Tag archive for ‘Recipes’
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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Tagliatelle

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect tagliatelle with step by step instructions! ©iStock-GettyImages When I first moved to Italy, many years ago now, I quickly realised that there More...

panna cotta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Panna Cotta

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect panna cotta with step by step instructions! In Italy, panna cotta, like tiramisù, zabaglione and budino, falls within that category of dessert More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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Focaccia with cherry tomatoes and herbs

Join resident chef Mario Matassa as he shows us how to make perfect focaccia with step by step instructions!   To say that Italians take their focaccia very seriously would be a simple understatement. Once, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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Bruschetta with Tenderstem®, garlic mushrooms and feta

One of the ‘Tenderstem® in Ten’ recipes – ten recipes ready in less than ten minutes – this bruschetta would make a speedy and delicious lunch or supper snack. Image and recipe © Tenderstem® For more More...

Meascia
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Meascia

Meascia, a type of bread cake, was a staple of cucina povera – an inexpensive way to make dessert using whatever was in the store cupboard. Mario Matassa shows us how to make it I’ve used apples from the More...

trout
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Trout fillets with green olive and caper pesto

Mario Matassa brings us this trout dish, known in Italian as filetti di trota con pesto di olive e capperi – make it tonight! Lake fish, like trout, naturally features strongly in the cuisine around the More...

gnocchi
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Gnocchi alla comasca

This gnocchi dish originates from the Como area, and uses a local taleggio cheese, which combines with the tomato and pancetta to make a flavourful sauce, says Mario Matassa There is a long tradition around More...

bresaola - taste of the lakes
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Bresaola salad

Bresaola is air-cured beef fillet, which works well in a salad because the olive oil moistens the cured beef. Mario Matassa shares his recipe here… Bresaola comes from the Valtellina and the Valchiavenna in More...

Paradise cake with hot zabaglione
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Paradise cake with hot zabaglione

Mario Matassa shares his paradise cake recipe – a cake that miraculously improves with age and is better if made one or two days in advance… The name ‘paradise cake’ comes from the fact that More...

Stuffed guinea fowl
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Stuffed guinea fowl

For a festive centrepiece Italian-style you can’t go wrong with roast guinea fowl (faraona ripiena). Mario Matassa gives us the low-down… There are a number of ways to cook guinea fowl, but at Christmas More...