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Almond spaghetti

Almond spaghetti

There is a well-known, super easy pasta recipe Italians love to eat. It’s almost the symbol of 'Italian fast food' and it's called 'pasta aglio, olio e peperoncino', that is pasta with garlic, oil, and hot chillies. Here we suggest a recipe variation: by adding lemon juice, lemon zest, toasted broken almonds and parsley you still manage to make it a quick and easy dish while giving it a different, more summery twist

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

This is a hearty, delicious dish, ideal for when asparagus is in season - more or less from March to June. Part of the Asparagaceae family, asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia and has been considered a delicacy since ancient times. Enjoy its mild, aromatic taste in this delicate, smooth risotto!

Bittersweet chocolate panini

Bittersweet chocolate panini

Panettone is the famous brioche-like Italian cake, a treat that was created more than 500 years ago at the Sforza's court in Milan. This superlatively moist and delicious specialty is great eaten just as it is, but it also makes a wonderful basis for many other dishes. For instance, you can try these Panini in the morning for breakfast or during a mid-afternoon break.

Caprese with basil & Ponti Gastronomic Glaze

Caprese with basil & Ponti Gastronomic Glaze

This salad is probably one of the most famous and popular Italian dishes, with its ingredients - tomatoes, mozzarella and basil - creating the Italian flag on your plate! The recipe originates from the Campania region - with the Isle of Capri being one of its best loved locations - but it's enjoyed everywhere.

Carpaccio trio

Carpaccio trio

This is a simple, yummy way of preparing a light main course or a delicate appetiser with fish. Carpaccio is a way of 'cooking' fish or meat without having to use any heat source. The combination of the carpaccio with the creamy fresh goat cheese provide a delicious, rounded flavour. Best enjoyed on a crouton, on a slice of homemade bread or together with some crudités.

Cheese and panforte

Cheese and panforte

Many people believe that you must round off a delicious meal with a piece of cheese. If you agree, we would like to suggest an unusual but delicious pairing: try enjoying your favourite cheese with a slice of Panforte, preferably the soft kind: the sweet and savoury flavours will blend in a surprising liaison - a coming together with a gourmet's touch! Add a little sip of Moscato or Passito.. and the magic is quickly created!

Cheese cream with anchovies

Cheese cream with anchovies

If you are into spreadable cheeses, then this is a recipe you absolutely must try out! Thanks to the addition of the anchovy paste, the sweetness of the robiola is balanced out and the result is a delicious, tempting cheese cream that you can eat at any time of the day.

Chicken & Rosemary Ravioli Salad

Chicken & Rosemary Ravioli Salad

This is the ideal dish for when you are in a hurry but yet don't want to sacrifice taste: the delicious Giovanni Rana ravioli, with their chicken and rosemary filling, are dressed with roasted red bell peppers, zucchini, Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano, creating a plate that fully represents 'Italianity'. Delight your taste buds and try out this outstanding recipe!

Croutons with catalonia, provolone & anchovies

Croutons with Catalonia, Provolone & anchovies

Ever thought about putting greens, anchovies and crusty bread together? Trust us, it tastes great! The special kind of chicory we decided to use, Catalonian chicory, is rich in phosphorous, calcium and vitamin A and is known for supporting the digestive and diuretic functions.

Dried fruit and apple cous cous

Dried fruit and apple couscous

Some might think couscous is a cereal, but in actual fact it is a traditional Berber product made from semolina, granules of durum wheat. This very versatile ingredient, a staple food in the regions of North Africa, can be cooked and served with vegetables or stews (meat or fish), but it also can be used to prepare delightful 'salads' or desserts, like the one we are presenting here. Enjoy this nutty fruity couscous salad!

Filo pastries with charcuterie

Filo pastries with charcuterie

This assortment of cocktail snacks makes an interesting and delicious way of using up all your charcuterie meats. Enclosed in thin, flaky pastry, this finger-food is ideal as a starter to almost any meal, but especially as an accompaniment to any alcoholic or alcohol-free cocktail. Thanks to the sesame and poppy seed topping they look even more appetising!

Friggitelli with buffalo-milk mozzarella & anchovies

Friggitelli with buffalo-milk mozzarella & anchovies

If you have to prepare a nice aperitif or an appetiser buffet for your guests, and are wondering what you can do to make it special, then have a look at this recipe! Easy to handle without getting your hands greasy, these kebabs offer a wide variety of well-balanced flavours.

Gorgonzola and Crunchy Mellow Walnut Ravioli with Pears & Figs

Gorgonzola & Crunchy Mellow Walnut Ravioli with Pears and Figs

Having little time to cook doesn't mean you are obliged to make do with a sandwich or a not so tasty dish: with Giovanni Rana ready-made ravioli you can prepare a delicious meal in just a few minutes! The recipe we are suggesting here offers you a gourmet experience: the savoury gorgonzola cheese of the ravioli filling meets the sweet taste of the pear and figs sauce, creating a combination of well-balanced flavours.

Aubergine rolls stuffed with tuna & rocket

Grilled aubergine rolls stuffed with tuna & rocket

When the temperature rises and you don't feel much like cooking, it means salad time has come! But in case you feel like a change, here comes a suggestion for a yummy, yet light, alternative to the regular leaves filled bowl! These aubergine rolls are stuffed with delicious tuna fish, fresh juicy cherry tomatoes and spicy rocket.. just add a few drops of a high quality extra virgin olive oil, a nice slice of homemade bread and the magic is created!

Grilled champignons with anchovies & laurel

Grilled champignons with anchovies & laurel

If you are looking for a tasty dish to add to your aperitif buffet, we have just what you need! Try combining the delicate taste of Ponti grilled champignon mushrooms with savoury baked anchovies and the crunchiness of the bread crumbs: what you will get is a tempting treat that will taste just amazing on bread, croutons or focaccia!

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