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authentic italian recipes

These are my authentic Italian recipes, old-world recipes inherited, learned by traveling and eating around Italy, or simply researched through books, magazines, and the web. 

They are a good starting point for you to learn the secrets of traditional Italian food and the cooking methods and style only a local can teach you.

The main principles of authentic Italian recipes are: 

  • the seasonality of the ingredients – when they are at their peak in flavor and full of nutrients and cheap, as a bonus!
  • the slow cooking – which doesn’t always mean long cooking hours, but the appropriate time, the peaceful attitude, and taking time to grocery shop, handle the ingredients with love, and set the table; 
  • and sharing by gathering the ones you love around a table – a time to enjoy food, chat, sometimes fight, and smile!

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How to make pasta with mushrooms the Italian way

How to make pasta with mushrooms the Italian way

Once again, I'm here to remind you that, when it comes to authentic cooking, the Italian way is smooth and easy: making pasta with mushrooms follows the flow and calls for just a few ingredients. Gather together garlic, olive oil, fresh parsley, and chili. Then,...

The Italian authentic and original tortellini panna e prosciutto recipe

The Italian authentic and original tortellini panna e prosciutto recipe

Are you ready to make the authentic tortellini panna e prosciutto recipe? The recipe that my male friends and brothers made continuously to satisfy their endless appetites. The steps they had learned from their moms and nonnas and that they replicated as accurately as their first-experienced skills let them.

ITALIAN PUMPKIN RISOTTO RECIPE

ITALIAN PUMPKIN RISOTTO RECIPE

Pumpkin risotto is very popular here in Italy. It is a recipe from the Northern regions but cooked everywhere: it is a perfect comfort dish for Autumn and Winter dinners. Imagine savoring it after a long walk in the woods, admiring foliage. With a glass of a dry...

Italian spinach with cheese recipe

Italian spinach with cheese recipe

Italian spinach with cheese recipe: a cheesy melted side dish with mozzarella and cacioricotta - an aged ricotta cheese from Southern Italy.How many times have I seen my mom open a plastic bag and toss cubes of frozen spinaches with white dots into a skillet! It was a...