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Saffron-braised chicken with peas, almonds and garlic

Fresh or frozen, peas bring a refreshing lightness to any dish and are therefore often used to lift the spirits of what might otherwise be overly-hearty winter warmers… Saffron-braised chicken with peas, almonds and garlic Serves 4 – Preparation 15 minutes – Cooking 45 minutes Ingredients 4 free-range chicken legs,  cut in half 3 tbsp olive oil 4 shallots, […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Watercress Linguine

We take on watercress this week and this recipe is fresh and delicious! Serves 4 – Preparation 10 minutes – Cooking 30 minutes Roasted vegetable and watercress linguine OR Linguine alle verdure arrostite e crescione d’acqua Ingredients 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 100g chestnut mushrooms, […]

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Green Beans With Mustard Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

When I was growing up, we were a meat and potato family, and along with these two dinner staples, my Mother would add a vegetable side dish, often canned or frozen. Our usual vegetable options were peas, beans, carrots, or corn, and they were b… Continue reading

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High security prison joins forces with Italian aristocrats in olive oil project

Top quality olive oil produced for the first time from trees within the grounds of a high-security prison Continue reading

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‘Operation Mamma Mia’ uncovers multi-million pound fraud in Italy’s olive oil sector

Cheaper oil from Spain and Greece passed off as Italian extra-virgin by producers in Puglia, Umbria and Campania Continue reading

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An Italian Christmas

An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate each year, Christmas is my favorite one, and I love to decorate my house from top to bottom, spoil my family with gifts, and bake up […] Continue reading

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Italian companies investigated for passing off ordinary olive oil as extra-virgin

The investigation, the latest scandal to hit Italy’s lucrative food and drink sector, involves seven well-known producers Continue reading

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Italian Wine And Food – The Emilia-Romagna Region

It didn’t really accompany the food, a breaded chicken cutlet in sweet and sour sauce with potatoes cooked in chicken fat. As the wine aged a bit, (it takes a long time to finish a liter if you don’t care to drink very much at a time) it got better instead of worse. Continue reading

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Italian Cuisine: More Than Pasta

There is much more than red sauce and starch on the agenda for most Italian regional cuisines, and with all of the various regions and cultures in the boot on the ocean, Italian regional cuisines have as much range as your average New York City block. Continue reading

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I Love Touring Italy

Italy is the world’s top vacation destination. It has something for everyone; its attractions include secular and religious sites spanning centuries, isolated villages and dynamic cities, beaches, ski resorts, and world-class fashion. And, let’s not forget its outstanding cuisine, and its unique wines. Continue reading

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I Love Italian Wine And Food – The Sardinia Region

Cannonau wine may qualify as the mother of all European wines. It is made from the Grenache grape, which originated in Spain. The producer, Sella and Mosca, has the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy. Over 6 million bottles are year are produced on an estate of more than 1500 acres. Continue reading

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