian cooking! With the best will in the world, no one has time to More...