Crispy Pan-Cooked Apulian Traditional Pasta: Spaghetti all’Assassina – Nero di Troia Red Wine

Spaghetti all’assassina ( killer spaghetti ), is a signature dish from Bari, Puglia.
It becomes à la mode during the 70s.
This dish is so popular that in Bari even exists a “Spaghetti all’assassina Accademy”, with members that respect religiously the way this pasta is made.
The technique behind is called “risottatura“, so the pasta is not boiled but is cooked directly in the pan, like a
risotto, adding the liquid (in this case the tomato sauce) little by little, until it is absorbed and the pasta is cooked.
The pasta cooks high heat, until it caramelizes and scorches: spaghetti must be crunchy but not burnt! And they are really spicy to, with a lot of peperoncino.
So try the recipe that follows here and become an honorary barese.

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Enjoy this Spaghetti dish with a glass of Nero di Troia Masseria Supreno Red Wine. You will be conquered by the intense ruby red color, the intense berry fruit aroma and the well balanced structure.

*Nero di Troia Masseria Supreno is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy it.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

Crispy Pan-Cooked Apulian Traditional
Apulian Traditional Spaghetti all’ Assassina
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A Tasty Traditional Roman Dish: Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe

What’s a Cacio e Pepe? In one sentence: one of the most traditional recipes of Italian cuisine, namely from the Lazio region. You only need two ingredients, plus the pasta, to make it. Easy, right?…not really! There are some tricks you have to learn if you want to serve a creamy, non-sticky Cacio e Pepe.


We interviewed Russel, an English tour guide who works for Carpe Diem Rome. He brings curious tourists all around Rome with tours that are crafted to ensure you get the most out of Rome‘s rich history, providing all the incredible facts and captivating stories that made Rome the centre of the ancient world. Russel opens up to us and shares his recipe, comprising his tips, for a perfect Cacio e Pepe.
Keep on reading and let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the Eternal city.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴 – mad&delicacy

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Matching Food – Wine: Linguine Pasta with Tomatoes and Plaice Fillet- 3Passo Bianco Organic White Wine

This week we got the chance to taste the fresh Plaice fish delivered directly at our doorstep by the danish Blue LobsterApp. Blue Lobster is changing the way fish is bought and sold, by enabling fishermen to cut out the middlemen and sell directly to restaurants and end-consumers via a digital marketplace.

We just recently approached this company, and we already love this new way to buy the freshest local seafood directly from the sea. Their core identifier is to catch fish using sustainable fishing practices and passive gears such as nets instead of trawlers. The fish they supply is often still alive, as they don’t process, freeze or defrost any seafood. We believe this is a guarantee of quality giving us the assurance to prepare something delicious like our recipe of the week: Linguine Pasta with cherry tomatoes and Plaice fish.

We served this delicious Linguine with a glass of 3 Passo Bianco Organic White Wine. This Italian Golden Yellow colour wine is made mostly with Chardonnay and Grillo grapes. This fresh and intense wine features pleasant hints of tropical fruit, yet a great structure and smoothness


*This White wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy it.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Evergreen Tasty Pasta with Peppers and Burrata Cheese – Negroamaro Salento I.G.T. Masseria Supreno Red Wine

Flavourful, colourful and without a doubt simply Italian. This delicious recipe will brighten anyone’s mood, especially when paired with a glass of Negroamaro (read our suggestion below).

TO DRINK: Masseria Supreno – is an original bottled Negroamaro, which in this tightly built charm troupe generously offers a potpourri of dark and sweet berry fruit. This wine is sourced from the southern Italian province of Puglia, more specifically from the southern part of the Salento Peninsula (Puglia region), where winemakers and partners at Alma Wines, grow the locally-grown Negroamaro grape from more than 25 year-old vines.

*This wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France, and Spain. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy this Negroamaro Salento I.G.T. Masseria Supreno Red Wine.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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A Weeknight Meal: Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta

Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pasta is present in every collection of staple recipes that the Italian families use to prepare when trying to give an extra twist to a simple tomato sauce. Take a look at the video below and let’s prepare this cheap and easy recipe together.

We have to thank Chilometro 5 Pasta for making us taste these spaghetti. This pasta is made with high quality cereals, cultivated and stone- ground in an old mill in Vicenza, Veneto region.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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A Truly Italian Recipe: Spaghetti with Cruschi Peppers and Breadcrumbs from Basilicata

During the recent event named “True Italian Taste” organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Switzerland, we got to know many Italian products which are the feather in the cap of the Italian cuisine, among many excellent wine brands. The first of all, the Cruschi Peppers, also called Peperoni Cruschi or Peperoni di Senise from the Basilicata, the Region they represent. The Peperoni di Senise are sun dried in the late summer and then fried to become Cruschi (which means crunchy). When they are fried, they are very good as a ready-to-eat snack, but also good to add a strong flavour to many dishes.

We have to thank Da Vinzi, an Italian wholesaler who imports many niche products from the Basilicata region to Switzerland, for making us taste his Peperoni Cruschi, the bronze drawn Spaghetti and his extra virgin olive oil. All these high quality products made the following recipe a sophisticated dish, despite its simplicity. To paraphrase the Da Vinzi slogan : “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.

Spaghetti with Cruschi Peppers and Breadcrumbs

If you want to know more about the Basilicata Region and the European Capital of Culture Matera, follow the links below:

Spaghetti with Cruschi Peppers and Breadcrumbs

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴


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Matching Italian Food and Wine: Spaghetti with Seafood – “Elementi” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC White Wine*

There isn’t a better pairing than the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo white wine and a luscious dish of Spaghetti with seafood. There isn’t a better place to enjoy them than in an Italian restaurant with a sea view and the relaxing sound of waves! Even just imagining that makes me immerse in the Italian holiday atmosphere. A steaming and flavoured dish of seafood Spaghetti under your nose will accentuate this feeling even more ;).

The Trebbiano d’Abruzzo white wine is the equivalent of the red wine Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The “Elementi” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC wine is produced following a certified biodynamic farming regime. The wine is golden in color, typically dry with a delicate bouquet and a refreshing, crisp acidity. It is a representative product of a territory where the thermal shock caused by the proximity to the mountains makes the scents of Mediterranean scrub more intense, with a palate of freshness and persistence.

*This wine is imported to Denmark byVinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni – Barbera d`Asti DOCG Superiore 2014 Enzo Bartoli, Red Wine*

This week’s wine and food match is between the Enzo Bartoli- Barbera d’Asti Superiore and one of the most traditional dish of the Italian cuisine: the cannelloni with spinach and ricotta cheese. This Barbera d’Asti is a fruity wine with a fresh acidity and with tones of red berries, cherry, spices, and a touch of vanilla and liquorice. Enzo Bartoli Barbera d’Asti is from Nizza, an area in the Piemonte region that is considered the best for the grape variety Barbera

*This wine is imported to Denmark from Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

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