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Amatriciana, a hearty sauce

This is an Italian recipe I prepare when I want to give a kick to tomatoes sauce. It’s so easy and tasty, everybody loves it! It comes from Amatrice a city lately affected by a devastating earthquake. Many chefs decided to devolve all the money made from this dish in their restaurants to the beloved city. Preparation: 35min Serves: 4 People Difficulty: Easy Mamma Flora’s Tip: The original recipe requires Guanciale (cured cheek pork) instead of bacon and pecorino cheese. Ask for them in one of your local Italian delis. The type of pasta is very important for the success of the recipe, I usually use pasta made in Gragnano,  which stays al dente and doesn't break while cooking. You can use long pasta like...

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15min Carbonara

Serves: 1 Prep: 5min Cooking:10min Difficulty: easy Whenever I feel very hungry and have no time for cooking, carbonara comes in handy. It takes 10-15min to prepare and you have a scrumptious filling meal. The origin of this dish is obscure, we know it’s a typical meal from Rome and that there is no mention before the Second World War. However the theories of its origins are many, some say it is was the main meal of the charcoal workers, carbonari in Italian, others say that it was a tribute to a secret Italian society called i Carbonari. The theory I prefer the most, is linked to the American liberation of Rome in 1944, the young soldiers added their daily ration of eggs to an already existing...

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Neapolitan Meatballs

Serves: 6 Prep: 10min Cooking: 30min Difficulty: easy-medium In my family no food goes to waste, not even stale bread. My mum would keep a bag in a kitchen drawer to collect the stale bread of the week and as soon as she has enough she would make Polpette, meatballs in Italian. I have prepared these soft mouthwatering Polpette with sauce for one of Mamma Flora’s Supper Club, and the guests absolutely loved them! Mamma Flora’s tip: For us Polpette al sugo are a main dish, you can serve them with a side of potato or maybe a salad. We don't serve them on pasta but in case you really want to try, then make them very small. The key to the softness is the bread soaked in milk Ingredients:...

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Classic Bolognese

Serves: 5-6 Prep: 10min Cooking: 2h Difficulty: medium Christmas is approaching and I want to share with you some of my family’s recipes you can make during the Christmas holidays. Today I am going to share a Classic Bolognese recipe my mum always makes on 25th Dec. You can make some nice pappardelle or rigatoni with it. Mamma Flora’s Tip: Add some pancetta for extra flavour Ingredients: 1l tomato passata 500g minced beef 250g minced pork 70g onion finely chopped 70g carrot finely chopped 70g celery finely chopped 4 tea spoons tomato purée 3 tbsp olive oil ½ glass of red wine ½ glass of water Rosemary Bay leaves Salt Tools: 1 big pot Method: Place the carrot, onion and celery finely chopped in the...

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Hunter-style chicken

Serves: 2 Prep: 10min Cooking: 30min Difficulty: easy I have always thought cooking is magical, with few raw ingredients you can create something delicious, there are certain recipes that make you go back in time and then there are those  that help you remember a special person. This is my favourite grandma’s dish, I have learnt it from her and whenever I cook it I know she is next to me. Ingredients: 4 chicken drumsticks 3-4 plum tomatoes 1 carrot cut in long thin pieces 1/2 celery cut in long thin pieces 1/2 onion cut in long thin pieces 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 a glass of white wine a clove of garlic rosemary and bay leaves Salt and pepper Tools: 1 pan Method:...

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