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This article featured in Cibus magazine, December edition I have recently acknowledged the truth that my love for Italian food has left me no eye for other cuisines. So, I have endeavored to widen my horizons and liberate my taste buds for the gastronomy of other countries. And there I was, few days after my […]

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By Karl Vassallo as told to Adam Warner It wasn’t the scale of the place that impressed me at first, but rather the size of an event that was dedicated solely to rice, specifically risotto rice. I was at the Fiera del Riso in the village of Isola della Scala just outside Verona. A village […]

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Following our recent discovery of the Carnaroli type of rice I thought of using this variety for the traditional Maltese baked rice dish. So here’s my recipe for ross il-forn with carnaroli rice. The result is a creamy and crunchier risotto. The grains keep their individuality and the texture of the bake is not sticky. Ingredients for […]

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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 […]

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Over the weekend I tried out this original, gluten free, dessert recipe from Gabriele Ferron – torta di riso. The result is a rich, soft chocolate pudding. Follow the recipe: Torta di riso Ingredients: 200gr carnaroli rice 1 ltr whole milk 150gr sugar 100gr dark chocolate 25gr sultanas 4 eggs grated rind of 1 lemon […]

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I Primi D’Italia – part 3

Excuse me for my absence and the delay in completing the Primi D’Italia experience but as you may have noted I was focused on insurance exams! Now that I am over and done with I can get back to my blog writing, with a bang! My last entry of the primi festival in Foligno is all about rice! One of the degustation […]

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A simple vegetarian risotto recipe with spinach. Ingredients for 4 people: 320 gr carnaroli rice 175 gr fresh spinach 700 ml home made vegetable stock 60 gr grated parmesan cheese 1/2 onion 1 garlic clove, crushed 40 gr extra virgin olive oil knob of butter salt and pepper Blanch the spinach and then chop it finely. In […]

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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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