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    17 November 2012 // flaviabi

    chitarra mazzancolle e crema di fave 009

    For 4 people:

    300 gr. of spaghetti (see the recipe here)

    200 gr. prawns

    150 gr. cherry tomatoes

    Half glass of white wine

    Two tablespoons of cognac

    150 gr. Of dried fava beans shelled

    Fennel seeds or better yet fresh fennel flowers

    1 clove of garlic

    1 shallot


    Extra virgin olive oil (the new one!!)


    If you want make spaghetti, otherwise buy it ….. With holy patience shell the prawns and set aside their heads. Blanch the cherry tomatoes in boiling water and peel them. In a pan, sauté the shallots finely chopped and crushed garlic, pour the white wine and add the cherry tomatoes cut into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes add water if necessary. In another deep pan, boil dried fava beans  in salted water and white wine until completely mashed, making sure to turn them to prevent them from sticking. At this point mix to obtain a homogeneous cream. Put the heads of the shrimp in a pan with water, salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes, blend it and strain the mixture that you will add to the cooked cherry tomatoes. Another pan: put a little oil and cook the prawns for 3-4 minutes blending with cognac. We are ready to go: cook the pasta, and when ready sauté in the pan with cherry tomatoes and add the prawns. Put a generous tablespoon of cream of fava beans in the bottom of the pot, add the pasta and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fennels seeds…. GOOD!

  2. What wonderful things women can do!!!!

    21 October 2011 // flaviabi

    diane 20 ott 001

    This group of friends, Diane, Elna, Fay and Joy decided to take a vacation together in Umbria. Former classmates who now live around the world (Australia, England, Canada and South Africa) met in Umbria. Each day one of the girls decided to do an activity, and today Diane decided to learn how to make pasta! They were great! And we have prepared, TAGLIATELLE with gorgonzola and eggplants, spaghetti alla chitrra with caprese, ravioli filled with ricotta and mushrooms,  maltagliati with courgettes.


    16 July 2011 // flaviabi


    Now is the season we can get the summer truffle, which is not good and important as the winter one, but it has its own personality!
    Ingredients for 4 people:
    400 gr. Tagliatelle/noodles (if you have patience , make it!)
    70-80 gr. fresh truffles
    1 clove of garlic
    Extra virgin olive oil
    4 anchovy fillets (if you like, I do love it)

    Cut the clove of garlic very thin, and brown it in a pan with olive oil (be generous with oil). If you like, melt 4 anchovy fillets in oil. Carefully clean the truffles, brushing with a toothbrush, and grate half of it in the oil with the garlic and anchovies. Mix well, add a sprinkling of pepper and turn off the heat. Cover the pan with the lid. Cook the noodles in salted water, and finish cooking in the pan with the sauce, add the parsley finely chopped. Before serving, grate the remaining truffle over the tagliatelle.


    10 May 2011 // flaviabi

    tagliatelle alle melanzane

    This is the smell of summer….

    Ingredients (4 people):
    400 gr. Tagliatelle
    150 gr. Mozzarella cheese
    1 eggplant
    1 onion
    1 clove of garlic
    200 gr. Tomato sauce

    Cut the eggplant in slices and cook in the oven grill. When are cooked cut them into cubes. Cook in a pan with oil, the onion finely chopped and a clove of garlic, when they are golden, add the tomato sauce, oregano and basil and the eggplant. Add salt and chilli and cook for about 15 minutes, adding water if needed. Cook noodles in salted water for about 3-4 minutes and then finished cooking directly in the sauce. When the noodles are cooked, add the diced mozzarella and a drizzle of virgin olive oil.