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Pinch of Italy - Authentic Italian Recipes

Tricolor Healthy Italian Pasta Salad

This is one of those Italian pasta salads that I consider to be healthy. Made at the last moment because it's so simple to do. A real charge of health made up of three colors that I often find myself doing with summer meals. Serve cold with raw arugula, parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil

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Baked Gnocchi Recipe Named "Sorrentina"

If there’s one appealing dish outside Italy other than spaghetti and lasagne undoubtedly are baked gnocchi alla sorrentina, a real “ambassador”. You can get gnocchi in many Italian restaurants abroad, or easily find some homemade recipe over the internet like mine. If you’ll give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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Lasagna Made with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese

Lasagna made with polenta and gorgonzola cheese is one of the many ways that Italian corn flour can be made. It isn't precise and like any traditional Italian recipe it varies from family to family. In general, we can say that the layers of polenta should alternate those of gorgonzola cheese, it's almost like layering a lasagna hence called in Italian “lasagna di polenta”...

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca sounds in Italian something like this: "spaghetti the whore’s way”, though idioms usually cannot be translated literally into another language. This is simply an historical Italian dish surrounded by a few muffled legends from which the most reliable one says that the name was originated in Naples from such "night ladies" around 1950s...

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Italian Beef Braciole

Italian Beef Braciole

Every region of Italy has its own recipe for beef braciole, but above all is in how many ways such recipe is called and in south Italy especially in Naples, the custom of renaming dishes is very common. Naples’ sunday lunch is often made with a classic meat sauce, but when the sauce can’t be done because it requires the use of all different parts of meat...

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

This is indeed what I really consider an authentic spaghetti alla carbonara recipe from Rome. I visited Rome a few times in my life and since then I always enjoyed eating their pasta or spaghetti alla carbonara. Walking through the streets of Rome visiting famous places for tourism is what I like to do most...

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Italian Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

Italian pasta e fagioli recipe or as it's called in south Italy "pasta e fazool" (pasta and beans soup). This recipe is one of the most traditional being widespread and popular in many areas of Italy, but there are several variations. Because of this popularity I can't say with certainty which is the homeland of pasta and beans...

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Italian Style Chicken Pasta Salad

In summer, sitting at the table in front of a steaming plate of pasta is almost a punishment. No doubt I will prefer a cold tasty Italian style of chicken pasta salad just like this one...

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Italian Meatballs Recipe

Italian Meatballs

When I first tried to follow an Italian meatballs recipe at a glance I thought it was just about some meat and seasoning with a round shape and cooked through, o how much I was wrong then...

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Best Tiramisù Recipe

Tiramisù Recipe

I had in mind and made a tiramisù trying to turn it out the best that can be homemade following more a like an Italian authentic traditional tiramisù recipe...

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Penne with Vodka Sauce

Penne with Vodka Sauce

They are so many versions of penne with vodka sauce that were so fashionable in Italy around the 80s and then forgot by almost. I came up with this one after a trip back from Moscow...

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