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Risotto with Butternut Squash and Sage / Risotto alla Zucca e Salvia

  • Posted on January 21, 2018

Risotto with Butternut Squash and Sage / Risotto alla Zucca e Salvia

A delicate risotto ideal for the fall season, when squash is abundant.

This recipe has a few variations you can try, for instance, you could blend a part of the squash to get a extra creamy risotto. Also, you could use some cheese stronger than parmisan, like fontina, to complement the sweetness of the squash.

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Cornetti alla Nutella

  • Posted on December 22, 2017

Cornetti alla Nutella

Cornetto, paired with cappuccino, is probably the most common breakfast food in Italy. When I walk into a coffee bar in Italy on an early morning, the two most prominent scents are coffee and freshly baked cornetti. Although they look similar to french croissants, Cornetto is made more like a brioche bread or sponge cake, with less butter and more bready rather than flaky like croissants. That spongy consistency makes it ideal for dipping in your cappuccino.

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Crostata di Nutella - Nutella Pie

  • Posted on December 20, 2017

Crostata di Nutella - Nutella Pie

A yummy and easy to make dessert with Nutella, the iconic chocolate hazelnut spread. Great for kids, or with tea and coffee, or as a post-dinner dessert.

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Anatomy of an Italian meal

  • Posted on September 25, 2016

Anatomy of an Italian meal

If you've been to Italy, unless you've been to a touristy spot, the menus look a little different, since they reflect the way an everyday Italian meal is structured. When eating at home, the meal is simpler than when you may be eating at a restaurant or a formal event like a wedding banquet.

Let's start from the home meal, then move to more formal ones.

First of all, there are a few things that will be present on the table when you sit down:

  • bread
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil an...

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3 Common Misconceptions about Italian Food

  • Posted on August 15, 2016

3 Common Misconceptions about Italian Food

I've been living in the USA for more than 15 years and I think there are a few misconceptions that I'd like to clear. Some of them are pretty obvious but

  1. Italian food is different from Italian American food

    Of course, immigrants in the early 20th century adapted their recipes to the ingredients that were available there and then. For us today it's easy to find for instance Parmigiano Reggiano, but I can only imagine how it could have been hard back then. For instance, Italian A...

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  • Anatomy of an Italian meal

    September 25, 2016

    If you've been to Italy, unless you've been to a touristy spot, the menus look a little different, since they reflect the way an everyday Italian meal is structured. When eating at home, the meal is ... ...

  • 3 Common Misconceptions about Italian Food

    August 15, 2016

    I've been living in the USA for more than 15 years and I think there are a few misconceptions that I'd like to clear. Some of them are pretty obvious but 1. *Italian food is different from Italia... ...

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