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Orecchiette pugliesi and a few things I learned from them

orecchiette cime di rapa

If you want to improve your cooking skills you need to get your hands dirty. You need to make mistakes, you need to try and try again Looking to someone while is giving the shape to the gnocchi, tying a  roast or stretching a pizza dough can give us the idea that … it’s easy!
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Gnudi, ricotta and spinach dumplings

“gnudo” in the local tuscan dialect means “naked”, because the  ricotta and spinach filling that usually is covered with a shell of fresh pasta in this case is without “clothes”! The dish is really simple, but simple doesn’t mean easy. You will need just few ingredients, but I can say without doubts than the gnudi are
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Runny egg yolk ravioli

At the end of the day, sometimes I talk with my family about my work, the people I meet and the food I cook with them. With the help of cooking classes I have the opportunity to discover again some Italian dishes, more or less traditional, I cook them again for my family and, if
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Sicilian gnocchi

In Italy you can find gnocchi made with ricotta cheese and flour (without potatoes), gnocchi with roasted pumkin or beetroots instead of potatoes, with chestnuts flour instead of regular flour. When I start talking about gnocchi, during my cooking classes,  I realize that people usually knows just the potatoes dumplings. It’s normal, they are a
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Quick and easy pasta recipe: lemon tagliolini

Easy to make and so quick, believe me, this recipe is perfect for a midweek dinner.  If you have more time and a pasta machine, try to make the fresh tagliolini by yourself and this simple and poor dish will be a perfect solution for a family Sunday lunch. Ingredients:320 gr. (11.2 oz) tagliolini or
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An Italian Christmas, my homemade tortellini

It’s not a secret that I love Christmas and I love to host in my home the family’s Christmas lunch.Each year when the calendar turns to the first december’s days I start decoranting my house, baking cookies for friends and thinking to the Christmas menù.In my childhood memories on Christmas lunch there was always pasta.Pasta
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