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A Slice of Italy at Home with Salami Day in Melbourne

We recently had our annual weekend of making salami and capocollo with Nancy’s cousins. This is always a great way to spend a winter weekend; not only do you get to partake in a tradition, but you get to produce something that is hand made and chemical free, while having great conversation and plenty of …

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a bowl of gnocchi with a gorgonzola sauce and a glass of red wine

Our Top 7 Gnocchi Tips. What they often don’t tell you in the recipe books.

We experience many amazing gnocchi dishes on our Italian cycling tours and so recently we decided to venture into the world of gnocchi making as part of our virtual Italian experiences enjoyed with tour guests. One of the first things you realise when you decide to make gnocchi is just how variable the recipes are. …

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An Italian mixed antipasto on a table

Antipasto Toscano; a cooking celebration of the seasons

At Tuscan gatherings of family and friends, antipasto is almost always served at the start of a meal, with a collection of plates and platters of varying tastes presented in the middle of the table.  Always a celebration of seasonal produce, the dishes vary from season to season, with a couple remaining constant throughout the …

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