WIN! A Garofalo Hamper on World Pasta Day 2018!

WIN! A Garofalo Hamper on World Pasta Day 2018!

World Pasta Day with Garofalo

Today is a rather splendid day. It’s World Pasta Day! Some of you may be surprised that such a day exists but pasta not only is a staple of almost every Italian meal time it has become a firm favourite outside of Italy as well.

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7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

7 of the greatest time saving Italian gadgets for your kitchen

As you can imagine the kitchen is quite important in our house! It’s not always easy without a nonna to recreate all those freshly cooked pasta dishes and homemade gnocchi.

We definitely don’t have time for this amount of preparation! I’ve been searching for a while now for gadgets that give us the essence of being back in Italy without quite so much effort!

I recently stumbled upon LionsHome, a site which helps you find the most beautiful furnishings and accessories for living spaces. They offer inspiration on homes, gardens, DIY and have gathered together a myriad of practical products to discover.

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How to cook pasta... but not just any pasta!

How to cook pasta... but not just any pasta!

How to cook pasta... but not just any pasta! 

I recently asked my Instagram followers if they would like to know more about how to cook pasta the Italian way. How to marry together a sauce and a pasta shape. Yes those pasta shapes are really made for different sauces not just because someone got creative in the kitchen one day! 

However before I get started I think if we're going to talk about how to cook pasta, first we should discuss quality. 

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Protein Packed Pasta Alternative

Protein Packed Pasta Alternative

Protein Packed Pasta Alternative

Alternative pasta is a growing trend in the food industry at the moment. You may have seen some unusual colours making their way into the pasta aisle at the supermarket and wondered if you should give them a try.

As a family who consume a considerable amount of pasta we have also been dabbling in these new varieties!

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The Origin of Spaghetti and Meatballs - Donatella Polizzi

The Origin of Spaghetti and Meatballs - Donatella Polizzi

The Origin of Spaghetti and Meatballs - Donatella Polizzi

Is spaghetti and meatballs really Italian? It's delicious no doubt but there's a lot of snobbery around this dish and some quite extreme views on it's origin. I recently discovered the lovely Donatella Polizzi's posts on Italian food and culture on Facebook and she's agreed to share her knowledge here.

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