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New Year Recipe: Tiramisù with Pandoro

By Kate Zagorski

The best way to use up leftover Pandoro

The New Year doesn’t just bring new resolutions, it also brings leftovers from the festive feasting of the previous week. One thing that Italians are good at is re-utilising what they have, especially in the kitchen where some of the best recipes are created from excess food. This recipe uses one of Italy’s famous Christmas cakes, Pandoro or ‘golden bread’. These tall, star-shaped sponges are usually served after Christmas meals, dusted with icing sugar as an alternative to the heavier, fruitier panettone.

Lasagna christmas

Lasagne alla Bolognese: The Recipe

By Kate Zagorski

The perfect dish for a big family celebration: Lasagne alla Bolognese

Although there is no one fixed dish served for Christmas dinner in Italy, the general emphasis is on hearty, robust, decadent food. A traditional lasagna with its layers of rich ragù, creamy béchamel sauce and silky egg pasta tick all the boxes and can be prepared in large quantities, making it the ideal dish for a big family celebration.  

Roman zucchini with blossom

How to Make Mozzarella-stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Roman zucchini blossoms

Zucchini blossoms are a gift of nature and Roman zucchini, the ones in the picture, are simply to die for. When they are in season during the summer, local markets overflow with these gorgeous, bright yellow flowers. Romans have a very special way of cooking them and we are sharing the recipe: Mozzarella-stuffed fried zucchini blossoms

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Group of friends eating gelato in Rome