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Pazza per la pizza Posted by on Mar 28, 2020

Pazza per la pizza – Crazy for pizza  Ciao a tutti, come procede la vostra quarantena? Volevo scrivere qualcosa di leggero oggi… allora parliamo del cibo! Hi everyone, how is your quarantine going? I wanted to write something a bit lighter today… so let’s talk about food! Come mi ero promessa e avevo scritto nel precedente blog…

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Una ricetta semplicissima Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

Il cibo italiano, dicevamo! Qual è (questa regola italiana di non usare l’apostrofo quando si scrive qual è non l’ho mai capita…) la miglior cucina al mondo? Beh, facile, quella italiana. Which is (I’ve never understood this Italian rule of not using the apostrophe when you write qual è…) the best cuisine in the world? Easy…

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Tu Vuò Fà l’Apericano? Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

Ciao a tutti! Per cominciare: un’introduzione. Mi chiamo Bridgette, I am the new Italian blogger for Transparent Language! Piacere! To begin, I would like to write about my recent trip to Verona, Veneto; La citta dell’amore e l’aperitivo. You may have heard of Verona, as it is the setting of the Shakespeare love story Romeo…

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Cooked Twice! Posted by on Jan 23, 2019

Have you ever thought about the word biscuit? “Yes, everyday!” I hear you say … Biscuit were originally cooked in a two stage process: first they were baked, then they were dried out in a slow oven in order to preserve them. From this process comes the French word bescuit, which itself comes from the…

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Italian Harvest Focaccia Posted by on Oct 5, 2018

As I’m writing this blog I can hear our neighbour passing by outside with his motocarriola full of grapes. Yes, it’s the season of la vendemmia (the grape harvest). My mind wanders back to when I used to live in Lucca ……. On our way to school we’d stop by the bakers’ to buy some…

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Tales Of The Cacciucco Posted by on Jul 19, 2018

If you’ve been following Serena’s detective story, you’ll have noticed that Ispettore Augusto has a passion for cacciucco, a traditional dish from the Livorno area. So, what is cacciucco, and where did it come from? By Geoff (who doesn’t really like seafood) and Serena (who wants to be a mermaid). What Is Cacciucco? Il Cacciucco…

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La Pasta Fritta Di Zia Maria Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

I sat there for a few minutes thinking: which recipe symbolizes summer for me? Without doubt it has to be la pasta fritta! Two layers of crunchy spaghetti enclosing slices of hard boiled eggs and juicy aubergines, fresh tomato sauce and basil leaves: a symphony of textures and flavours! June, early 1970’s, schools are closed…

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