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Sicilian beef rolls involtini di carne alla sicilianan

26

Nov2018
This simple dish demonstrates the deep interconnection of Italy with the Middle East and the Arab world. In all Italy, mainly along the coasts, we have the introduction of pine nuts and raisins in many dishes; see for example the Liguria cuisine, or Venice one, as a demonstration that along ... Read More
26/11/2018Carlotta Conti
gnocchi di patate potato gnocchi

19

Jul2017
Potato gnocchi recipe is relatively recent in the Italian tradition, compared to the other ones. Gnocchi is spread in all regions of Italy, and with all possible ingredients, depending on where it comes from: flour, corn, semolina, bread, chestnut flour, ricotta, or vegetables – from squash to spinach to classic potato. The potato was ... Read More
19/07/2017Carlotta Conti
Strawberry panna cotta

13

May2017
Strawberry season reaches its peak in May, offering the sweetest and most delicious flavour. This panna cotta intensifies their freshness creating a symphony of tastes in which the light sourness of lemon balances perfectly the sweetness of whipped cream. I noticed, reading American recipe books, that panna cotta includes also the ... Read More
13/05/2017Carlotta Conti
Gnudi in the garden

18

Apr2017
Gnudi is a typical Tuscan dish, simple and tasty, where the filling is served in the form of gnocchi but without the pasta wrap. The name comes from 'gnudo' meaning naked one, in the Tuscan vernacular. The dish comes from the southern Tuscan region of Maremma, one of Italy's areas for sheep.   In ... Read More
18/04/2017Carlotta Conti
Carnevale fritters – Ready for icing sugar

24

Feb2017
These are typical fritters made for Carnevale. They are extremely simple and very popular all over Italy. Of course, each region has its own slight variations in the name and ingredients. In most recipes, there is the possible addition of liquor (grappa, Sambuca) and butter, but I prefer my grandmother’s recipe. Replacing ... Read More
24/02/2017Carlotta Conti