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Red and green spaghetti

Red and green spaghetti

This quick, easy and delicious recipe is a real must try, the typical 'dinner-fixer' for an impromptu evening with friends or lunch with your family. In Italian cuisine - as in life, most of the time - the simplest things are the best! Enjoy this mouth-watering, incredibly yummy pasta dish and have fun creating your own versions!

Ribollita Soup

Ribollita Soup

Ribollita is a famous Tuscan soup in the true peasant style, a hearty potage made of seasonal vegetables and stale bread. The most traditional ingredients for this soup are (black) kale, stale Tuscan bread, cannellini or borlotti beans and a good extra virgin olive oil. But, of course, since peasants would use whatever vegetable they had available, there are many versions of this recipe depending on location and family tradition.

Rice in mushroom cream sauce

Rice in mushroom cream sauce

This is a risotto that is reminiscent of autumn, of long walks in the woods, cosy times with friends and family. Delicious with dried mushrooms, you can also make it with fresh ones, which won't need to be soaked in hot water to get rid of the 'dirt' and to revive the mushroom's flesh. Ideal for any occasion, from everyday cooking, to a dinner with friends or with your significant other, this is a risotto you really must try.

Rice in pressure cooker with walnuts

Rice in pressure cooker with walnuts

Risotto with Mascarpone and walnuts is a quick, yet incredibly delicious recipe. The sweet Mascarpone cheese balances out the light bitterness of the walnuts, creating a rich and blissful dish. On top of it, walnuts are some of the healthiest dried fruit available, with their high content of good fats, such as omega 3 and omega 6, as well as arginine, a conditionally essential amino acid, which offers multiple cardiovascular benefits.

Ricotta & spinach tortelli

Ricotta & spinach tortelli

In Italy, Tortelli is a Sunday lunch favourite, as well as a treat for special occasions. Our recipe is among the most well-known in the fresh pasta tradition. The ricotta cheese and spinach filling are quick and easy to prepare, and its delicate taste is best highlighted with a simple butter and sage dressing. And, even better, you can prepare Tortelli in advance and store in the freezer.

Ricotta, Baby Spinach & Mascarpone Ravioli with Fennel & Tomatoes

Ricotta, Baby Spinach & Mascarpone Ravioli with Fennel & Tomatoes

Ravioli is one of the tastiest and most beloved traditional dishes of the Italian culinary art. Everybody knows what ravioli are and loves eating them.. But making them from scratch might be a bit of a bridge too far for many people! Well, no worries: we are here to tell you that you can now have real Italian ravioli ready in just.. a few minutes! Try out Giovanni Rana's ready-made ravioli and dress them with the seasoning we suggest in this recipe! Buon appetito!

Ricotta, Spinach and Mascarpone Ravioli with Pancetta, Radish & Rocket

Ricotta, Spinach and Mascarpone Ravioli with Pancetta, Radish & Rocket

If you thought you knew all the possible ways to dress a ravioli dish already, then you'd better think twice: here comes a quite unusual - yet very tasty - way of preparing it! All you need is some quality diced pancetta, radishes (yes, radishes!), rocket leaves, pine nuts, a good extra virgin olive oil and a few more spices: try it out and amaze your guests!

Risotto 'alla Parmigiana'

Risotto 'alla Parmigiana'

Risotto 'alla Parmigiana' is probably the easiest and best loved risotto recipes, the father of all other risottos and the basis for most of them, since it can be modified and enriched according to your own taste with meat, mushrooms, vegetables, spices.. to create brand-new recipes. The special ingredient here is Parmigiano Reggiano, the famous hard cheese that gives creaminess, aroma and taste to the risotto.

Risotto 'alla Parmigiana' (version 2)

Risotto 'alla Parmigiana' (2)

Risotto 'alla Parmigiana' is probably the easiest and best loved risotto recipe, the father of all other risottos and the basis for most of them. There are many ways of making it: while the special ingredient here is obviously Parmigiano Reggiano, the famous hard cheese that gives creaminess, aroma and taste to the risotto, some other items can play an important role too. Try out this special version with egg yolks, for instance!

Risotto 'Cacio & pepe'

Risotto 'Cacio & pepe'

'Cacio & Pepe' traditionally refers to a Spaghetti dish typical of the Roman culinary culture: a generous pasta dish with plenty of savoury Pecorino (hard goat's) cheese and spicy ground black pepper.. but its Risotto version is equally as amazing! What may look like plain rice is actually an incredibly rich dish flavoured with lots of cheese and pepper.. Definitely a dish you must try!

Risotto al Tastasal

Risotto al Tastasal

A winter risotto recipe based on the traditional recipe from Verona.

Risotto di orto e di mare

Risotto di orto e di mare

The 'sea and garden risotto' is a traditional recipe where fish meets vegetables. It's a delicious and very much loved dish, flavourful and pretty easy to make. Ideal on special occasions such as a family get-together or a holiday, but of course it can also be enjoyed on any other day of the year.

Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese

The 'Risotto Milanese' is a typical dish of Lombardy cuisine, traditionally made with first class saffron and meat stock. The original recipe actually calls for ox marrow (from 10 g to 50 g) too, to melt with the butter, but we'll stick with a vegetarian, lighter version. Additionally, the dish can be enriched by adding mushrooms, sausage or seafood, thus creating a one pot dish. 

Risotto with borage & almond pesto

Risotto with borage & almond pesto

Borage (Borago officinalis) is a wild green that is quite widely used in Italian kitchens. It can be easily recognised (and collected!) thanks to its beautiful star shaped blue flowers and its ovate, 'hairy' leaves. The following recipe, an outstanding risotto with borage and almonds, will surprise you thanks to its delicate, yet unmistakable, taste.

Risotto with courgettes, flowers, almonds & Parma ham

Risotto with courgettes, courgette flowers, almonds & Parma ham

Risotto with courgettes is a healthy and nourishing dish for summertime. Although prepared with simple ingredients, such as courgettes, courgette flowers, Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano, it has and incredibly delicious and refined taste. Easy to cook, this recipe can be modified according to personal tastes and requirements, allowing everyone to enjoy it. Thanks to its mild aroma, it makes the ideal dish for children as well.

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