Colomba- Italian Easter Cake

Colomba pasquale or colomba di Pasqua  (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro. The dough  is made in a similar manner to panettone, with...

Guide to Italian Cheese

After the Roman Empire, a lot of the techniques of Italian Cheese making were largely abandoned,  they only survived in remote areas such  in the mountains or monasteries. Individual Italian states had developed their own their traditions which resulted in cheeses...

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Risotto is a north Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetable. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine and onion. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy. Risotto in Italy...

Arancini di Riso

Arancini are stuffed rice balls, which are coated with breadcrumbs, and fried. Arancini are usually filled with ragù (meat and tomato sauce), mozzarella, and peas. There are a number of local variants that differ in fillings and shape. The name derives from their...

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish from Rome based on eggs, cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano), bacon (guanciale or pancetta), and black pepper. Spaghetti is usually used as the pasta; however, fettuccine, rigatoni, linguine or bucatini can also be used....

Caprese Salad

A caprese salad is an extremely simple Italian salad. It consists of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and seasoned with salt, and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. In...