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How to Make Calamari Ripieni?

Calamari Ripieni

Calamari Ripieni is traditional dish is typically from the autonomous island-region of Sicily. There are also some versions of this in Calabria and Puglia. This recipe, however, is the version from Sicily. Calamari ripieni is basically stuffed squid. The filling/stuffing, however, can be made of different ingredients, which usually includes the squid tentacles that are chopped or […]

What do Truffles Taste Like?

black truffles

For years, the culinary world has been in a frenzy over some dark weird-looking lumps of fungi called truffles. They are among the most valuable culinary ingredient in the world today. In fact, their presence in any dish is considered the height of luxury. Many fine dining restaurants proudly highlight dishes with truffles on their […]

How to Make Soffritto

Soffritto

  It’s a fact that there have been a surge of health-conscious cooking in the culinary world lately. And with the emergence of so many troubling medical conditions, it’s no wonder that more and more people have become cautious about what they eat. But do you know that in traditional Italian cooking, the use of […]

Risotto with ham

Risotto with Ham

Image Credit: Sebastian Mary, under Creative Commons License One of the distinct features of traditional Italian cooking is the high quality of the ingredients used in every dish. Risotto with ham, particularly prosciutto, is a great example of this. Not only will you get a lovely looking risotto, but also a poignantly flavorful dish with […]

Risotto with squid ink

Risotto al Nero di Seppia

One of the most quintessential Venetian dishes today, especially in the coastal areas, is Risotto al Nero di Seppia, or simply Risotto with squid ink in English. Influenced by its geography, a third of Venetian dishes have seafood in them. Take Risotto with Crabs for instance. But probably one of the most fascinating dishes from the Venetian coastal […]

Risotto with crab

Miss our risotto recipes? Well, look no further. After our Risotto with English Peas recipe, today, you can check our Risotto con granchio recipe, a.k.a. Risotto with crab. Why this shellfish is good for you? It is common knowledge that most seafood is considered healthier fare compared to any kind of red meat. And crab […]