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  • An Italian Christmas, my homemade tortellini

    An Italian Christmas, my homemade tortellini

    It's not a secret that I love Christmas and I love to host in my home the family's Christmas lunch. Each year when the calendar turns to the first december's days I start decoranting my house, baking cookies for friends and thinking to the Christmas menù. In my childhood memories on Christmas lunch there was always pasta. Pasta with meat sauce or, more often, pasta "al forno", that is baked pasta with red sauce, cheese, meat, ham, peas and any other ingredient you immagination can suggest you.I'm not a big fan of baked pasta, so some years ago I decided…

    An Italian Christmas, my homemade tortellini

    It's not a secret that I love Christmas and I love to host in my home the family's Christmas lunch. Each year when the calendar turns to the first december's days I start decoranting my house, baking cookies for friends and thinking to the Christmas menù. In my childhood memories on Christmas lunch there was always pasta. Pasta with meat sauce or, more often, pasta "al forno", that is baked pasta with red sauce, cheese, meat, ham, peas and any other ingredient you immagination can suggest you.I'm not a big fan of baked pasta, so some years ago I decided…

  • Quick and easy pasta recipe: lemon tagliolini

    Quick and easy pasta recipe: lemon tagliolini

    Easy to make and so quick, believe me, this recipe is perfect for a midweek dinner. If you have more time and a pasta machine, try to make the fresh tagliolini by yourself and this simple and poor dish will be a perfect solution for a family Sunday lunch.

    Quick and easy pasta recipe: lemon tagliolini

    Easy to make and so quick, believe me, this recipe is perfect for a midweek dinner. If you have more time and a pasta machine, try to make the fresh tagliolini by yourself and this simple and poor dish will be a perfect solution for a family Sunday lunch.

  • Sicilian gnocchi

    Sicilian gnocchi

    In Italy you can find gnocchi made with ricotta cheese and flour (without potatoes), gnocchi with roasted pumkin or beetroots instead of potatoes, with chestnuts flour instead of regular flour. When I start talking about gnocchi, during my cooking classes, I realize that people usually knows just the potatoes dumplings. It's normal, they are a symbol of the Italian gastronomy and easy to found in many grocery stores. I love the homemade potatoes dumplings, they are so different from the industrial ones of course! So soft and delicate... they melt in your mouth.

    Sicilian gnocchi

    In Italy you can find gnocchi made with ricotta cheese and flour (without potatoes), gnocchi with roasted pumkin or beetroots instead of potatoes, with chestnuts flour instead of regular flour. When I start talking about gnocchi, during my cooking classes, I realize that people usually knows just the potatoes dumplings. It's normal, they are a symbol of the Italian gastronomy and easy to found in many grocery stores. I love the homemade potatoes dumplings, they are so different from the industrial ones of course! So soft and delicate... they melt in your mouth.