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La Cucina Italiana, March 2024: the Director’s Editorial – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

On the number of March now on newsstands you can choose from many recipes all easy and tastyexperiment i traditional spring sweetsa signature Easter lunch and the creations by Sal De Riso. Meanwhile, let’s give the floor to the Director, Maddalena Fossati Dondero.

The Director’s Editorial

«Years ago I went to Sicily to visit the legendary chef Ciccio Sultano; he took me to a cheesemaker who produced delicious ricottas with the milk of his Modica cows. We sat around a table to taste his warm, reassuring, honest-tasting cheese. And with him was his wife. The couple were almost two centuries old together and had been married all their lives, an eternity. The lady clearly brandished obvious leadership, he accepted the
his command in a natural way. «The important thing is not to send your husband to the gym, he said as a formula for arriving untouched at the diamond wedding. A decidedly modern couple despite the context. I recently came across an article by Rina Simonetta which appeared in La Cucina Italiana in 1939 entitled «The woman in her house. There was the celebration of the housewife within the home, of “women who feel their mission as mothers and housewives, not of those ladies who spend their lives in tea rooms, game rooms and dance halls”, I quote verbatim. Now, things have changed a little (fortunately and definitely not enough), and the kitchen is an emblematic and important scenario when we talk about us, girls, women, mothers, friends, sisters. We were segregated there for centuries, then we partly left without entering the kitchens of large restaurants where we are few. At the moment. In any case, today cooking is an act of freedom additional to the more classic one of love: I cook breakfast and dinner every day and I am “a woman in her own house” but I go to tea rooms and the gym and I also drink aperitif (I leave out the gambling houses). Where do I want to go? We still have a long way to go, but many things have changed since 1939, including how and why we cook.

Maddalena Fossati Dondero

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The most searched recipes of 2021 on La Cucina Italiana – Italian Cuisine

The most searched recipes of 2021 on La Cucina Italiana

We have compiled the top 10 recipes you have cooked the most this year: great success for southern dishes, but there are some other surprises

I am the most clicked right from you and could only tell the wonderful traditions of our country, through regional specialties and precious seasonal ingredients that give life to an unrivaled heritage.
Among the ten recipes that you have consulted most often in 2021 those of central and southern Italy stand out, but not only: browse the gallery above to discover them from the last to the first.

10. Stuffed squid

In tenth place we find the classic procedure for preparing stuffed squid, a dish versatile which can amaze every time with a different filling. Click here to discover our tastiest ideas.

9. Panzanella

Among the most popular summer recipes is panzanella, a very fresh dish with numerous variations, prepared with poor ingredients such as the stale bread, tomatoes and onions.

8. Caprese cake

We arrive in Campania with an irresistible dessert based on chocolate and almonds. The Caprese cake is also perfect for those suffering from celiac disease, as it is prepared without flour. Click here to do it just like in Capri or try the lemon version of Sal De Riso.

7. Roman-style artichokes

Artichoke is a key ingredient in Roman cuisine and we are not surprised that such a delicious recipe is present in our ranking. But are you sure you know the difference between artichokes alla romana and those alla giudia?

6. Sicilian caponata

The desire for summer is felt immediately when talking about caponata, a dish that sees the protagonists Eggplant Sweet & Sour. As usual among traditional recipes, in Sicily there is more than one way to prepare it: you just have to choose whether to make them as in Trapani or as in Catania.

5. Neapolitan Pastiera

Although it is a popular dessert mainly in the period of Easter, the Neapolitan pastiera is so iconic that it has won a place among the most sought after desserts of the year. If you haven't done it yet, test yourself with our recipe.

4. Tiramisu

The spoon dessert par excellence it is the most cooked of all. Tiramisu, to be declined in its infinite versions that make it perfect for every occasion and need.

3. Pasta and beans

Our podium based on first courses opens with one of the more recipes genuine of our tradition: pasta and beans, a classic to love in all its variations.

2. Spaghetti alla carbonara

We also enjoyed ourselves and dared to propose it in several alternative versions, but as we approach the top of our ranking it could only be there that original. The one and only carbonara.

1. Pizzoccheri

In first place triumphs a winter comfort food symbol of Valtellina cuisine. Rich and streamlined with their cabbage, potato and cheese dressing, pizzoccheri also have an official recipe kept by the Pizzocchero Academy in Teglio, the town where they were born.

Look at all the most searched recipes of 2021 in the gallery above

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