Barbara Lucchini

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I love all red things, reading novels, Milan football team, spaghetti and dark chocolate. I have wonderful memories of my grandmother who Involved me in the kitchen from a very early age. She was kind and patient and generous with her time. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve being in the kitchen with her while she was cooking Risotto alla Milanese or Polenta. And the bonus of it was that she always made me taste everything.

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Coffee Mascarpone Cream in Chocolate Cookie Cups

Coffee Mascarpone Cream is an excellent and easy-to-make dessert, served in single-portion glass cups or in small cups made of chocolate biscuits, as we will explain in this recipe. For Coffee Mascarpone Cream recipe, neither eggs nor cooking are needed. This delicious cream made with mascarpone and coffee is excellent for making lighter tiramisu, a valid alternative to the classic tiramisu recipe made with eggs. So here we'll show you how to make the chocolate cookies cups filled with ...

Easter Eggs filled with Chocolate Ganache

Easter eggs filled with chocolate ganache are delicious and sure a different dessert for Easter dinner. The recipe is very simple: just get lots of dark chocolate, Easter eggs, butter and whipping cream. Ganache Cream is a dense and velvety cream made of dark chocolate, used in pastry to decorate and fill so many types of sweets such as cakes, cupcakes, tarts, tartlets, mignon. With it you can make puddings, fill bignè, make little chocolates or Profitteroles, finally make decorations on ...

Roman Style Artichokes | Carciofi alla Romana

Roman style artichokes is a traditional Roman dish. More precisely it's a tasty side dish, usually served with meats, especially lamb. In many Italian restaurants Roman style artichokes are also served as an appetizer. The preparation of this exquisite recipe is rather simple; but first of all let's talk about the choice of ingredients. The variety of artichokes needed for this recipe are roman artichokes or mammole, that stands out from the others for its rounder shape and non-thorny ...

Tomato Passata Recipe | How to Make Italian Tomato passata

Traditionally in Italy passata is made right at the end of summer, when there’s a glut of ripe, juicy tomatoes. But fortunately red ripe tomatoes can be found throughout the year. It is enough to know how to choose the right quality. Today we'll try to show you a way to enjoy the taste of ripe tomatoes in every season and we'll do it making the classic tomato passata. Tomato passata is one of the most useful basic recipe in Italian cuisine. It is uncooked tomato, without seeds or ...

Orecchiette with Broccoli, Anchovies and Cherry Tomatoes

Apulia is a land full of delicious and tasty dishes. Among the most popular dishes, there is the traditional Orecchiette with Broccoli, Anchovies and Cherry Tomatoes.  Orecchiette is a kind of pasta made with remilled durum wheat semolina, water and salt. A type of pasta perfect for all vegan people. Strictly hand made, orecchiette have the typical round and concave shape, with their unmistakable wrinkled surface. Its characteristic shape is perfect for all kinds of seasoning such as tomato ...

Beef Braised in Barolo: How to Make the Perfect Recipe

Beef Braised in Barolo is one of the cult dishes of the Italian tradition, more precisely of Piedmontese cuisine. Barolo is a red wine made with Nebbiolo grapes, typical of the Piedmont region, used to cook the beef in this recipe. The particularity of this dish is the tenderness of the meat, which is seared so that its juices remain inside before being cooked for a long time in a marinating made of an excellent wine and vegetables such as celery, carrots and onions. The result is a dish ...

Pumpkin Gnocchi | How to Make Pumpkin Gnocchi from Scratch

First of all, to get good, soft and compact pumpkin gnocchi, it's important to cook the pumpkin in the oven so as to make the pulp drier and improve the characteristics of the dough. A possible variant is to add to the dough a boiled and crushed potato that, thanks to its starch, allows the pumpkin to thicken better, making it easier to shape the gnocchi. Rich in nutrients, including mineral salts and vitamins, pumpkin is a typically autumnal vegetable that is harvested and used in the ...

Béchamel Sauce | How to Make a Basic White Sauce

Béchamel sauce has French origin and has become part of Italian culinary tradition for a very long time. It's also known as White Sauce or Mother Sauce because many sauces are prepared with béchamel as a base, such as Mornay, which is a somewhat richer version. Lasagna and Cannelloni would not exist without béchamel and some pasta recipes or vegetables au gratin require it. You can buy ready-made béchamel but you have to know that homemade béchamel sauce is very easy and fast to ...

Spaghetti Carbonara Original Recipe

What I'm about to introduce to you today is Spaghetti Carbonara original recipe, made with 4 simple ingredients: guanciale, eggs, pecorino and spaghetti. In the traditional recipe for spaghetti carbonara, you need no other ingredients; so DO NOT use garlic, parsley, onion, cream, milk or parmigiano Reggiano. If you read this recipe thoroughly, you will see that there are many Spaghetti Carbonara variants, also here in Italy, but they are...variants of the authentic recipe. Which is very ...

Original Pesto Genovese Recipe

Original Pesto Genovese Recipe was born in Liguria, a beautiful region situated in the north of Italy. It's one of the sauces most used in our country and nowadays it's famous all over the world. This is the official recipe taken from Consorzio Pesto Genovese that is very specific about exactly where the ingredients should come from. Pesto Genovese is often prepared with the addition of ricotta cheese, cashew nuts, seeds oil, green beans, lemon juice and other ingredients that have ...