Authentic Old World Italian Recipes

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What are some popular Italian recipes?

  • Piccante Eggplant Sauce. ...
  • Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Frittata. ...
  • Italian Crudités. ...
  • Caponata with Pine Nuts. ...
  • Fresh Ricotta. ...
  • Classic Marinara Sauce. ...
  • Radicchio, Fennel, and Olive Panzanella. ...
  • Italian Wedding Soup with Puntarelle. ...
  • Escarole with Cannellini Beans. ...
  • Italian Vegetable Stew

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What are the traditional foods of Italy?

  • Arancini con ragù – utilising the famous Italian tomato, meat sauce ragu with mozzarella and peas
  • Arancini con burro – made with butter or bechamel sauce
  • Arancini con funghi – a mushroom alternative
  • Arancini con pistacchi – using pistachios
  • Arancini con melanzane – an aubergine twist

What are some authentic Italian dishes?

Verdura (vegetables)

  • Asparagi bianchi e verdi (asparagus)
  • Caponata
  • Carciofi alla Romana
  • Ciambotta
  • Crauti (sauerkraut)
  • Panzanella – a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes, popular in the summer
  • Peperonata
  • Pestât
  • Pinzimonio – Italian-style crudités
  • Fried eggplant

How to make authentic Italian seasoning?


  • Wash your aromatic herbs under running water.
  • Tap them dry with a clean cloth and gently remove the leaves from the sage and bay leaf twigs.
  • Place the sage and bay leaves on a baking pan, together with the rosemary and marjoram sprigs.
  • Bake them at 130 C (260 F) for 20 to 25 minutes until completely dehydrated.

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