Friday, February 5, 2016

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in Gennaio 2016.

1.- Italian Christmas Recipes: Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs.

Italian Christmas Recipes: Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs.

Ingredients. 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 thumb-sized red chillies, sliced and most seeds removed 3 garlic clove, chopped 1 tsp fennel seeds Fennel seeds 10 slices fennel salami Salami, chopped 140g cherry tomatoes, halved 400g spaghetti or bucatini pasta 300g large raw prawns Prawn, shells removed For the breadcrumbs. 2 slices

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Italian recipes: Spinach & feta cannelloni.

Ingredients:

1kg frozen spinach
Spinach, defrosted
200g pack low-fat feta cheese
generous grating nutmeg
large handful olives
Bowl of olives, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp caper
Capers, rinsed
400g can chopped tomatoes
25g Parmesan
Parmesan, grated

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and E, folic acid, iron and zinc. Eat it raw in salads or add towards the end of cooking, to give the leaves just enough time to wilt and retain as much goodness as possible.

    Spinach & feta cannelloni

    Method.

    1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the lasagne sheets in a large bowl and cover with boiling water.

    2. Soak for 5 mins or prepare according to pack instructions.

    3. Meanwhile, squeeze as much water as possible from the spinach, then mix with the feta, nutmeg and some seasoning.

    4. Drain the pasta, then cut each sheet in half vertically.

    5. Spoon 4 tbsp of the filling along the centre of each half, then roll up to enclose.

    6. Place in a lightly oiled baking dish.   

    7. Mix the olives, capers and tomatoes together in a bowl, season, then spoon over the cannelloni.

    8. Sprinkle with parmesan, cover with foil, then bake for 20 mins.

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    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in December 2015.

    1.- Italian Christmas Recipes: Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs.

    Italian Christmas Recipes: Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients.     4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil     2 thumb-sized red chillies, sliced and most seeds removed     3 garlic clove, chopped     1 tsp fennel seeds Fennel seeds     10 slices fennel salami Salami, chopped     140g cherry tomatoes, halved     400g spaghetti or bucatini pasta     300g large raw prawns Prawn, shells removed For the breadcrumbs. 2 slices

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    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    Italian Christmas Recipes: Spaghetti with chilli prawns, salami & gremolata breadcrumbs.

    Ingredients.

        4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
        2 thumb-sized red chillies, sliced and most seeds removed
        3 garlic clove, chopped
        1 tsp fennel seeds Fennel seeds
        10 slices fennel salami Salami, chopped
        140g cherry tomatoes, halved
        400g spaghetti or bucatini pasta
        300g large raw prawns Prawn, shells removed

    For the breadcrumbs.

    • 2 slices crusty bread, pulsed to crumbs
    • large handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    • zest 1 lemon

    spaghetti-with-chilli-prawns

    Italian Christmas Recipes:Tiramisu ice-cream cake.

    Ingredients.
    • 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone
    • 115g caster sugar
    • 6 tbsp marsala
    • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 142ml tub double cream, lightly whipped
    • 5 tbsp fresh ground coffee
    • 85g caster sugar
    • 3 tbsp brandy

    • 200g bag Italian sponge finger, we used Savoiardi Boudoir biscuits
    To serve.
    • cocoa, for dusting
    • 142ml tub double cream, lightly whipped
    • chocolate shavings or curls

    recipe-tiramisu

    Italian Christmas Recipes: Cottage pie.

    Ingredients:
        700g floury potatoes Potato, sliced
        25g butter Butter
        50 g grated Parmesan Parmesan
        140 g pancetta Pancetta or streaky bacon, cut into strips
        2 oregano Oregano sprigs, leaves stripped, or 2 tsp dried oregano
        ½ quantity beef Beef with red wine & carrots (see 'Goes well with')

    recipe-pie

    Italian Christmas Recipes: Classic Amatriciana.

    Ingredients:

        2 kg tomatoes  - cherry, plum or ordinary - roughly chopped
        250 g smoked bacon , cut into strips, or cubetti di pancetta
        2 small red chillies
        500 g bag bucatini
        200 g pecorino, grated

    Sugo all'amatriciana  is a traditional Italian pasta sauce based on guanciale (cured pork cheek), pecorino cheese, and tomato. Originating from the town of Amatrice (in the mountainous Province of Rieti of Lazio region), the Amatriciana is one of the best known pasta sauces in Roman and Italian cuisine. The sauce has been declared as Lazio's Prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale.

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    Friday, December 4, 2015

    Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in November 2015.

    1.-Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is situated on a peninsula facing north-east with typical hilly sloping towards the sea: from the western foothills you can enjoy the show (rare in Italy) sunset on the Adriatic Sea. Muggia is a tissue in a tissue: a comma in the enclave Trieste, quotation marks already in itself. A question mark, a parenthesis on the map where the borders are woven in spider web. Muggia is the border of

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    2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

    Saturday, November 7, 2015

    Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in October 2015.

    1.-Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is situated on a peninsula facing north-east with typical hilly sloping towards the sea: from the western foothills you can enjoy the show (rare in Italy) sunset on the Adriatic Sea. Muggia is a tissue in a tissue: a comma in the enclave Trieste, quotation marks already in itself. A question mark, a parenthesis on the map where the borders are woven in spider web. Muggia is the border of

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    2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in September 2015.

    1.-Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is situated on a peninsula facing north-east with typical hilly sloping towards the sea: from the western foothills you can enjoy the show (rare in Italy) sunset on the Adriatic Sea. Muggia is a tissue in a tissue: a comma in the enclave Trieste, quotation marks already in itself. A question mark, a parenthesis on the map where the borders are woven in spider web. Muggia is the border of

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    2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Muggia is a handkerchief in a handkerchief, on the border of everything.

    Muggia is situated on a peninsula facing north-east with typical hilly sloping towards the sea: from the western foothills you can enjoy the show (rare in Italy) sunset on the Adriatic Sea. Muggia is a tissue in a tissue: a comma in the enclave Trieste, quotation marks already in itself.

    A question mark, a parenthesis on the map where the borders are woven in spider web. Muggia is the border of all, the border of sea and land border at a hundred paces from here. Border unstable and volatile and grim at the same time, dripping with history at every meter and I am not all stories that you want to remember.

    And in the heart - or maybe in the liver - Muggia, here is the port as a comma in a comma, a hiccup in the line of the coast, rebuked the walled white stone, where s'appendono flags made ​​with garbage bags. Shrouds playing in the wind, trees swaying flickering.

    muggia

    Saturday, September 12, 2015

    Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in August 2015.

    1.- The capital of Salento and its beautiful architecture may become World Heritage.

    The capital of Salento and its beautiful architecture may become World Heritage.

    Lecce is a historic city of 93,300 habitants (2013) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old. Because of the rich Baroque architectural

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    2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

    Sunday, August 9, 2015

    Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in July 2015.

    1.- Almond milk.
    Almond milk.
    Ingredienti: per 4 persone 1 lb sweet almonds, peeled 1 ¾ oz bitter almonds, peeled 3 ½ oz sugar 10 cups water Almond milk is commonly found in Sicily where it is drunk very cold in the Spring and around Easter time. It was likely to have been invented in a Sicilian monastery and then spread across the island as a drink that was refreshing and full of energy. Almonds
    2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
    Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Getting to Tuscany by train.

    The Italian railway system, run by Trenitalia, is connected with the rest of the European rail system so it is easy to reach Tuscany from locations across Europe and Italy.

    Overnight hauls give you the possibility to book a couchette (cuccetta) on most international trains. It is always advisable, and sometimes required, to book seats on international trains to and from Italy.

    The main route that passes through Tuscany is through Florence, on the Bologna-Rome line via Arezzo. Another line from Rome hugs the Tyrrhenian sea coast and passes through Grosseto, Livorno, Pisa, Viareggio and on along the coast on its way to La Spezia and Genoa (in Liguria).

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