How to Make the Best Tagliatelle al Ragu alla Bolognese

  Tagliatelle al Ragu alla Bolognese is a classic dish from Bologna. Our authentic Bolognese recipe is made with fresh pasta and a traditional Bolognese ragu. If you were asked to name a dish from Bologna, most non-Italians would automatically think of spaghetti Bolognese. And, for sure, tagliatelle al ragu alla Bolognese is the dish that spaghetti Bolognese is based on. But Italians would remind you that there are a lot more dishes Bologna is famous for. And, as you … Read More

Easy Red Wine and Herb Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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For the busy cook, there is nothing better than a slow cooker when approaching the cooler times of the year. And cooking with red wine? It’s easier than you think and this recipe of red wine and herb casserole in the slow cooker is the perfect way to find out! A very popular ingredient in our household when it comes to cooking richly-flavored casseroles, is a bottle of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Between the Pinot Noir and the slow cooker you … Read More

Sensational Beef Stifado a Pleasant Surprise from Cyprus

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Today we feature a classic, Greek stew – beef stifado, or should that be the famous, Cypriot dish? Whatever its origins, we are featuring it today! Commonplace throughout the region, it is a robust flavored stew, containing slow-cooked beef that just melts in your mouth. Beef stifado is traditionally served with orzo (small, rice-shaped pasta) or hilopittes (egg pasta). This is a great dish to enjoy in the cooler months. Simple to prepare, it just slowly simmers away while you … Read More

Peruvian Stuffed Peppers Direct from Arequipa

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Peruvian stuffed peppers is a dish which is the pride and joy of Arequipa, the white city, Peru’s second largest behind Lima. Locally known as Rocoto Relleno, it makes a hearty meal when served with scalloped potatoes. Eating it is like being transported to Arequipa for the duration of your meal! No ground meat or rice used here. The filling includes diced pork and beef, hard-boiled eggs, salad onion and peanuts, all deliciously flavored with various spices. The signature piece … Read More

Testi Kebap Recipe

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Testi (mug in Turkish) Kebap (meat in Turkish) is basically a stew of meat, tomatoes and some vegetables. There is a high proportion of meat in this stew. The traditional method of cooking is to place the ingredients inside a sealed clay jug. The clay jug is then placed in the coals at the bottom of a tandir, which is a large clay pot oven buried in the earth. This is a traditional meal from Cappadocia. When cooked, the still … Read More

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