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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...

mushroom quiche
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Mini mushroom quiche (sformatini di funghi)

Sformatino is Italy’s simple and stress-free answer to the soufflé, and Mario Matassa’s mushroom version is a delicious crowd-pleaser Serves 6 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 35 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...

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...

hunter's spaghetti
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Hunter’s spaghetti

In Italy wild boar (cinghiale) tends to be cooked very slowly over a long period to avoid the meat becoming tough. Mario’s recipe is a tasty take on a classic dish Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking 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...

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

If you’re in the unlikely position of having leftover panettone, this is a delicious way to use it up, courtesy of Mario Matassa Serves 2 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 5 minutes Ingredients: • More...