In southern Italy, many traditional recipes, especially those originating from the countryside, are topped with a homemade crispy crumb bread. This tradition derives from the olden days in which parmesan cheese was too expensive for peasants to buy, and they would use this crispy bread as an alternative.
The main aspect of this dish is the lemon flavour. The best lemons to use in this pasta are the fragrant lemons from the Amalfi coast (Campania region – Southern Italy). If you are lucky enough to find them, you will enjoy a very flavourful and tasty dish!
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The key of this easy tart is to use ripe and juicy summer peaches and fresh mint. This cake is delicious on its own but also pairs well with a spoon of vanilla ice cream. Try it and let us know!
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The Italian Sgroppino is an alcohol and lemon ice cream based drink typical in Veneto. This is a perfect treat to serve between courses or to end a seafood night.
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Our last suggestion for a summer meal is the stuffed Piadina. It’s a typical and traditional flat bread of Romagna, the eastern area of the Emilia–Romagna region. Usually this crispy bread is filled with every kind of delicacies like cured meat, fresh cheese, greens but also with sweet ingredients. Today we suggest to fill this Piadina with Prosciutto Crudo (Cured Ham) and Crescenza or Stracchino, two creamy cheeses. For a tastier piadina, we suggest you to use Stracchino. Enjoy the sun and this delicious food!
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In Sicily the Cous Cous is used daily for the preparation of numerous dishes and is well integrated into the local gastronomic tradition. The most famous event which sees the Cous Cous as the protagonist is held in San Vito lo Capo every summer in September. If you are going to spend your holiday in Sicily this is an event which is not to be missed out.
Meanwhile, try the following recipe to prepare a Mediterranean Cous Cous.
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It’s time to go on holidays! And therefore, for this reason, the recipes we are going to present from now till the end of July are very simple, extremely fast and made of fresh ingredients to refresh you. We tasted this delicious summer salad from a friend of ours during a dinner outside. We assure you it was love at first sight!
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The espresso coffee with almond milk syrup is a refreshing iced coffee native to Salento, the most Southern area of the Apulia region. The main city of this peninsula is Lecce, a fascinating and elegant city full of historic palaces and churches in Barocco Leccese style.
Many of the city’s buildings are decorated with friezes, capitals, pinnacles and rosettes, and are made of pietra Leccese. It’s a light brown limestone rock typical in these areas, known for its hardness and its ease of processing.
If you happen to be there, after a walk around the streets of the historical center, take a stop in a Bar in one of the plazas (Piazza Sant’ Oronzo or Piazza Duomo) and taste an iced coffee. We suggest also trying out Il Pasticiotto, a small pasta frolla cake filled with custard cream, as it’s one of the culinarie excellences of Lecce.
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Summer is around the corner, and so is the dreaded bikini test ;-)). Taking advantage of the fact that my children are in a field trip, my husband and me decided that this week would be THE detox week, in anticipation of the upcoming summer.
If you are looking for a light vegetable soup, this is what you need. You’ll appreciate the freshness and the crunchiness of the seasonal vegetables.
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This week we wanted to make a sweet treat and we started thinking about what is served in Italy in summer time. We both came to the conclusion that Custard Puff Pastries are a very popular choice from the North to the South of Italy.
These pastries are easy to make and they will add an elegant Italian touch to your meal. The lemony flavour of the custard will surprise you with a fresh taste. Enjoy!
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