For many years the only type of rice I associated with risotto was Arborio. This happened for two main reasons. First of all, Arborio, was the only type of rice available on our supermarket shelves. Secondly, my poor rice education kept me linking risotto with Arborio. Today, after collecting information and experiences from my brother [...]
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By Karl Vassallo as told to Adam Warner This is the first of a series of articles about my experiences whilst travelling around the risotto rice belt. My first stop was Isola della Scala, home of the Vialone nano rice, in the Veneto region – Italy. When it comes to risotto I’m a bit of [...]
For anyone who is wondering what are paccheri these are pasta shapes similar to cannelloni but half their size. They can be stuffed with several types of filling or served with seafood sauces or chunky meat sauces. The following recipe is one of the most traditional for paccheri. Paccheri ricotta & basil Ingredients for 4 [...]
You may find it strange or repulsive but in Italy this is a delicate ingredient cooked in various ways! I am referring to the Fiori di zucchine (the flowers of the zucchini or marrows). It is not as easy as in Italy to find these flowers in Malta since they are not really appreciated and [...]