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Russian Salad is a very well known dish in Italy and was invented in the 1860’s by Lucien Olivier, a Moscow restaurateur of French origin.  Over time it has undergone many changes – it was known as Genovese Salad, and was considered one of the main dishes of Ligurian aristocratic gala dinners. And Italians have changed […]

First Course (Primi), Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Russian Salad (Insalata Russa)

Russian Salad

Gorgonzola cheese is one of my most favourite foods! The taste of Gorgonzola is a mix between savory and sweet- wonderful! Its history traces back to the year 879 AD  to town of Gorgonzola, near Milan and was first called the  “stracchino di Gorgonzola” or “stracchino verde”.  Made from cow’s milk, the main characteristic of Gorgonzola is the […]

First Course (Primi), Pasta, Recipes

Pasta al Forno con Gorgonzola {Baked Pasta with Gorgonzola}

Baked Pasta with Gorgonzola

The legend says that one day a group of Lanzichenecchis looters (mercenary soldiers from the 14th century) arrived at a South Tyrolean farm and the commander threatened to set fire to the farm and house if they were not fed immediately. The peasant farm woman was home alone with her daughters and unafraid, she went to work. […]

First Course (Primi), Main Dish, Recipes, Soup

Canederli Tirolesi {Tyrolean Dumplings}


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