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Italian Almond Cookies

HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN ALMOND COOKIES Almond cookies are traditional to the Southern region of Sicily and they are often decorated beautifully and served on platters for special occasions. This particular recipe is rich with history, dating back more than 80 years and was brought to Australia by Italian immigrant and renowned pastry-chef, Giorgio – …

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pickled green tomatoes recipe

Pickled Green Tomatoes recipe

HOW TO MAKE PICKLED GREEN TOMATOES Pickled green tomatoes are a tangy, crunchy antipasto that my Nonna adores making. I grew up watching her pickle all sorts of vegetables, but green tomatoes are one of my favorites. I’m thrilled to share her original recipe with you which is simple, quick and made up of a …

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Italian-style tender octopus

Polpo alla Luciana recipe

How To Make Polpo alla Luciana: Italian-Style Tender Octupus This iconic Neapolitan dish made with tender octopus is a simple stew to make but with the most remarkable flavours. Prepared using peeled tomatoes, garlic, olives, capers and fresh parsley it is truly a symbol of the Mediterranean and an ode to fishermen who would cook …

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How to make Basil and Pistachio Pesto

Basil and Pistachio Pesto

BASIL AND PISTACHIO PESTO Are you looking for a pesto recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy? Well, look no further! This basil and pistachio pesto recipe is anything but traditional, and it’s my absolute favorite. The secret to this pesto’s unique flavor is the addition of two key ingredients: pistachio nuts …

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Italian Grilled Zucchini

Italian Grilled Zucchini

ITALIAN GRILLED ZUCCHINI What says summer in Italy like the taste of fresh produce grilled on the barbecue? In this recipe, we take the humble zucchini and give it sensational flavors. Fresh mint, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, the crunch of almonds—this dish has everything you want from a refreshing antipasto or side dish. Watch the …

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How to make fresh Mozzarella

Homemade Fresh Mozzarella

HOW TO MAKE MOZZARELLA AT HOME Mozzarella is considered one of the most popular cheeses in the world, and for good reason. This rich, fluffy cheese is commonly found in beloved dishes like pizza, pasta, and even fresh salads, which makes it extremely versatile for all types of cooking. Mozzarella retains its deliciously milky flavor, …

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Pecorino Cheese Vincenzo's Plate

Homemade Pecorino Cheese

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PECORINO CHEESE One of the most popular cheeses in all of Italy (and my favourite) is Pecorino and it is made all over Abruzzo. This cheese is made from sheep’s milk and is creamy, crumbly, and tastes amazing. It’s perfect for pasta, on top of pizzas or salads, and even in …

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How to make Ricotta Cheese like a Cheesemaker

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese Homemade Ricotta – the recipe you have all been requesting! Freshly made soft, luscious ricotta to spread on fresh bread, mix with fruit or add to your next Italian dish. In this video, you will be introduced to an incredibly passionate Italian cheesemaker who will change your life and …

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Creamy Saffron Risotto

Saffron Risotto

SAFFRON RISOTTO Saffron Risotto (better known as Risotto Milanese) is a classic Italian dish born in Milano. The main ingredient is, you guessed it —precious saffron!   This authentic Saffron Risotto incorporates all the ingredients that make this dish great: carnaroli rice, creamy butter, white wine, and of course, the star of the show: saffron. …

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mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto

My mushroom risotto recipe is a no-fail way to master the creamiest risotto you will ever taste – minus the cream of course! Using wild porcini mushrooms, fresh parsley and a sprinkle of parmigiano cheese you barley need any ingredients to recreate this Northern Italian dish in your own kitchen…and wait until you taste it! Trust me, it’s not hard and once you realise that you’ll never order it out again! Try it with your own favourite ingredients and let me know what you choose…

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