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Zuppa Imperiale, The Traditional Minestra Of Bologna
Zuppa Imperiale, The Traditional Minestra Of Bologna
When outside it is cold, I can't think of anything better than steaming soup. Despite its name, Zuppa Imperiale is not a soup but a  minestra . And a typical recipe of Bologna. Unlike other Bolognese pasta dishes, you don't need to make sfoglia (pasta dough) to make Zuppa Imperiale. For its easy preparation, you will…
Tortellini in brodo, secondo tradizione
Tortellini In Broth, A Dish For Special Occasions
Tortellini in broth is more than a recipe for me. They mean home, family, roots. It is the dish of Sunday lunches and Festive meals. Above all, it is the traditional first dish at the Christmas lunch. But tortellini of Christmas are not cooked and served in meat broth as usual, but in a special broth, that of capon. Ever…
Homemade And Seasonal Vegetable Broth Recipe
Homemade And Seasonal Vegetable Broth Recipe
Passing more time between pots and stoves, I have better understood the importance of basic recipes. Among them, that of vegetable broth. And even if it is not a preparation that we usually associate with memorable moments at table or with family memories, it is one of those essential to prepare and flavor many dishes. Vegetable…
How To Make Homemade, Italian, Traditional Meat Broth
How To Make Homemade, Italian, Traditional Meat Broth
The meat broth recipe is a basic recipe. Although, for years, it had ended up in the yellowed pages of grandmas' recipe books. Then, something changed (and is changing). More and more people are looking - again - for genuine tastes. We went back to traditional dishes and discovered that in this way we eat better and waste less. Home's…
Bologna bean soup with fresh pasta
Bologna bean soup with fresh pasta
When temperature goes down, it's pot and soup time. Today I'm waiting for you with a hot, comforting bowl of beans soup. This is one regional version of the most popular Pasta and Fagioli. From north to south, Italy has a rich tradition of soups, all of which are good and worth trying. In Romagna, as in Bologna,…
Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Gorgonzola Cheese Heart
Creamy pumpkin soup with just a gorgonzola cheese heart is an easy-to-make recipe from my comfort food cookbook. Here find how a classic simple dish turns really amazing adding only a bit of Italian cheese. And you can choose between sweet or spicy gorgonzoia cheese as you prefer. Autumn season calls for comforting and warming soup. I love…
Fava Beans and Semolina Minestra, with or without pancetta
Fresh Fava Beans and Semolina Minestra
It's Spring when air and light are vivid, days are longer, trees wear gems and buds, flowers start to chit-chat form flowerbeds and balconies. To me is spring when I start to shell fresh fava beans and peas watching Tv. It's a habit I have since I was a child when I helped my grandma while we…
Red cabbage cream recipe
Red cabbage cream and carrot chips. Witch commands color
Red cabbage cream and ultra violet pantone. I learned Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Witch commands color. Do you like this color? Do you recognize yourself in the characteristics of the color ultra violet? It seems that the term Pantone refers to a color and to a lifestyle. When…
Creamy Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Onion Crumbs
Creamy Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Onion Crumbs
Every season has its own smells. Better yet, every month has its own scents. For instance, January calls for crisp air that smells like snow and scented bowls of piping hot, creamy soup. Like this one of Jerusalem artichokes. I like to combine the flavors of the seasonal garden and make a dish with few ingredients, simple…
Potato and Leek Minestra Recipe
Potato and Leek Minestra Recipe. Pure Comfort Food
Sitting at the kitchen table with a boiling cup of tea between my hands and the smells of flowers and citrus fruits around me, I'm writing the recipe of minestra (soup) I made recently while I'm thinking of the pleasant comfort that only soups can give in the coldest days. I often cook zuppe, minestre or…

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