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Red cabbage ragù
Red cabbage ragù and pasta seasoning recipes
I remember. I am a handful of years old. I'm sitting comfortably in the kitchen chair. Grandma is cooking while I play. Of that remote and happy time, I cherish many memories and all of them good ones. The heritage of the years spent in the kitchen with her and all the other azdore of the home is one…
Green sauce (salsa verde) of the Bolognese tradition
Green sauce (salsa verde) of the Bolognese tradition
Food is joy, it is ritual, it is convivial, it is a necessity, and it is seasonal. In Italy, it is also regional, often even local. Not forgetting to know the history of many Italian recipes, you have to look beyond the current administrative boundaries. And then, of course, you cannot ignore the family heritage. Every Italian…
Farmyard hen ragù
Farmyard hen ragù, tagliatelle and backyard stories
So many memories emerge from the pot of hen ragù. I thank my grandmother Sara for all the beautiful days of my childhood and for having taken me since I was a child to the countryside where she grew up. Free to discover the garden, backyard, and chicken coop. Back in the day, I couldn't know it, but…
Terrina di fagioli borlotti e saba di Romagna
Borlotti terrine flavored with Saba of Romagna
Say terrine, and you think of a rustic but elegant table, a timeless country house, and a crackling fireplace.   What is a terrine? To enjoy a terrine, you don't necessarily need to live in the countryside. If you love good food, you will find new inspiration in this preparation. There was a time, I often made terrines. Appreciated at…
Homemade quick tomato sauce
Artusi’s salsa di pomodoro (tomato sauce)
I tried Pellegrino Artusi's tomato sauce and found it to be such a concentration of flavors that it looked like a bottle of passata from the previous year.   Books to read, recipes to try I have an incredible backlog of recipes to try, some for the first time. And the same goes for the books I buy…
Bolognese Ham Ragù
Bolognese ham ragù: a traditional recipe
Ham ragù a la Bolognese, also popular in Romagna, is a homemade recipe that has been part of my culinary baggage for as long as I can remember. Ham ragù, a traditional recipe This is not an express sauce or a sauce that can be prepared in about twenty minutes. It is a genuine and traditional ragù…
Lentil And Borlotti Bean Ragù For Dressing Pasta
Lentil And Borlotti Bean Ragù For Dressing Pasta
The word ragù refers to a sauce, usually of minced meat mixed with vegetables, stewed at a low temperature for many hours. The recipe has French origins and began to circulate during the Renaissance as an accompaniment to other dishes. But it has been in Italy that the French ragôut went from being almost a side dish…
Gramigna with Bolognese sausage ragù
Home cooking. Gramigna with Bolognese sausage ragù
Over the last few years, home cooking has changed. TV shows and chef's restaurant programs press the home cook towards a professional dimension. We have learned the chef's terms and techniques and the importance of dish presentation. We cook as if we were at a Tv pressure test, looking for recipes with television timing.  Have…
Salsa al prezzemolo: sugo finto della cucina povera
Parsley sauce, a sugo finto recipe from the cucina povera
Parsley and passata di pomodoro. That's all you need to make a sugo finto recipe from the Italian-Romagnola cucina povera tradition. Sugo finto: the parsley sauce I had forgotten During the quarantine, I cooked simple dishes. It was easy to find inspiration by looking through the recipes of Sara, my grandmother, who daily made masterpieces of simplicity from…

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