An Italian Christmas recipe: struffoli !

It’s Christmas time, at ItalianSide.com we wondered what could be an Italian recipe to start the Christmas Season. And without doubts the answer is STRUFFOLI ! Struffoli (or Pignolata) are a kind of honey balls made for Christmas in almost all regions in Italy. But they are typical from the Southern Italy. Did you ever [...]

Lazio recipes – Cooking and Food from Lazio

And here we are with the first part of traditional recipes from Lazio. Spaghetti alla Carbonara Pasta alla Amatriciana Castagnole – Carnival fritters buon appetito !

Pasta Amatriciana

“Spaghetti alla Amatriciana” is another famous recipe from Lazio, it takes its name from the town Amatrice near Rome. Did you know that the Amatriciana was originally “in bianco”, without tomatoes? Only at the end of the XVIII century tomatoes were added to this dish.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara or better “Spaghetti alla Carbonara” is a classic recipe from Lazio, well known all over the world. Do you know why this name “Carbonara” ? “carbone” is coal in Italian and “carbonari” were people who worked with coal. So, this recipe was typical for Carbonari from Lazio who used to eat pasta with [...]

Traditional recipes from Molise – Molise Cooking and Food

This is the first part of traditional recipes from Molise. We start with a recipe very easy and very tasty ! Pasta Frittata ! buon appetito !

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