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By Admin (on 09/01/2012 @ 00:11:21, in Italian cooking, read 23482 times)

Caprese SaladWith the arrival of Mozzarella cheese in our store it seemed right to share one of the simpliest and tastiest salad from the mediterranean tradition. I am talking about the famous Caprese Salad (or Insalata Caprese like we say in Italy). In this biref article I'd like to tell you not only how to prepare this Italian dish but also share its history and some facts about it.

CapriFirst of all the Caprese Salad takes its name from the island of Capri in the Campagna region (south of Italy). It is not clear excatly when it was invented but it became famous in the 1950s. The tradition tells that a real Insalata Caprese is made of cow's milk Mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil and oregano but in most of the other Italian regions you might find it garnished with basil leaves. If you're familiar with a Caprese Salad garnished with balsamic vinegar, do not be mistaken as this is an American variant to the original recipe. In Fiji you can prepare a perfect Italian Caprese Salad from ingredients you'll find at Flavio's Italian Shop or at Va Bene store in Suva... and here's how to do it:

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By Admin (on 21/12/2011 @ 02:48:46, in Italian cooking, read 19805 times)

Italian PanettoneA classic holiday dessert from Milan,  Panettone is as traditional to an Italian Christmas as Lovo is for a Fijian feast.
Give your family another reason to enjoy the holidays "the Italian way" with this delicious sweet bread!

Ingredients (Serves 10-12):

  • 1 bag active dry yeast (11gr)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Panettone2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups of Riscossa Flour
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

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By Admin (on 01/12/2011 @ 06:48:22, in Italian cooking, read 24633 times)

Pizza alla romanaBeing Italians living in Fiji we've always complained about the lack of real Italian pizza.
A real Italian pizza is hard to find if you don't have authentic Italian ingredients. Ok, you can use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella or tomato sauce (ketchup) instead of Italian tomato puree but once you have had the chance to try a pizza in Italy, or a pizza made with Italian ingredients, you will realize that is the first REAL pizza you've ever had.
Now there is no need to fly to Naples to taste a genuine Italian Pizza. Thanks to the range of Italian ingredients you can find at Flavio's Italian Shop, even you can make an Italian Pizza with a capital "P" that will surspise your friends and loved ones and will make them ask for more. Just follow the recipes below for thin base traditional pizzas or a thick base sicilian style pizza with the right authentic Italian ingredients from our shop (marked with an "*") and your success is guaranteed.

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