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My mission to understand the meaning of ‘love’ felt, and still feels somewhat complicated. After spending my childhood years hearing the sublime ending of fairy tales ‘and they lived happily ever after’, my teenage years reading the romantic fiction of Danielle Steele and watching amorous movies where love is the be-all and end-all, I automatically […]

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Green legumes

Broad beans are healthy, low in calories, and in abundance at the moment. At our home, we invest in seasonal ingredients. Therefore, at this time of year, we usually end up with a broad bean overdose – an overdose of protein and carbohydrates, vitamins A, B1 and B2. Broad beans can be cooked in a […]

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We discovered and familiarized ourselves with typical Campania products after managing for 1 1/2 years  Bocconci – an Italian franchise restaurant. Our menu consisted of a wide range and use of typical products from the Southern Italian region – the Campania. These included Mozzarella di Bufala DOP, salumi & bresaola di bufala, cheeses like ricotta di bufala, […]

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I feel an adrenalin rush as soon as I manage to get hold of some high quality, original type of pasta. When I got acquainted with the Paccheri type in one Neapolitan restaurant I realised that this pasta could be an inspiration for culinary creativity. This short, tube-like pasta has two versions: lisce (smooth) or rigate (ridged) – […]

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We are currently importing products from Masseria Maida. This organisation produces genuine and healthy products made from ingredients cultivated in the Cilento region, situated in Campania – Italy. The recipes and preservation of Maida’s products goes back to old times when everything was more natural and fresh without additional chemicals and colourings. We will be […]

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Rosemary pesto

Following the request received for the recipe of the rosemary pesto here it is for all you readers to try it out! Ingredients for 4/6 portions of pasta: 4 sprigs fresh rosemary 100g pine nuts 1 small garlic clove 8 tblsp grated parmesan extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper In a mixing bowl put the rosemary leaves, garlic, […]

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Pasta sausage & broccoli

Prepared in a couple of minutes yet it’s so particularly tasty! Ingredients for 4 persons: 400g pasta 1 garlic clove 200g sausage meat, crumbled 1 broccoli, cut into small florets 1 tsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed chili pepper extra virgin olive oil Bring the salted water to a rolling boil and add the broccoli florets. Cook […]

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Il Primo

Following our attendance to the festival of the primi piatti in Foligno last weekend, my Dad stocked our cupboards with different pasta shapes, and wines, cheeses and salumi! We have a good stock which might last till Christmas! Might, I said eh! 🙂 One of the special pasta we got is this tart-like shaped pasta which today Chris […]

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I Primi D’Italia: The Anticipation

One of my recurrent dreams is to tour every corner of the culinary peninsula – Italy. This dream was born following my intense interest in food and wine, matters in which Italians are connoisseurs! It always fascinated me how these citizens could create a dish with the same main ingredient in a multitude of ways […]

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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 […]

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