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  • Tasty beetroot salad in romesco sauce
    on Oct 26, 2010 in Contorni beetroot antipasti
    Barbabietole rosse con salsa di noci For some reason south Italian supermarkets only sell precooked, shrink wrapped beetroots, which places the vegetable in a rather exotic light. Still raw or almost raw beets taste great in a salad, like this one wi...
  • Delicious chocolate layer ice-cream cake
    on Oct 24, 2010 in dolce almond dessert
    Semifreddo Don’t think I have ever had homemade semifreddo in Italy, so I have no idea about the authenticity of this recipe, which is supposed to originate in Emilia-Romagna. I make it for special occasions, and it is always very popular, very del...
  • Oven-dried figs
    on Oct 20, 2010 in fruit fig dolce dessert
    Fichi secchi al forno In our modest Italian garden we have at least six fig trees carrying loads of fruit several times a year, and although it may sound conceited you do eventually tire of fig marmalade, fig chutney, fig sauce, poached figs, caramel...
  • Chickpea and vegetable soup
    on Oct 18, 2010 in Primi piatti carrot fennel soup celery
    Minestre con ceci e verdure The standard question whenever you meet an Italian housewife is ‘What are you making for dinner today?” They seek inspiration and want to share thoughts and ideas, and sometimes the implications are mildly surprising.
  • Tortellini with Jerusalem artichokes and zucchini salsaRavioli con topinambur e salsa di zucchine In recent years the Nordic kitchen has won great international acclaim, and the best Danish chefs experiment wildly with sow’s ear snacks, pine needle salad and tasty dirt powder. Less eccentric chefs fu...
  • Polenta and appel cake
    on Sep 28, 2010 in appel dolci cake dessert polenta
    Bustrengo The breakfast buffet at Hotel Americana in Trento contains a really nice cake made from polenta and apples, but I have failed to get hold of the recipe. Instead I have tried Jamie Oliver’s bustrengo and modified the ingredients a bit, as...
  • Potato dumplings with tomato and mozzarella
    on Sep 23, 2010 in Primi piatti gnocchi mozzarella tomato
    Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Those of us who just can’t get enough of the classic tomato, mozzarella and basil combination found in insalata caprese and pizza margherita really love this dish of boiled gnocchi covered in a tomato sauce with floating isl...
  • Eggplant rollups
    on Sep 16, 2010 in eggplant antipasti ricotta
    Involtini di melanzana Grilled eggplant slices with savoury ricotta filling makes perfect fingerfood and a welcome addition to a buffet of mixed antipasti with a selection of sausages, cured hams and other salted and pickled vegetables. The appetizin...
  • Lamb with honey and apricot sauce
    on Sep 10, 2010 in apricot lamb Secondi lentils
    Agnello con salsa al miele e albicocche Normally you wouldn't expect to find curry in Italia cooking, but some chefs like to play around with the ingredients like Isidoro Consolini. He is allegedly the brains behind this composition that mix Asian, A...
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