Posts Tagged ‘italy’

Best Ravioli Maker – Create Amazing Homemade Pasta Shapes

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Easily the most distinctive type of pasta, ravioli holds a special place in the hearts and stomachs of pasta lovers worldwide. While spaghetti, fettucini, and penne are simply different shapes of the same dough, ravioli offers new versatility with the addition of flavorful stuffings.

When each piece of pasta embraces delicious meat, cheese, and herb blends, you’ll be able to craft a bountiful array of new recipes in your kitchen.

Best French Press Coffee Grinders: Our Top 3 Picks for 2017

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If you love French pressed coffee, then you probably already know that the consistency and quality of your grinder will make a world of difference to the taste of each cup. Choosing the best French press coffee grinder, however, isn’t as daunting as you might think.

So long as you know what to look for, finding the right grinder will come easy. 

Best Espresso Machine under $200: A Look at Decent Espresso Brewers That Don’t Cost Thousands

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How I Started My Search for a Good Brewer with a Reasonable Price Tag

My life might have its ups and down but well-brewed coffee always calms me down. I do not like the idea of waiting in line for more than ten minutes just to get my fix when I can make some for myself in a shorter time frame.

Waiting only adds to my craving; what’s worse? Getting your shot then realizing it’s not as good as they make it sound.

How to make Pesto

Written by Sean Jewett on . Posted in the kitchen hand

How to make Pesto

Scroll down for the recipe and instruction on how to make pesto

One of my favorite times of the year is when basil plants are exploding with fresh leaves that need to be used before they turn. This is pesto season!! I like to get the whole family together for making pesto from scratch. Not only are they extra hands in processing the ingredients, it’s a great time to hang out with a captive audience who may have ideas to make a different kind of pesto. I made my first sun dried tomato pesto as a result of one of our “basil bashing” sessions.

How to Make Bolognese Sauce

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How to Make Bolognese Sauce

How you say, Bolognese!

Spaghetti alla Bolognese, so delicious, so not Italian, but why hold ourselves to tradition when combining talents can make better food?

Bolognese sauce reminds me of the original meat loaf; the original meat loaf was beef, pork, and veal, ground separately and prepared in layers, when was the time you had traditional meat loaf?

Breville Barista Express Review

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Breville Barista Express Review
 
(Updated May 2017) – Couple of shots of espresso makes Jack a happy lad. Who doesn’t love one (or 3 – 4) freshly ground, aromatic and mind-zapping espresso shots to kick-start a day or invigorate one’s mind and body when one needs to go that extra mile (or 3 -4)!

Nurturing this love for espresso in the hearts of millions is theBreville Barista Espresso Machine.With a heavyweight name such as Breville,a world leader in culinary appliances, it does have all the “kitchen cred” that you look in a coffee maker but isthe Breville Barista Express Espresso Maker really worth yourcash?

Let’s find out

Lello Pasta Maker

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Lello Pasta Maker

Lello pasta maker: home-made pasta (at home)

(Updated June 2016) – You can’t beat the taste of fresh, home-made pasta. Of course, there are some hand operated, classic pasta machines out there and these are good,but it sometimes takes an expert to get the pasta right. If you love pasta and want to make it at home then an electric pasta machine could be right up your alley.

One such machine is the lello pasta maker. Let’s have a look at this pasta making magician in more detail.