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Buon appetito! Pasta with peas

Hi my lovely dears,
This post will about cooking pasta with peas, which I recently prepared (and yes, it’s what you see in the picture). OK, it is not one of those famous fancy dishes you’ll find in a restaurant, but in Italy we prepare it very often at home… and I assure you, it’s delicious! An extra point in its favour: it is very easy to prepare.

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Spaghetti alla carbonara

Today my post is inspired by a dish I cooked recently : spaghetti alla carbonara (and yes, it’s the one in the picture).

This dish is typical of Rome and its region (Lazio). It’s said to have been created by people working charcoal (carbonai in Italian and carbonari in the Roman dialect), who couldn’t leave the place where they worked and so needed to eat something made from ingredients that were easily available and preservable.

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Buon appetito! Risotto with saffron

Second post! This one will be of a different kind from the previous one… a culinary one! Actually I am inspired by something I cooked in these days – and that I absolutely like (and yes, the dish in the picture is the one that I actually cooked)!

So, I hope you will forgive me if my first post is about something typical Italian but not Neapolitan, and actually typical of Northern Italy, namely Milan. What I’m talking about? Risotto with saffron, of course… what else? I thought of describing how I do it, so you can try it and let me know if you like it.

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