Rice

The exact number of rice varieties in the world is not known, it is even believed to be 40,000, but it is certain that rice is the most widespread cereal in the world. How to orient yourself therefore in choosing the rice you want to keep in your pantry? The fundamental distinction between the variousContinue reading “Rice”

Page #4 – The unbearable lightness of risotto

The history of Rice From the Yang Tze Valley to the homes of Italians Rice was born in the Far East where traces and finds attest to its presence in the Yang Tze valley even ten thousand years ago, it was then widely cultivated in Mesopotamia in the fourth century. BC, and from there itContinue reading “Page #4 – The unbearable lightness of risotto”

Risotto alla zucca e gorgonzola || Butternut squash and blue cheese risotto

Ingredients: For the risotto: 600 gr arborio rice 1 medium butternut squash 1 chopped brown onion 50 gr. butter 50 gr. blue cheese (sweet Gorgonzola or creamy blue danish) 50 gr. grated parmigiano 4 spoons of extra virgin olive oil salt ground white pepper 2 l. of vegetable broth (you can prepare it by boilingContinue reading “Risotto alla zucca e gorgonzola || Butternut squash and blue cheese risotto”

Dry pasta

It doesn’t matter that the origin of pasta is to be found in ancient Rome with the “lagane” (the current lasagna), or in Arab Sicily with the “triyah” that were exported to many places even by ships and that the Arab geographer Edrisi in 1154 described it as “a meal of flour in the formContinue reading “Dry pasta”

Polpette al sugo || Meatballs in tomato sauce

Ingredients: For the meatballs: 750 gr beef mince 15/20 % fat 1 big or 2 small eggs 50 gr. breadcrumb 100 ml milk 50 gr. grated pecorino cheese or parmigiano cheese 1 finely chopped garlic clove a sprig of finely chopped flat leaf parsley salt ground black pepper For the sauce: 3 spoons of evoContinue reading “Polpette al sugo || Meatballs in tomato sauce”

Canned Tomato (passata, chopped, cherry)

Canned tomatoes are certainly a product that cannot be missing in a pantry. For Italian cuisine they are absolutely essential, how else can you prepare a plate of pasta with sauce or a margherita pizza? They are not very expensive therefore it is good to choose the highest quality to get the best result. TomatoesContinue reading “Canned Tomato (passata, chopped, cherry)”