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Pasta & Risotto

Candele Pasta with Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper & Olives

Here’s another special pasta I got as gift this Christmas. Candele is typical pasta from Naples, Campagna region of Italy. As you might guess it got its name from a smooth, cylindrical form that resembles a candle. Very much like those real candles that were used in various religious processions common to Southern Italy. Candele …

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Garganelli With Creamy Spinach Sauce

Imagine slightly ‘al dente’ egg garganelli coated in rich creamy spinach sauce that are ready in the blink of the eye. This spinach pasta is seriously one of the favorite all-season quick meals. Top it generously with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and it’s heaven on earth! Of course as with most pasta sauces you can …

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Homemade Garganelli {Step By Step With Pictures}

Garganelli is one of the staple Italian egg pastas typical for Emilia-Romagna region and enjoyed all over the world. Garganelli look very similar to penne pasta as they have the same tubular shape. However there are a few significant differences between penne and garganelli. Garganelli use egg based pasta dough, as opposed to eggless penne. Garganelli …

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Pappardelle Bolognese {Pappardelle Alla Bolognese}

Wide pasta ribbons coated with rich Ragu Alla Bolognese is what Pappardelle Bolognese are all about. Pappradelle Pasta You get extra points if you make your own homemade pappardelle 😉 But even if you make it with quality store bought pappardelle you’ll fall in love from the first bite. Because of wide pasta shape, rich …

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Atlas Pasta Machine By Marcato {Detailed Review & User Guide}

It’s impossible to imagine and Italian household where there is no a pack of pasta in the pantry. And while pasta is availble in the stores and online in all imaginable types and forms, still there is nothing that can be compared to a homemade one. And here’s where a good, quality pasta machine comes …

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Homemade Cavatelli Pasta In 3 Easy Steps

Cavatelli is a short type of pasta that resembles a slightly elongated shell. Its cavity catches perfectly almost any kind of sauce so you can use it in so many different ways. Typical for Molise and Puglia regions of Italy cavatelli are well known all over the world. If you haven’t tried them yet, you …

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Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Creamy, chees-y ziti al forno baked in the oven until delicious golden crust? Yes, please! Combination of these 5 cheeses has been chosen carefully to let all the flavors flow together without one completely covering the other. Of course you can experiment and make your own variations. For example, substitute Ricotta for Mozzarella to make …

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Fagottini Pasta with Mortadella & Pistachios

Fagottini made from fresh pasta dough with savory Mortadella filling are easy, yummy and pretty impressive. Just look at those beautiful curves 😍 Now imagine how you bite on each piece and feel savory notes of Mortadella and Pistachios bursting with flavor right on your taste buds. Butter and sage is a perfect condiment that …

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Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina in rich tomato sauce is a classic Italian staple made in your own kitchen. Ready in just 15 minutes it’s the ultimate fall comfort food. In traditional kitchens of  Sorrento, homemade gnocchi with cheese and tomato sauce are finished in the oven. Baking them in individual terracotta serving bowls keep them hot …

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Homemade Potato Gnocchi { How Italians Make It}

Discover how to make soft, pillowy and flavorful potato gnocchi in a couple of easy steps. This classic Italian pasta is one of the ultimate comfort foods that exist. Enjoy it with pesto alla genovese, tomato sauce alla sorrentina or simply with butter and sage. For perfect gnocchi make sure to use starchy red skin …

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Capellini {Angel Hair} Al Pomodoro

Capellini pasta is the finest pasta cut that exists. It cooks in just 3 minutes and pairs best with creamy sauce like this simple tomato sauce Al Pomodoro. Natural sweet and sour taste of tomatoes, hint of garlic and basil all followed but slightly sharp flavor of quality Parmesan cheese makes this such a simple …

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