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Unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and eggs and formed into sheets of various shapes. A simple dish that comes in many varieties due its versatility. 

Homemade Gluten Free Pasta

Unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and eggs and formed into sheets of various shapes. A simple dish that comes in many varieties due its versatility. 

Once you’ve tasted this gluten free pasta from scratch, you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff!

Potato Gnocchi

Soft dumplings made from potatoes and flour served with a light butter cream sauce and crispy sage or a simple fresh tomato sauce with basil and parmesan cheese. 

  

Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli

Home made dumpling composed of a spinach and ricotta cheese filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough.

Tortelloni Walnut & Gorgonzola

Home made dumpling composed of  walnut and gorgonzola cheese filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough.

Cavatelli

Cavatelli are prepared with handicraft techniques. 

Tomato Bruschetta

Bruschetta is toasted bread with olive oil, tomatoes.

Taralli

Taralli are very popular in Italy: a perfect snack along with wine.

Traditional Italian dish consisting of a yeasted flatbread typically topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. It can also be topped with additional vegetables, meats, and condiments, and can be made with or without cheese.

Ancient Ligurian flat bread made with a combination of soft and hard wheat flour mixed along with water, salt, oil and yeast.

Puff Pastry (Pasta Sfoglia)

Puff pastry, also known as pâte feuilletée, is a flaky light pastry made from a laminated dough composed of dough and butter or other solid fat.

From bread to biscuits, cookies to cakes, baking is the art of turning flour into delicious food. Flour lends structure to baked goods, but different baked goods demand different structural supports. Choosing  the right flour for the right task it the key toward baking success. 

Panna Cotta

Lightly sweetened cream pudding served with berries, cherries, chocolate or caramel.  

Cantucci (Biscotti)

Cantucci are crunchy almond cookies from Tuscany. 

Tiramisu in a glass

A rich treat blending the bold flavors of cocoa and espresso coffee with mascarpone, sugar, marsala wine and eggs, layered with ladyfingers. 

A rich treat blending the bold flavors of cocoa and espresso coffee with mascarpone, sugar, marsala wine and eggs, layered with ladyfingers. 

Lemon Sorbet

Frozen lemon sorbet vodka drink that originated in Venice. 

Italian rustic baked open tart or pie baked with a pie plate. There are different variations of both sweet and savoury crostata.Sweet variations use fruit preserves as a filling, typically apricot, cherry, peach or nectarine, or berries.

Ragù alla Bolognese

The Ragù alla Bolognese is one of the most important recipes with tagliatelle.

Pesto Sauce

A delicious combination of pureed fresh basil leaves, parmesan and pecorino romano cheeses. 

Fresh chopped tomato sauce, also known as Neapolitan sauce,cooked in olive oil and some basil leaves. 

Traditional Italian pasta sauce based on cured pork cheek, pecorino cheese from Amatrice, tomato, and, in some variations, onion. Originating from the town of Amatrice, the Amatriciana is one of the best known pasta sauces in Roman and Italian cuisine. 

  

Traditional Italian pasta sauce based tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, olives, capers and garlic.

  

Typical pasta dish from Roman cuisine with black pepper, melted butter and grated Pecorino Romano.

Risotto Alla Milanese

Northern Italian rice dish cooked in beef broth combined with Saffron to give its traditional yellow color, cooked  to a creamy consistence.

Typical Italian dish from Roman cuisine, made with  a sauce made with whipped eggs and topped with Italian guanciale or pancetta, pepper and grated Pecorino Romano.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Italian fresh mashed potatoes with grated Parmesan Cheese and melted butter that melts and blends easily.

Mushroom & Sausage Sauce

Fresh chopped mushroom with tomato sauce.

Ossibuchi Alla Milanese

Cross-cut veal shank braised with carrots, celery and onions, white wine and broth. Traditionally served with risotto alla milanese or polenta.

Frittata

Egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables and spices. 

Italian dish made with a shallow or deep-fried sliced eggplant filling, layered with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked.

Torta Pasqualina

Savory flan filled with a mixture of eggs, green vegetables, ricotta and parmigiano cheese, milk and marjoran. 

Chicken Marsala

Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy.

Calamari Fritti

Batter-coated deep fried squid, served plain, with salt and lemon on the side. 

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