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Gourmet gifts: a Christmas trend

Gourmet gifts: a Christmas trend

Christmas is coming… and so is gift-giving time! Some of us welcome this moment with enthusiasm, others with anxiety, others again are worried about finding something useful but creative for their friends, family and co-workers. Gourmet gifts are one of this year’s positive trends and represent a great alternative to questionable presents, which are likely […]

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Milanese style tripe

Milanese-style tripe (Trippa Meneghina)

Milanese-style tripe (Trippa Meneghina) is a traditional Milanese dish, an incredibly tasty peasant recipe made with inexpensive but nutritious, high-protein ingredients. Milanese-style tripe Ingredients – serves 4 1kg tripe 100g sweet bacon, cubed ½ onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove 50g Grana Padano cheese 300g pre-boiled beans 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 potato 1 celery […]

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Desserts of Mantova

A journey through the traditional desserts of Mantova

Today we are going to talk about the traditional desserts of Mantova. The historian Renzo dall’Ara titles his essay about the cuisine of Mantova “Cuisine for princes and peasants”, that combines gourmet food, appropriate for the fancy Gonzaga court, with humble dishes, where any ingredient can be transformed into something good. All the traditional baked […]

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Cotoletta alla milanese (Milanese Veal Cutlet)

Cotoletta alla milanese (Milanese Veal Cutlet)

Wether with a bone or “orecchia di elefante” [elephant’s ear] style, this classic of Lombardy’s cuisine is hard to resist. The original recipe calls for bone-in meat, but the “orecchia di elefante” version, in which the slice of meat is thinner and without bones, is very popular too. Cotoletta alla milanese (Milanese Veal Cutlet) Ingredients […]