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Tagliatelle: 12 special recipes for family Sundays – Italian Cuisine

How much satisfaction can a dish of noodles? There are so many recipes for seasoning them with delicious sauces that you can let your imagination run wild. But let’s start by preparing the egg pasta: an operation that can give you great satisfaction and instill a healthy dose of good mood.

Fresh tagliatelle: the basic recipe

To do the fresh egg pasta one must be observed rule ironclad: 1 egg for every 100 grams of flour. For 4 people consider approximately 5 eggs and 500 g of flour. You must not add water, salt or even oil if not necessary.

Knead the flour with the eggs and work the mixture until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let it rest covered with cling film for at least 30 minutes. Spread out use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a very thin sheet, fold it, bringing the two lower and upper edges towards an imaginary central line, then cut it with a knife into 1 cm wide tagliatelle.

If you are not very familiar with dough and rolling pins you can always use the newest ones pasta machineswho will help you in the entire preparation process, or resurrect the classic “grandmother duck” and operate the crank by hand, setting the desired thickness.

lunch for a Sunday with the family – Italian Cuisine

With an explosive yet delicate flavour, these vegan cabbage rolls they look like vegetable bombettes stuffed with a filling capable of surprising even the most sceptical.
The preparation is simple and the ingredients used are genuine and dal strong flavour. On one side the cabbage leaves, guardians of a treasure waiting to be discovered, blanched and ready to be stuffed. On the other, the filling made of stale bread soaked in warm water, a classic sauté of garlic, oil and onion and 2 blocks of tofu with a smoky note, crumbled and made one with the rest of the protagonists of the dish thanks also to the presence of the White wineleft there to blend and give a sour and fragrant touch.
There chickpea flour and vegan cheese (or of animal origin) are added at the end, immediately after the salt and pepper and immediately before the entire mixture is blended to create a compact cream.
The oven does the rest: 20 minutes with a drizzle of oil for an effect crunchy outside and soft inside.

Light and easy to prepare, cabbage rolls they can be done in 30 minutes thus representing an original idea for a quick lunch or dinner.

Cut the cabbage leaves and wash them under running water before blanching them in salted water for about 4 minutes. Drain them and keep aside. Then soak the stale bread in warm water. Prepare the filling by frying garlic and onion with a drizzle of oil, add the crumbled tofu and sauté for a few minutes before blending with the white wine.
Squeeze the bread and add it to the pan with the filling, season with salt and pepper and blend with an immersion blender. Add the chickpea flour and vegan cheese and mix well.
Fill the cabbage leaves with an ice cream scoop and create the rolls: place them in the pan with a drizzle of oil and add more vegan cheese on the surface. Another drizzle of oil, salt and pepper and bake at 180°C for 20 minutes.


A point of reference for vegan cuisine in Italy, it spreads the principles of plant-based nutrition making it accessible to everyone, with an elegant and sunny style. Positive vibes always and anyway!

Spaghetti and other prohibited foods for the Royal Family – Italian Cuisine

The Royal Family's protocol is so strict that it prohibits certain foods like our beloved pasta. Yet carbonara is little George of Cambridge's favorite dish!

The British Royal Family, starting with Queen Elizabeth II up to the small George, second son of William and Kate, must comply with the strict rules of Protocol which also affect the topic of food. No wonder that Meghan and Harry have escaped into the thunderous "Megxit", as you can imagine a life without spaghetti? Seriously, real life isn't just about honors and privileges, quite the opposite. It seems that the duties are very heavy and that the vocation must be in the blood, as the story tells us – Lady Diana primarily. We are well aware that the members of the Royal Family they must follow a code of rules born millennia earlier, which therefore entails sometimes impromptu limitations such as the prohibition of wearing a miniskirt or crossing the legs, but it was difficult to imagine that these would also arrive… at the table!

Queen Elizabeth II has tea with Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital staff, October 15, 1999 (Photo by Anwar Hussein / Getty Images)

What foods William, Kate and other members of the Royal Family cannot eat

Come on seafood to the pate, there are several prohibited foods to Queen Elizabeth II, principles Carlo and William with their respective spouses, Camilla and Kate Middleton, who find themselves making sacrifices independent of their will. In fact, the list of prohibited foods Royal Family when visiting outside the walls of the royal residences it is strictly related to security reasons. Let's take for example the raw meat, absolutely forbidden to avoid any intoxication – same reason for clams, mussels, crab, oysters and the like. Imagine having to block Kate Middleton's royal agenda for food poisoning? Nightmare! Ditto fortap water, you never know, especially when traveling abroad. Nothing garlic or onion on the royal table, we avoid sad inconveniences of breath during international conversations, please.

Prince Charles with chef Cracco at the British Embassy in Rome, April 27, 2009 (Photo by John Stillwell / WPA Pool / Getty Images)

To reveal the shocking goodbye to carbohydrates in general it was court chef Darren McGrady, who served in the royal kitchens of Buckingham Palace from 1982 to 1993. In an interview with the prestigious British newspaper The Telegraph, McGrady confirmed that by Protocol, members of the British royal family must confine themselves to the table when dining away from the royal residences . But the chef points out that the NO to carbohydrates, especially at dinner, it comes from Queen Elizabeth II, who is very strict about healthy eating – after all, who would not want to be as healthy as her at her venerable and respectable age of 95! Therefore, no potatoes and no pasta – especially spaghetti that could cause unpleasant noises when eating them, definitely prohibited by the label.

Label aside, we hope the heart of grandmother Elizabeth be kind to your little nephew George, son of William and Kate, who instead loves spaghetti carbonara very much, as chef Aldo Zilli revealed.

Prince Charles and consort Camilla Duchess of Cornwall at the market, September 14, 2005 in North Yorkshire, England (Photo by Pool / Anwar Hussein Collection / Getty Images)

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