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Tangerin liqueur homemade

Liquore al mandarino foto di Laura Ramerini

Tangerin liqueur homemade is an excellent digestive to serve fresh at the end of a meal to relatives and friends. The Tangerin liqueur homemade is one of those preparations that will give you great satisfaction for those who will taste it, the citrus flavor is particularly delicate and its orange color is pleasant to see. I, I must be honest, ...

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Cassatelle with ricotta and chocolate

Prepazione della cassatella

Here is an amazing typical Sicilian recipe to prepare on the occasion of Easter but not only, the Cassatelle with ricotta and chocolate. Cassatelle with ricotta and chocolate are prepared with a dough very similar to shortcrust pastry, filled with a very delicate cream of ricotta scented with cinnamon. Cooking can take place not only in the oven the one ...

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Homemade potato chips

Patate foto di Laura Ramerini

Homemade potato chips is not a dream, today it is possible to make at home without problems and of course they are more genuine than those bought.To make it lighter, you can also prepare the chips in the oven! To prepare homemade potato chips you need to follow some simple but essential precautions, some tricks with elements that we all ...

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Cream of fennels and potatoes

Primi. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

Winter is the ideal time to prepare soups, today we will see specifically the cream of fennels and potatoes. To prepare the cream of fennels and potatoes, it will be necessary short while, just the one to cook the vegetables and all it is ready to be enjoyed in a few steps. INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE OF THE CREAM OF ...

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Bean and tomato soup

Primi. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

When the temperature drops suddenly in winter, there is nothing better than warming up with a nice plate of bean and tomato soup. Let’s say that bean and tomato soup is our favorite dish and therefore this recipe has been tested countless times. However, if you want to enrich the soup even more and make it creamy you can also ...

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Panforte italian recipe

Dolci. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Panforte italian recipe is a Christmas cake from the Tuscan city and in particular from the city of Siena. The main ingredients to prepare the Panforte italian recipe are spices, dried fruit, candied fruit and honey. TUSCAN PANFORTE INGREDIENTS FOR A ROUND BAKING PAN OF 20 CM IN DIAMETER: 100 gr. of acacia honey100 gr. of granulated sugarabundant icing ...

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Pandoro italian recipe

Dolci. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

Pandoro is a typical Italian recipe that is prepared for Christmas and New Year. Preparing homemade Pandoro is possible and this is a recipe with a unique dough and therefore easy to make. INGREDIENTS FOR A PANDORO WITH A MOLD OF A 750 GR. : PRE-DOUGHT: 15 gr. of fresh yeast1 teaspoon of sugar20 gr. of Manitoba flour20 gr. of ...

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Ribollita typical Tuscan recipe

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The Ribollita typical Tuscan recipe is a poor dish handed down to us by Florentine peasants based on vegetables and in particular black cabbage, savoy cabbage and what nature offered at the time. The Ribollita typical Tuscan recipe is a soup rich in vegetables (main dish) which, once ready, is poured directly on slices of stale bread becoming an amazing ...

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Stuffed cotechino in crust

Also this year for Christmas I will prepare the recipe of the stuffed cotechino in crust, it was so successful last year that I will cook it again this year. Stuffed cotechino in crust is prepared using puff pastry or brisee pastry, spinaches and speck. INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE: 1 pre-cooked cotechino di Modena of 500 gr.1 rectangular puff pastry ...

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Homemade Italian pizza

Pizza. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

Preparing homemade Italian pizza is not that trivial. To prepare an excellent homemade italian pizza it is really necessary to use the right ingredients, respect the doses and work the dough a lot. I personally use 00 weak flour with which I always get excellent results and I digest better. INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE OF HOME MADE PIZZA: 700 gr. ...

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Gingerbread cookies

Biscotti. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

The gingerbread cookies are a Christmas tradition that is born especially in the Nordic European countries. The original recipe involves the use of molasses which has a dark color and pungent flavor, typical of these cookies but you can replace it with some honey. INGREDIENTS FOR TWENTY CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD COOKIES: 350 gr. flour 0060 gr. granulated sugar1 egg60 gr. brown ...

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Lasagna in the oven with ragù

Primi. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

Lasagna in the oven with ragù is a typical Italian first course to prepare for important lunches like the Christmas. It is possible prepare the lasagna in the oven with ragù also the day before. Lasanga consists in egg pasta sheets stuffed with ragù sauce, béchamel and grated cheese. But, Lasanga can be prepared also only use of vegetables and ...

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Ragù alla bolognese

Primi. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

The ragù alla bolognese is a italian sauce used to flavour pasta or to  make tasty lasagna with béchamel sauce and parmigiano. To prepare the ragù alla bolognese is required know some secrets to make a sauce unique. The minced meat must be top quality and mixed half veal and half pork. If you want to get an even tastier at ...

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The climate of the Dolomites: when to go to the Dolomites

The Dolomites are located in the northeastern part of Italy and its territory is divided almost equally between Trentino, Veneto and Alto Adige. The Dolomites are famous for skiing in winter and mountaineering, trekking, cycling, and other activities in the open in summer, spring and autumn. The climate of the Dolomites is the classic alpine climate but due to the ...

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Florence climate: when to go to Florence

The climate of the city of Florence is a mixed climate between the Mediterranean climate and continental climate. The city undergoes marine influences from the Tyrrhenian Sea, which make the winters not too cold, and the continental influences, that are evident in the summer with high temperatures also caused by the city’s position largely surrounded by hills that block the ...

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Sicily climate: when to go to Sicily

Island located in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a typical Mediterranean climate made of long hot and dry summers and short mild winters. In the interior highlands and in the reliefs, however, the benefits of the Mediterranean climate is significantly reduced. The average maximum temperatures reach up to values around 30 ° C during July and August, while ...

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Lombardy what to see: the tourist attractions

Located at the center of the Po Valley, Lombardy is the most industrialized region in Italy, its capital is the city of Milan. Lombardy is bordered to the north by the Canton Ticino and the Canton of Grisons which are part of Switzerland, while in the east are Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, to the south lies Emilia-Romagna and to the west ...

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Lazio what to see: the tourist attractions

Lazio is the region where it is located the city of Rome, Italy’s capital city and the ancient capital of one of the largest and most powerful empires in history. Lazio, which to the west is bathed by the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, bordered to the north with Tuscany and Umbria, to the north-east with Marche, to the east with Abruzzo and ...

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Capri: the jewel island of the Gulf of Naples

The island of Capri is located in Campania, and is one of the many islands of the Bay of Naples. Capri is located about 30 km from Naples and covers an area of about 10.4 square kilometers. The island is divided into two municipalities: Capri and Anacapri, which have a total resident population of over 12,000 inhabitants. The island territory ...

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Campania what to see: the tourist attractions

Campania (13,590 km²) is a region in southern Italy located between Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, and Basilicata to the south-east. The ancient Romans called this Italian region “Campania Felix” which means “prosperous Campania”, thanks to the richness and fertility of the volcanic soil. Campania is today the second Italian region by population (5,835,000), ...

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Basilicata climate: when to go to Basilicata

Basilicata is a southern Italian region with a mediterranean climate along the coast and a continental climate in the interior with winter snowfalls in mountainous areas. The climate of the region varies greatly according to the geographical location and the topography of the area. The region is affected by the presence and the proximity with three maritime versants: Tyrrhenian, Adriatic ...

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Abruzzo what to see: the tourist attractions

Abruzzo is a region in south-central Italy, it has made historically part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, for this historical reason it’s often considered a region of Southern Italy. The region is bordered to the north with the Marches, to the west with Lazio and to the south with Molise. The largest city of the region is Pescara, situated in the middle ...

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Calabria climate: when to go to Calabria

The climate of Calabria is strongly influenced not only by the presence of the sea but also by altitude and the presence of mountains. The climate type of coastal areas of the region is the Mediterranean climate. But between the two coasts, there are considerable differences in temperature and rainfall. The interior mountain areas have a typical mountain climate with ...

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Sardegna what to see: the tourist attractions

Sardinia is located almost in the center of the western Mediterranean, between the Balearic Islands, the Italian Peninsula, Corsica and Africa. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. The Sardinian coasts which extend for over 1,800 kilometers are generally high and rocky, but also have numerous beaches of fine white sand, the island is indeed renowned for its ...

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia what to see: the tourist attractions

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region located in northeastern Italy, it is bordered to the east with Slovenia, and to the north with Austria, while to the west lies the Veneto and in the south the Adriatic Sea. The territory of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has undergone major changes with the end of the Second World War, as Italy has lost most of Venezia Giulia, ...

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Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe

The Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe is located about 5 km from the center of Ravenna. The basilica was built by Giuliano Argentario on the orders of Archbishop Ursicino during the first half of the sixth century A.D. The consecration of the Basilica took place on May 9th of the eighth year after the council of Basel, that is in ...

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Ravenna: the city of mosaics

Located in the plain of Romagna, near the Adriatic Sea, Ravenna is a world famous tourist destination. Classe, the port of Ravenna, was during the Roman Empire the main strategic port in the eastern Mediterranean. Ravenna was the seat of the Roman Empire in the fifth century A.D., the seat of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths in the sixth century ...

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Tuscany what to see: the tourist attractions

Tuscany is one of Italy’s north-central region, located along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which has a common border with Liguria in the north-west, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marche and Umbria to the east, and Lazio to the south. The region is characterized by a flat area crossed by the Arno river and its tributaries, where there are ...

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Marche what to see: the tourist attractions

Il lago di Mercatale, Sassocorvaro. Credit Marche Turismo, Le Marche di Urbino

The Marches is a region in north-central Italy which it lies along the Adriatic Sea between Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo. The coast stretches for over 170 km and is mostly flat and smooth, with the exception of the coast north of Pesaro and the Conero promontory, south of Ancona. The interior of the region is hilly and mountainous, ...

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Molise climate: when to go to Molise

Molise has mainly two types of climate: a continental climate in the inland areas and a mediterranean climate along the Mediterranean coast. Much of the territory of Molise has a cold and harsh climate in winter with frequent snowfalls. The summers are hot and dry. The narrow coastal strip has a milder climate with extremely hot summers and mild winters. Along ...

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