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Chestnuts and Truffles · 9M ago

Frittata di maccheroni: fried pasta cake (recipe)

  The more I learn about southern Italian cuisine the bigger the differences I see between that and northern cuisine. And, to be honest, nothing surprises me. I was recently taught this reci...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 11M ago

Buone vacanze!

  August in Italy is vacation season. At the moment, the news reports are full of exactly how many Italians have taken to the road, trains, or planes to spend their annual vacation in or out...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 12M ago

Melanzane di Mauro: recipe

                                              Aubergine, eggplant, melanzane: they sound good in any language and, in my opinion, taste even better. These have been my favourite vegetables s...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 12M ago

Gelato malaga: recipe

    In Italy, even the flavours of gelato are custom to the whims of fashion. There are a couple of flavours, very common when I was a child in the 1980s, which you very rarely find nowadays...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 1Y ago

Carpaccio di zucchine: a vegan no-cook recipe

  Until the 1960s, Carpaccio was a Venetian painter whose renaissance canvases are valued as a record of what the city looked like during his lifetime. Today, historians pore over his works ...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 1Y ago

Quick guide to Italian ingredients: friggitelli and San Daniele

    Summer is well and truly cooking in Italy, with temperatures temperatures of 28-38°C roasting the Italian people and anyone else brave enough to enter the Mediterranean kitchen. Now is t...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 1Y ago

Salsa tartufata: truffle sauce (recipe)

  It’s black summer truffle season here in the Tuscan Valtiberina and these alternative fruits of the forest are everywhere. Less pungent than in some other areas of Italy they are often ser...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 1Y ago

Nuts about pasta!: Sugo di Noci (recipe)

    Simple, tasty, vegetarian, and good for you, this recipe is a traditional one here in the Tuscan province of Arezzo. It can also be made easily in under twenty minutes. What are you wait...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 1Y ago

The Other Face of Florence: Review

  Last week I was invited by Eating Italy Food Tours to take part in their new guided tour, The Other Side of Florence. The tour covers two quarters of the Oltrarno area, San Frediano and Sa...
Chestnuts and Truffles · 1Y ago

Pazientina: luxury chocolate cake from Padua (recipe)

    As I said in the last post, the name of this cake, Pazientina or ‘little patience’ possibly derives from the fact that it takes a little while to make. So, as it was my mother’s birthday...