GNOCCHI ALLA ROMANA, ITALY – VIDEO

In the new chapter of the show I met my Italian friend Mario. He is very passionate about gastronomy and, as a good Italian, he knows to distinguish perfectly real Italian food. He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: to cook Gnocchi alla Romana.
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There are a lot of movies that show us many Italian-American clichés and the people from around the world take them as truly Italian. The Godfather is a perfect example. In the movie, Don Corleone and his squad lead the Sicilian mafia in the USA, but actually the only Italian trait they have are Italian grandfathers. The food they eat is not Italian and most of them don’t even speak a word in the European relative’s language.

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PORCO NA LATA: ORIGINAL RECIPE

 

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Original “Porco na lata”

I must say that Roberta explained me very well how to cook Porco na lata but, since I promise not to look for the original recipe on the Internet, at the end I always feel to change something. Trust me when I say I’m cooking only with the information my guests provide me!

For this recipe Roberta proposed a cooking technique: the Confit. Confit means to cook something covered in fat at slow heat for a looooooong time. In this case it was meat. The result of using this technique is similar to boil meat for long BUT in this way the result is much tastier and juicier. Continue reading “PORCO NA LATA: ORIGINAL RECIPE”