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Top Tuber – Truffle Risotto Recipe

As avid foodies in Florence, nothing excites us more than finding fresh truffles. In Italy, truffles are regularly sold from fool stalls at markets and fairs. Some grocers will sometimes have them, as may certain delicatessens (“gastronomia” or “alimentari”). If … Continue reading

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Italian Recipes: the art of artichokes

Native to Mediterranean areas, culinary use of artichokes dates back to Roman times. It was in Sicily however that they are said to have first been cultivated. These grown artichokes then travelled up the coast of the Italian peninsula, going … Continue reading

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Italian Pasta Recipe – spinach and ricotta cannelloni

A great dish for dinner parties, this Italian pasta recipe is super easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. There are two versions of this ricotta and spinach cannelloni recipe. One version of the pasta dish can … Continue reading

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Easter Foods in Italy

Each holiday in Italy is marked by special foods enjoyed as part of the celebrations. Easter in Italy is no different. In the lead-up to Easter, the locals head to their local grocer, baker, butcher and the enotecca – wine … Continue reading

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Delicious Italian Christmas Recipes

Planning a great (and easy) Christmas meal? Italians have a great traditional festive menu that allows for much advance preparation so everyone can enjoy the most family time together during the Christmas lunch and dinner meals. A traditional Italian Christmas … Continue reading

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Italy’s sweet Christmas treat: Panettone

For foodies like us, the first sign of Christmas approaching in Italy is seeing the bakeries stocking fresh-made Panettone*. Panettone is light and fluffy, meaning that a slice of this traditional Italian Christmas recipe may be as big as both … Continue reading

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Italy recipe: how to make & use Pesto

“Pesto” normally refers to Pesto alla Genovese, made from fresh basil and pine nuts. It is commonly served coasting pasta and being a dish that can be prepared in advance and then served either warm or cool, it is a … Continue reading

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Slick Snack: Italian Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic bread is a traditional side dish served in many Italian restaurants… just not those actually in Italy. In Italy, you may find instead it’s leaner and lighter cousin, Bruschetta. What is commonly – albeit erroneously – called Bruschetta abroad … Continue reading

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The simplest Tuscan fish recipe: baked sea bass

Cooking in Tuscany comprises making delicious traditional Tuscan recipes using a few simple and fresh ingredients. One great example is baked sea bass – Branzino. This simple recipe is great for dinner parties as it can be prepared ahead of … Continue reading

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HUNCHBACK CARDI RECIPE: Italy’s ugliest & tastiest vegetable

  The poor ol’ “cardi gobbi” – the hunchback cardoon – is perhaps one of the ugliest vegetables around. But it can be easily turned into one of the yummiest served with the below “bagna càuda” (warm sauce) simple vegetable … Continue reading

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