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From time to time we will post a seasonal Italian recipe for you to try at home. Some Ligurian, some traditional, some with a twist. ....whatever it is, it will be delicious and do-able.

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Orecchiette with Rocket & Gorgonzola

Quick, easy & delicious recipe

Torta Pasqualina – Easter Pie

The Torta Pasqualina originally had very thin pastry in 33 layers (signifying the age of Christ at death). Over the years it became 20 layers, 10, 8 or even less. In our recipe we use 6 layers of pastry, 3 on the bottom and 3 on top. It is still quite a task for our modern way of life and the size of our modern kitchens. But if you make it properly it will be very rewarding. It is like going to a museum -- but instead of looking at history you can taste it.


Pasta e piselli

Hearty soup recipe - yet quick and easy.


Spaghetti with green beans, potato & pesto (video)

Spaghetti with green beans, potato and pesto. A recipe of simplicity and freshness – Lucio Galletto shows Maeve O’Mara from SBS TV how to make a proper Ligurian pesto, which is said to be the best, creamiest pesto in Italy. This combination of pesto, potato and green beans with trenette (a long pasta similar to …


Spaghetti alla Caprese

Spaghetti alla Caprese Spaghetti with tomato and mozzarella dressing Serves 4 This is a classic example of a ‘salsa al crudo’ – hot pasta tossed quickly, off the heat, with raw ingredients, served immediately. Most dressings of this kind need to rest at least 15 minutes prior to dressing to allow the flavours to infuse. …

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