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Decoding Pasta Sauces

Decoding Pasta Sauces from the Supermarket

Decoding Pasta Sauces from the Supermarket: Your Ultimate Pasta Sauce Buying Guide Let’s embark on a flavorful journey through the world of pasta sauces! Today I’m decoding the most popular pasta sauces that you can get from the supermarket. Which ones are good and which are bad – no sugar coating here. I’m not holding …

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10 things not to do in italy

10 Things Not To Do in Italy

10 Things NOT TO DO in Italy When It Comes To Food! Italy is the land of culinary marvels, where each dish tells a story and every bite sings with tradition. Yet, beyond the Italian borders, the charm of Italian cuisine can sometimes get lost. This list? It’s your guide to enjoying Italian food at …

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Vincenzo's Plate top 5 pastas

Top 5 Italian Pasta Recipes

Exploring My Top 5 Italian Pasta Dishes If there’s one thing that defines my culinary journey, it’s for sure the love affair with pasta. Its versatility and comforting appeal, have made it a constant in my kitchen—and heart. Moreover, pasta, for me, isn’t just a meal; it’s a celebration of flavors and memories. However, attempting …

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Italian Winter Lunch Menu

Italian Winter Menu

ITALIAN WINTER MENU by Vincenzo’s Plate The warmth of tradition and the comfort of seasonal ingredients come together to create a culinary experience like no other with this Italian Winter Menu. This Italian Winter Menu captures the essence of the season with its hearty, flavorful, and comforting dishes. It’s a celebration of Italy’s rich culinary …

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How to buy olive oil

How to buy extra virgin olive oil

How to Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil Step into the aromatic world of extra virgin olive oil, where the golden elixir tantalizes taste buds and enhances culinary creations. In this blog, we embark on a journey to unravel the secrets of selecting the perfect bottle of liquid gold. From the sun-kissed groves of Greece to …

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How to muy Tomato Sauce like an Italian

How to buy Tomato Sauce

HOW TO BUY THE BEST TOMATO SAUCE: 7 ITALIAN COMMERCIAL BRAND REVIEWS If you ask an Italian, tomato sauce is like pure liquid gold. Finding the best tomato sauce (passata) to use is essential when you’re preparing to cook any dish. We know you can’t always make tomato sauce at home, so I’ve taste-tested the …

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Cheap vs Expensive Pasta

Cheap VS Expensive Pasta

CHEAP VS EXPENSIVE PASTA: IS THERE A REAL DIFFERENCE? Walking down the grocery isle, if you’ve ever wondered if there is an actual difference between the cheap pasta priced around $1 VS the expensive brands that start at $5 and can go quite higher than that, you’re not alone. Is expensive pasta really better than …

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How to buy Panettone like an Italian

How to buy Panettone

HOW TO BUY PANETTONE LIKE AN ITALIAN! There is nothing more anticipated by Italians during the holiday season than panettone. This traditional Italian dessert offered throughout Italy and in Italian communities around the world is a tall, dome-shaped cake that has been leavened with yeast and enriched with delicious fruit. It has a perfectly light …

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how to cook neapolitan pizza in a wood fire oven

Neapolitan Pizza in a Wood Fired Oven

True Neapolitan Pizza should be made in a wood fired oven! If you’re lucky enough to have access to one, follow this simple technique of bringing the Neapolitan pizza forward using a pizza peel and turning it, until it becomes golden and crispy. By doing this, you will not compromise the base and instead create pizza perfection! Check out this video for a closer look at how to cook Neapolitan Pizza.

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How to stretch pizza dough

How to Stretch Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Stretching Neapolitan Pizza Dough is all in the forearm – and the practice! To achieve the best style pizza you have to master the creation of the cornicione, and to do this, I asked pizza master Johnny Di Francesco to provide simple steps to getting the base of your Neapolitan just right.

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