Tag archive for ‘Recipes’
canastrelli
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Canestrelli biscuits

This recipe for canestrelli biscuits makes it easy to create this tasty Ligurian treat – Mario Matassa shares his technique to show us how its done… These biscotti would traditionally have been twice cooked More...

swordfish
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Swordfish with capers, pine nuts and lemon

This delicious swordfish dish (pesce spada alla ligure) from Mario Matassa is a treat for seafood fans, and a real taste of northern Italy Throughout Liguria, capers, pine nuts and lemons are used to flavour More...

anchovies
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Anchovies alla Vernazza

If you like anchovies (alici in Italian), try this recipe from Mario Matassa, which would also work well with sardines… Anchovies are the most commonly served fish in the Cinque Terre, often simply marinated More...

trofie pasta
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil

Mario Matassa’s recipe for trofie with leeks, tomatoes and basil is a delicious taste of Liguria – known in Italian as trofie alle ligure The area around Cinque Terre, Liguria has a long-standing tradition More...

penne with mushrooms
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Penne with mushrooms and peas

Mario Matassa’s simple and satisfying mushroom pasta dish is the perfect solution for a tasty midweek meal. Try it tonight! In Italy porcini mushrooms reign supreme, but this pasta dish can also be made More...

wild greens
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Wild greens with garlic and chilli

Wild greens (verdure selvatiche) is the name given to greens that grow in the wild. They’re popular in Italy and this recipe by Mario Matassa is a good way to use them Wild greens include a wide range More...

foraging - wild hops risotto
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Wild hop risotto

Enjoy this recipe for risotto con bruscandoli by Mario Matassa – it’s a fantastic way to use wild hops… Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: • 180g risotto More...

Tagliatelle
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Tagliatelle with ricotta and walnuts

Mario Matassa’s recipe for tagliatelle con ricotta e noci is a tasty early winter treat that can be found in restaurants across Italy Serves 2 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients: • More...

foraging - chestnut soup
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Zuppa di castagne (chestnut soup)

Mario Matassa shares a simple but flavoursome recipe for chestnut soup with mushrooms – an Italian autumn classic… Serves 2 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients: • 200g ready More...

passata
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Passata recipe

Any fan of Italian cuisine should learn how to make passata – the classic tomato sauce – here’s how to do it! Recipe & image by Mario Matassa Makes 4 x 250g jars Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...