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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

Cheese and Herbs Starters

Cheese and Herbs Starters

If you are thinking about a light, savoury appetiser, then this is just the right recipe for you! Although mainly made of milk, goat's cheese and Parmigiano Reggiano are known for being easily digestible. Combined with the hazelnuts and fresh herbs, these cheese starters will brighten up your meal and satisfy your taste buds!

Fig pork chop

Fig pork chop

The practice of cooking pork with fruit has always been common place; in fact it is not a secret that already during the Middle Ages it was very common to cook it with plums, apples or chestnuts. In this recipe, the strong taste of the pork chops, combined with the sweetness of the figs, provide for a harmonious combination that will surely satisfy your taste buds and amaze your guests. 

Grilled aubergines & Provolizie rolls

Grilled aubergines & Provolizie rolls

The grilled aubergine rolls are a typical vegetarian main course of Mediterranean cuisine, but can also be served as a side dish or as an appetiser. It is a very versatile recipe and can be modified according to the cook's personal taste. The aubergine belongs to the nightshade family and has many beneficial properties: it helps combat water retention, facilitates digestion, improves liver function and reduces blood pressure.  

Macaroni and chickpeas

Macaroni and chickpeas

Pasta with chickpeas is a very filling starter or one pot dish, mainly made of chickpeas, vegetables and pasta. This dish is of peasant origin and is particularly suitable in winter, when its warmth can be fully appreciated (this, though, doesn't stop you from enjoying it during spring, summer or autumn!). The recipe can be altered according to personal tastes to create different versions of the same dish.

 
Mediterranean tuna & red onion pizza

Mediterranean tuna & red onion pizza

Pizza is by far the most famous Italian dish; ask anyone what they first think of when they hear the word 'Italian food', and their automatic response will be: pizza. There are many ways of making pizza, according to where you are, it can be thick or very thin, lightly seasoned or covered with toppings - you choose! In this recipe we suggest a delicious combination, which is tuna fish with onion. We promise, you won't be disappointed! 

 
Mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto is a classic dish, especially in autumn when the key ingredients are in season. It is characterised by a tasty and aromatic flavour, particularly if made with the king of mushrooms: the porcini mushroom. Its flesh doesn't turn black after having been cut and keeps its scent even after cooking. Moreover, mushrooms are not only delicious ingredients, but also valuable allies for good health.

 
Orange ricotta Panettone 'shortcake'

Orange ricotta Panettone 'shortcake'

Sometimes we want to impress our guests and offer them a nice dessert, but we either run out of time, or it's just too hot to have the oven on! What to do? With this cake you have one more alternative to the readymade cakes and ice creams! Your job? To choose fresh, high quality, ingredients! This delicious recipe calls for small fruits, ricotta cheese and, obviously, Panettone.

 
Panzanella

Panzanella

The Panzanella is a typical dish from central Italy, very famous in Tuscany, Marche and Lazio. The original recipe calls for stale bread, red onion, basil, olive oil, vinegar and salt, but over time some more ingredients, such as fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, have made it onto the list of the church's recipe components. A very fresh dish, ideal in summer, when the ingredients are in season.

 
Polenta & honey cakes with dried figs

Polenta & honey cakes with dried figs

Here comes an unconventional, delicious yet light dessert for all of you sweet-lovers out there! Discover these little cakes, savour the sweet and moist note of honey combined with that singular fig taste and polenta texture: a real delight! Free of artificial sweeteners, this 100% natural dessert is a healthy and light option for all those who believe that 'we are what we eat'. Enjoy!

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.

Risotto with saffron and courgettes

Risotto with saffron and courgettes

If you like delicate but distinct tastes, this recipe will amaze you and your guests: this risotto in fact combines the strong flavour of the sausage with the delicacy of the courgettes, while crowning both with saffron threads. The Arborio risotto rice allows a perfect fusion of all the ingredients, creating a creamy, delicious dish. Thanks to the richness of its colours, it will make your table look divine too! 

 
Tuna with Salsa Verde

Sicilian Style Tuna with Salsa Verde

In this recipe, the sea and the mountains meet to bring forth new tastes: in fact, our suggested tuna steak dish is dressed with a tipical 'mountain sauce', salsa verde. Its origins are to be found in the north of Italy, and in particular in Piedmont, where it is called 'bagnet vert'. Traditionally served with boiled meat, this sauce has become popular and it now compliments many other dishes such as appetizers, vegetables or, like in this recipe, fish. 

 
Spaghetti with courgettes, ham & Parmigiano Reggiano

Spaghetti with courgettes, Parma ham & Parmigiano Reggiano

Here comes a really tasty recipe for a spring or summer day: this colourful dish is great if made with tender, baby courgettes, that are easier to find at that time of the year. The mild flavour of the courgettes is combined with the stronger tastes of Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham (a typical Italian raw ham), creating a harmonious and balanced dish. Enjoy!

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with tomato sauce is probably the most typical Italian dish, as well as one of the simplest. Just a few basic ingredients, but an absolute delight for your taste buds! Still there are a few things you may want to note down, in order to achieve the best possible result. Firstly, this is a perfect dish for spring and summer. Secondly, make sure you get good quality extra virgin olive oil. Finally, choose a pasta that stays al dente.

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