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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Red Potatoes and Green Apples Recipe

Red Potatoes and Green Apples Recipe. Color and flavor!

The combination red potatoes and green apples, makes this recipe very tasty and original, suitable as a side dish for meat or roasted fish. The acidity of green apples lightens and refreshes fat dishes, such as roast pork or salmon. This side dish can also be enjoyed cold during summer like a salad. Red potatoes …

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potato fans with herb butter

Baked Potato Fans with Herb Butter

Potato fans are a good option to baked potatoes. Italian cuisine often use baked potatoes as a side dish to go with meat and fish dishes. Potato fans can easily replace them. In this recipe i used herb butter as dressing  but they can also be filled with cheese (Gorgonzola, Pecorino, Parmesan) or with bacon. …

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spaghetti with tomato sauce

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Something Classic

In summer we are always looking for quick, fresh recipes, light and tasty. If we rely on great Mediterranean gastronomic tradition, we can always find at home all those ingredients necessary to create some tasty Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce. For a good Tomato Passata you can use San Marzano tomatoes, Pachino tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes or Pizzuttello …

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