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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN LIMONCELLO RECIPE

Unlike limoncello's shop-bought equivalent which we associate with that hideously full post-Christmas dinner feeling and raiding our parents alcohol cupboard during our teenage years, proper Italian limoncello is served after a meal as it supposedly helps digest your food. In that case, we'll have another glass... In the winter we drank it among our festive…

FRENCH CARBONARA FAUX PAS

French website Démotivateur committed the 8th deadly sin when it posted a 46-second video recipe for Spaghetti alla Carbonara, a one-pot-wonder version of the famous Italian dish which literally suggested boiling a huge pile of onions, bacon and ribbon-shaped pasta together. Once cooked (to use the term lightly), it was served up and covered in…

TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ARANCINI RECIPE

Traditional recipe for Arancini with pork and pea ragù Named after the little oranges that these fried rice balls apparently resemble, Arancini became well known in Britain as a handy way to use up old risotto. But their story is much bigger than being just a leftover. Hailing from Sicily, a land that appears much…

RISOTTO ALLA MILANESE RECIPE

This traditional Risotto alla Milanese recipe is a rich, creamy dish which gets its vivid colour and flavour from saffron, a famous spice of the Italian city. Bring the streets of Milan into your kitchen, with this simple, English version of Risotto alla Milanese. Usually served with "luganega" sausages (a long, mild, uncured sausage), also…

#pancakeday recipe – Boozy blueberry compote with ricotta

Seeing as its #pancakeday we decided to take an Italian take on the famous sweet crepe. The Italian equivalent of crepes are called crespelles, and were once considered a poor mans food. However, in 1895, the Maitre at Montecarlo's Café de Paris, Henri Carpentier made them at the table for the then Prince of Wales,…

Italian Pesto Sauce recipe – Green or Red

Italian Pesto Sauce If you're feeling lazy but are in the mood for an authentic Italian meal, why not try this recipe for an easy Pasto Sauce from fix.com. You can save time blending all the ingredients instead of  'pestare' -literally crush them-. All you need is basil, parmesan -parmigiana- cheese, extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts,…

Authentic Italian marinara sauce recipe

If you're feeling lazy but are in the mood for an authentic Italian meal, why not try this recipe for marinara sauce from fix.com. Have you made it? What do you think about this recipe?

Bombardino, Calimero and Advocaat – Newsbite Christmas cocktail mini-series

Christmas cocktail recipe #3 Bombardino The Bombardino is a hot and alcoholic toddy enjoyed in alpine northern Italian regions. The Bombardino cocktail is sure to add to the festive spirit and will definitely warm you up after a hard day’s skiing or traipsing round the Christmas markets. It’s an advocaat (egg nog) based cocktail which in…

Campari Cocktail – Newsbite Christmas cocktail mini-series

Christmas cocktail recipe #3 Festive Campari Cocktail Punch Campari is a popular alcoholic aperitif in Italy and beyond. It's made from an infusion of herbs and fruit and is dark red in colour. The most common way of drinking it is with soda. But here are a handful of other ways you can enjoy a…

3 new ways to eat Panettone

Panettone, which means "big bread" in Italian, is Italy’s traditional holiday cake, a delicious dome-shaped dessert that lies somewhere between a cake and a loaf of sweet bread, and dates back more than 500 years. Panettone was first made in Milan but now is eaten all over Italy to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.

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