In agriturismi (farmhouse restaurants) across Italy, you'll find dishes such as this one. The fare is rustic, simple and made from local ingredients, often grown or bred onsite. For an authentic taste of cucina povera (peasant cooking), try sauteed lamb offal, flavoured with sage, marjoram and thyme.
Meaty cannelloni is a staple dish at special occasions in Italy. This recipe includes veal mince, mozzarella and a rich tomato sauce. Serve as a delicious alternative to lasagne or ragù.
An impressive recipe of hollowed and stuffed zucchinis. The filling is made up of breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and cheese. Vegetarians and omnivores will love them.
Small pasta varieties, like ditalini, makes an ideal substitute for rice in risottos. This rustic dish sees the pasta mixed with chickpeas and baby clams that have been infused with garlic, parsley, chilli and white wine.
Essentially an Italian cheesecake made from eggs, ricotta and lemon, this specialty is encased in a basic pastry dough, which keeps the cheese mixture soft and moist inside.
Food is at the very heart of Latin culture. The savory aroma of a favourite dish can transport you back to a time and place half a world away. TLN’s lifestyle shows take you on a culinary tour while serving up the best food and recipes from Italy and Latin America. Buon Appetito! ¡Buen apetito!