Italian traditions

Passatelli

Passatelli it’s a typical dish for our region Pesaro e Urbino or north Marche. You can prepare the meat broth, following the classic recipe. Pasta for Passatelli are done from breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, eggs and nutmeg. It’s a perfect winter dish.
Ingredients:
250 g breadcrumbs / pangrattato
100 g parmesan cheese / parmegiano
5 eggs / uova
zest of 1 lemon /1 lemone gratugiato
1 pinch of salt / pizzicato di sale
1 pinch of black pepper / pizzicato di pepe
1 tbsp white flour / farina
1 pinch of nutmeg /pizzico di noce muscato
Step 1. In a big bowl put the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, salt, pepper, nutmeg and flour.
Step 2. Make the hole in the middle and add the eggs.
Step 3. Mix all very well until you can form a ball.
Step 4. Now take the masher (like on the photo) and then, taking small pieces from pasta ball start to squeeze, cut passatelli with knife aprx. 6-7cm long.
Step 5. You can cook them straight away or freeze in the freezer.
Step 6. Enjoy and Buon Appetito!!

Yes, Yes it’s A Christmas post!

Spring is in the air, but before we start enjoy it, I want to remind you about winter … Hahaha, I want to be a little cheeky and tell my story when it’s all past and quite, and I can have all attention to me.
My favorite thing about Italians is that they like and they keep their traditions. Family is very important for Italian people and Christmas celebration is a good reason for the familys’ reunion.
Day before Christmas, by the tradition, on the table will be only fish meals, nobody eat meat.
                                             Spaghetti with fish ragu.                                      Cuttlefish with peas  – Seppie con piselli                                        Tuna patties-Polpettine di  Tonno                                 Mussels with bread crumbs-Cozze Gratinate                                                 Roast Monkfish with Potatoes However,Christmas day is opposite,- table is covered with the tasty meat meals.
                              Cappelletti in Broth  -Cappelletti in Brodo                                              Roast Potatoes-Patate Arrosto                                             Roast Rabbit-ConiglioArrosto                                               Roast Chiken-Pollo Arrosto                                        Chocolate cake-Torta al Cioccolato And most important is that Italians like good quality food, so all the recipes made from scratch and homemade.