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20 pasta dishes to eat in these weeks to spend at home – Italian Cuisine


Forced sedentary life in the house, refrigerator at your fingertips, boredom, anxiety … So you end up squeezing throughout the day. But then to remedy you don't need to make big sacrifices at the table, you don't need to deprive yourself of your beloved pasta!

In these days of forced (and responsible) closure at home, with little possibility of movement, and the fridge always there at hand, the risk of accumulating a few extra pounds becomes almost a certainty And to say that, usually, the battle against overweight, the search for form and the fight to the death against rolls and extra kilos are more effective precisely in spring, when the increase in temperatures makes it easier to reduce the portions and (in other years) to get closer costume testing has always shown a strong motivation. Usually, during periods of reduced calorie diet, pasta, which is a staple of our diet, leaves room for lean meats, boiled vegetables, baked fish and salads. But … what nostalgia!

Yes, because few things like pasta (with sauce, garlic, oil and chilli, normal, with ragù …) give us that fabulous feeling of comfort at the table, without making us want anything else. So why say no to pasta?

Spaghetti with baked tomatoes
Spaghetti with baked tomatoes.

It is certainly not the ideal time to season it with fatty cheeses such as zola or cacio, meats such as bacon, sausage, lamb and minced pork or with creamed butter-based sauces, but there are still many and delicious variations available. Help yourself from low calorie ingredients and to recipes that do not include the addition of condiments and creams, we can indulge in the pleasure of a good plate of pasta even in these very uneventful and rather sedentary weeks. Green noodles with lime sauce, whole spaghetti, prawns and rocket, trofie with tuna and avocado cream, trenette with lettuce pesto and sprouts, orecchiette with cod and artichokes, linguine with perch and friar's beard, penne with tofu and chickpeas, fusillini, olives and courgettes, tagliatelle with anchovies and lemon express sauce and paccheri, ricotta and aubergines.

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This year you can spend your Valentine's day in Juliet's house – Italian Cuisine


The most romantic and desperate story ever, the most longed for balcony ever, one of the most visited places of love in the world. Verona and her Juliet need no story, but imagine going back in time and being able to relive the most romantic moments of Shakespeare's story. A dream. This year achievable.

Two modern Romeo and Juliet will be the protagonists of an unforgettable stay: Juliet's House is opened for the first time in years for a stay, on Valentine's night. A tour in the ballroom where the two lovers met, a candlelit dinner – by the hand of the star chef Giancarlo Perbellini – one night in Juliet's bed, the original one used by Zeffirelli in his film.

Thanks to the collaboration between Airbnb and the Municipality of Verona, for the first time since the 1930s, the building – one of the main tourist attractions of the city – becomes a real home again. "Juliet's house attracts millions of visitors every year . The collaboration with Airbnb re-proposes the well-known myth of Romeo and Juliet in a way never seen before. We are very happy to promote our cultural heritage, share local traditions and offer the city of Verona an opportunity for international visibility. "- Federico Sboarina, Mayor of Verona

How to participate

Every year thousands of letters from all over the world are sent to Juliet's house. This historic tradition – to which Verona owes the title of 'city of love' – is kept alive by the NGO JulietClub, whose team of volunteers, known as Juliet's Secretaries, responds every day to love letters from all over the world . To win the chance to stay at Casa di Giulietta, candidates will have to write a letter to Giulietta telling their love story and explaining why they would be the perfect guests. Applications can be sent to airbnb.com/juliet until 5:59 am on February 3, 2020. Initiative subject to terms and conditions.

Tonight we eat fish (and spend little) – Italian Cuisine


Eating fish in the summer is a real must. Grilled, fried, baked and raw, that's all we want to find on the laid table, but …
The but in question is the price. Which raises the bill for the restaurant and the dinner shopping. In the kitchen, however, experience, information and a bit of organization are ingredients that make every dream possible. Also that of prepare three fish courses with a small budget!

For the appetizer: the mussels

These shellfish are rich, meaty and tasty and much cheaper of other foods usually chosen as an appetizer for fish dinners. Especially if served with the classic impepata accompanied by a toast of toasted bread for each diner they will allow us to start our cheap dinner with a large plate at a small price.
Once purchased, leave them to soak in cold water for a few minutes, clean them by scratching them with a straw and firmly grasp the protruding filament (byssus) pulling it upwards. Now you can proceed with the preparation of the most classic of the impepate or try something new with these recipes.

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Mussel soup

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Mussels with chilli, coriander and pecorino cheese

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Mussels and peppers in the pan

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Golden mussels with pepper

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Mediterranean mussels

The first course: sardines

The traditional Sicilian recipe of the pasta with sardines is the perfect example of resource optimization. A fish rich in vitamins, mineral salts and omega 3 and capable of transforming every first course into a real (economic) dive into the bluest sea. Here are some ideas for cooking them.

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Fusilli with sardines

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Pappardelle, sardines and chervil emulsion

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Tagliatelle with peppers and sardines

The second: mackerel

One of the cheapest fish on the market is mackerel. Tasty and consistent, it is also rich in omega 3. Why not choose it to prepare a tasty second course? Sara delicious grilled, baked, salt and baked. But not only. Here is a collection of perfect recipes to enhance the flavor.

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Mackerel grilled with candied tomatoes

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Spicy mackerel

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Mackerel in foil

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Stuffed mackerel

Mussel soup
Mussels with beans, cherry tomatoes and basil
Mussels with chilli, coriander and pecorino cheese
Mussels and peppers in the pan
Fusilli with sardines
Sicilian-style pasta with sardines
Pappardelle, sardines and chervil emulsion
Tagliatelle with peppers and sardines
Mackerel grilled with candied tomatoes
Mackerel fillets in pepper sauce
Spicy mackerel
Mackerel in foil
Stuffed mackerel

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