Italian food
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Like many other cuisines it's about local and quality ingredients. I have no ambition to master Italian cooking but since it's the source of Europe cooking, I need to understand. What Italian food is all about?! Pasta, tomato, olive oil, wine, ham, polenta, risotto... it's a combination of peasant and roman cooking with the touch of Mediterranean cooking and little Spanish influence. My perspective might change, but at least for now, that is!
no-bake blueberry truffle tartlets • love + olive oil

No-Bake Blueberry Truffle Tartlets. This is basically like the no bake chocolate cake truffle recipe I've tried, except with a chocolate crust and blueberries on top. I'd like to try a chocolate blueberry combo one of these days.

affogato

Affogato: an Italian dessert of espresso poured over vanilla gelato.Or any flavor gelato. So delicious!

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Il caffè con la moka/ How I drink coffee every morning.

Tomato and parmesan cake

Potato & Parmesan Cakes :) Ditch those mashed potatoes

caponata - aubergine , onion, tomato, caper, celery, little vinegar, sugar and salt

Caponata

Italy, caponata - all summer vegetables in tomato sauce

caponata

Caponata

Italy, caponata - all summer vegetables in tomato sauce

Neapolitan pizza, the basic with cow mozzarella instead bufalo mozzarella

REAL pizza, from the motherland, Naples, Italy. I'll eat this when I find the love of my life and we travel to Italy.

Italian ice-cream, sicily ... we all know, ice-cream are from sicily

Sicilian gelato-style ice cream IIngredients 700 ml (about 3 cups) whole milk (or 350 ml cups) cream and 350 ml cups) milk) 125 ml (a full ½ cup) sugar tablespoons of corn starch [or other suitable starch] pinch of salt 1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise)

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balsalmic vinegar----a really good one

friselle, Puglia

friselle, Puglia vi è venuta fame?

Ricotta cheese, Sardinia ... 2nd cheese

A soft Italian curd cheese made from whey, which is drained and then lightly ‘cooked’. It is light and creamy with a slightly grainy texture and.

Baccalà alla napoletana, salted cod fish in Napoli style, a dish in a capital marine city

Baccalà, or salted codfish, is bound to make an apparence on the Christmas Eve table of many Italians. And for those who observe Lent, it is a standby for meatless Friday meals. Baccalà marries especially well with tomatoes, and who .

lemon-granita, from the Arabs sorbet, Sicily

Zesty Lemon Granita

Zesty Lemon Granita looks awesome

Sea urchin or ricci di mare, Puglia

I ate these. But I had to crack my own and they had really creepy mouths/teeth, and brown sea water. Pretty tasty, though.

Sardinia: Sebadas

the sebada is a fried sweet raviolo filled with pecorino cheese and dreesed with honey.

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