spaghetti aglio e olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti aglio e olio with red hot pepper is a tasty simple dish, easy and quick to make. It’s also cheap and affordable, with ingredients that we always have in the pantry: garlic, extra virgin olive oil and red pepper. It’s the dish that everyone appreciates and synonymous of conviviality. Spaghetti aglio e olio is …

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gnudi recipe

Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi Recipe

Gnudi recipe is an Italian dish that can be a greedy alternative to the classic potato gnocchi recipe. They are a sort of small dumpling made with ricotta cheese and chopped spinach. Ricotta makes them pillowy soft, delicate and irresistible. The recipe of gnudi is one of the most typical dishes of Tuscany, a classic …

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pasta alla norma recipe

Pasta alla Norma Recipe

Pasta alla Norma is a traditional Sicilian pasta recipe, born in Catania in the early 1900s. The recipe name is a tribute to “La Norma”, the famous opera of the composer Vincenzo Bellini. It seems that the Sicilian playwright Nino Martoglio would have exclaimed “it’s a Norma!” to describe the wonderful symphony of taste of …

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pasta and beans

Pasta and Beans | Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

Pasta and beans (pasta e fagioli) is a typical dish of traditional Italian cuisine made with short pasta and beans. In this classic version we used ditalini pasta and borlotti beans, but the many Italian regional versions allow variations in the choice of the type of these two main ingredients. Pasta and beans soup is …

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basic tomato sauce recipe

Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes is an easy and tasty pasta sauce, made with cluster tomatoes or San Marzano. Choose very fresh tomatoes, red ripe but firm and free of spots. With them we’ll make a tomato passata which we’ll cook with a delicious soffritto, herbs and spices. Once ready, enjoy your tomato sauce to …

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light eggplant caponata recipe

Light Eggplant Caponata Recipe

.Light eggplant caponata recipe is a variant of the classic Sicilian caponata. In the traditional recipe, the eggplants are fried then added to the other ingredients while in this version they are cooked in a pan with other vegetables. The result is a dish that recalls the authentic recipe of caponata in its flavors and …

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spaghetti marinara sauce

Spaghetti Marinara Sauce – Classic Italian Recipe Easy and Tasty

Spaghetti Marinara sauce, a very simple, cheap and quick-to-make recipe: the authentic Italian recipe wants only 4 ingredients: tomatoes, (preferably San Marzano quality but even cherry, cluster or datterino quality), extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano. In Italian the word “Marinara” recalls the sea (“mare”) and the sailors (“marinai”), so you can think of …

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authentic sicilian caponata recipe

Authentic Sicilian Caponata Recipe

Authentic Sicilian Caponata recipe is a vegetarian Italian appetizer. An easy recipe for a cold starter or a typical Sicilian side dish, made mainly with eggplant, celery, capers, olives, tomato passata (in many recipes you can find tomato concentrate). Finally add vinegar and sugar, to give this Sicilian dish the typical sweet and sour taste. …

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roman style artichokes

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 even served as an appetizer. The variety of artichokes needed for this recipe are roman artichokes or mammole, that stands out from the others for its rounder …

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tomato gratin

Tomato Gratin Recipe

Tomato Gratin is a typical dish of Romagna cuisine. Emilia Romagna is a region of northern Italy known for its traditional local cuisine, made with home-made pasta (tagliatelle, ravioli, tortellini), lasagna and piadina to name a few. Tomato Gratin are made with firm ripe tomatoes (the big round type such as vine tomatoes), cut in two then …

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