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Viewpoint: Markets in Pomposa

A solitary market stall in Pomposa, near Ferrara, selling pumpkins of all shapes and sizes in late October of last year. It doesn’t get more Italian – and yet, of course, it’s not Italian at all… Like maize – another crop that is grown very extensively here in the Po Valley – and tomatoes – […]

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Spaghetti with prawns, watercress and pesto

Peppery, refreshing and full of goodness, watercress has been farmed since prehistoric times. Its season is now, though under the right conditions it will grow nearly all year round… Spaghetti with prawns and watercress and pumpkin seed pesto OR Spaghetti con gamberi al pesto di semi di zucca e crescione d’acqua Serves 2 (with leftover pesto) […]

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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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Saint’s treasure sparks battle between Naples and Church

Italian protesters try to stop Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint thought to be worth more than crown jewels Continue reading

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Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

I am a huge fan of baked pasta. I love taking a hot, bubbly, golden brown casserole of pasta straight from the oven, but my husband doesn’t agree. My husband is a pasta “al dente” fan, and in fact we argue constantly whether our pasta is cooked too much or is just right. I like […] Continue reading

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Italy plans tourist quota for ‘saturated’ Cinque Terre coastline

The national park authorities are considering an app which would show visitors which villages were too crowded – with a “traffic light” system indicating red for packed, yellow for busy and green for relatively empty Continue reading

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Italian carnival-goers do battle with oranges by having a huge fruit fight

Watch as hundreds of revellers take part in a fruit fight, where tonnes of oranges are thrown at organised teams Continue reading

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Vatican in row with residents over cobbled streets

Row has broken out between the Vatican and residents living in the city-state over the centuries-old cobbles that line the streets and which the Holy See wants to cover with asphalt Continue reading

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Art installation in Italy ended up in the bin by cleaners who thought it was rubbish

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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 English Dictionary

Italian Translation Into English Of The Seasons I have a great love for all things Italian. I work in a translation agency dealing with Italian English language combination projects, I am getting fat on Italian food and I am even … Continue reading

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