25
Feb

Spianata vs. focaccia: what is the difference?

Spianata vs. focaccia: what is the difference? Focaccia is a symbol of traditional Italian cuisine and is popular all over the world. Despite maintaining its uniqueness, there are some very similar dishes, like spianata or schiacciata, a very popular dish in Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Focaccia and spianata: leavening processes compared The ingredients of focaccia and spianata are basically the same:

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28
Jan

Lingue di gatto: light and delicious cookies

Lingue di gatto: light and delicious cookies Lingue di gatto cookies are perfect to accompany teas, creams, ice-creams or any other soft dessert, thanks to their delicacy and lightness. Let’s discover some interesting facts about the name and origin of such delicious delicacies! The origins of lingue di gatto cookies Lingue di gatto cookies come from France and are very

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21
Jan

Corn crackers: what is best?

Corn crackers: what is best? When you go to a dietologist to have a hypocaloric and healthy diet, snacks -the so-called “hunger breakers”- throughout the day are highly recommended. It is better to prefer fresh food like fruit and vegetables, but also cereals that bring significant nutrients: that is why corn crackers are perfect protein-based and balanced snacks. Properties and

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14
Jan

Lasagna: what are its regional versions?

Lasagna: what are its regional versions? There’s no Sunday without grandma’s lasagna: kids and adults like it and it has now become a symbol of the Italian cuisine. The most popular lasagna is from Bologna, but it actually has many regional versions. Let’s discover together the origins of this worldwide popular dish and its many versions! The history of lasagna

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7
Jan

Ideas for gluten free appetizers

Ideas for gluten free appetizers Your house is often a perfect place to celebrate important events with a buffet, an aperitif and some homemade appetizers. But what can we prepare if someone is gluten intolerant? Let’s discover in this article what gluten free appetizers we can cook for a light and delicious happy hour! Recipes for a gluten free happy

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23
Dec

Nutritional values of cereals: discovering white corn

Nutritional values of cereals: discovering white corn Cereals are the basis of the food pyramid, because they are rich in nutritional properties. Wheat and rice are the most common ones, but one of the oldest and less popular one is white corn. Imported in Italy after the discovery of America, after some centuries it was substituted by its more common

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16
Dec

Gluten free Christmas dessert

Gluten free Christmas dessert Christmas is just around the corner and holidays are a perfect time to light-heartedly allow yourself a few small indulgences. Of course the situation is more difficult if you suffer from gluten intolerance, because it might mean avoiding some food, if you are not well organized. However, some gluten free products are available and they include

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9
Dec

Spreads: a comparison

Spreads: a comparison The production of spreads is increasing: there are more and more new spreads on the market. Furthermore, spreads are versatile, they can be used to fill or decorate a cake or you can spread them on bread. The main protagonist of basically every spread, besides the presence of chocolate or not, is dried fruit. Let’s make a

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26
Nov

Properties and nutritional values of quinoa 

Properties and nutritional values of quinoa Originally from South America, quinoa was called “the mother of all seeds” by the Incas, because it is rich in nutritional properties: proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins are well balanced and make it a healthy and complete food. The properties and nutritional values of quinoa are the same for all its three types: white quinoa,

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19
Nov

How to create a tasty and balanced weekly meal plan

How to create a tasty and balanced weekly meal plan We are what we eat: a good diet feeds our body and our mind and keeps both healthy. One of the first rules of nutrition is to vary your diet to assimilate the right content of nutrients. No food is complete in itself. A good starting point to create a

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