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Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, especially between the north and the south of the Italian peninsula
Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, especially between the north and the south. It offers an abundance of taste, and is one of the most popular and copied in the world. It influenced several cuisines around the world, chiefly that of the United States. Italian cuisine is generally characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.
Potatoes add softness to the dough and they are not unusual in the Italian baking product at all, especially in the South of Italy.
10-12 focaccine, Preparation 25 minutes + 2 hours and half of leavening, Cooking time 25-30 minutes
150g of yellow or white mealy potatoes
400g of Italian flour...
The small municipality of Vagna, in the D’Ossola valley in Piedmont region, celebrates Christmas on the second Sunday of July.
This odd decision was taken in the XVII century to allow families to celebrate Christmas all together. The fathers and the oldest children, then shepherds and...
Recipe from Autentico, page 174, by Rolando Beramendi
My efforts to make more tasty Italian foods that don't have to lay on the less useful of the carbs. This one is also vegetarian, and can work as a side or a main as desired. If as a side, I'd do it with a light main. As a main, I'd do it...
Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 1 hour
Cavatelli or Ditalini: 150 g
Canned chickpeas: 100 g
Bacon or lard or pork rind: 50 g
Garlic cloves: 2
Chili peppers: 1
Bay leaves: 1
Rosemary: about 1 sprig
Tomato sauce: 3 tbsp
Water: as needed
Extra virgin olive oil: to...
Fills a 25×40 cm baking tray | Preparation time: 30 mins + 1 h to rise | Cooking time: 30 mins
Plain flour: 300 g
Brewer’s yeast: 21 g
Salt: 15 g
Water: 250 ml
White onions: 4
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): to taste
Salt and pepper: to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C.
Make sure the...
Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins
Paccheri: 180 g
Burrata: 200 g
Shrimps: 100 g
White wine, dry: about 50 ml
Garlic: 1 clove
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tbsp
Saffron: 1 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean the shrimps: first remove the head, than the legs, then...
Makes about 15 biscuits | Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time 25-30 mins
Plain flour: 500 g
Sugar: 180 g
Red wine: 125 ml
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 125 ml
Baking soda: ½ tsp
A pinch of salt
Pre-heat the oven at 250°C.
Sift the flour and set it aside.
Mix the oil with the...
My father’s family is from Apulia, a region in the South of Italy, and so following the Apulian tradition Christmas time was always celebrated with the preparation of these scrummy and versatile fritters with a are these savoury ones with anchovies