If it's Natale — Christmas Day, lots of folks in Italy are at home getting ready for a big meal. Food is a priority, and taken very seriously.
Of course, Italy is famous for pasta, and so on Christmas, the dinner table for traditional Italians will often include lasagne al forno (baked lasagna). Here are three recipes in Italian:
Lasagne al forno Lasagne verdi Lasagne vegane
You wouldn't want to eat lasagna every day, but it's hard to say no to. Even Luca Manara can't say no. Note that, as for other kinds of pasta, the plural is used: lasagne.
Ecco qua il miracolo di zia Caterina,
Here it is, Aunt Caterina's miracle,
le famose lasagne al forno per festeggiare
the famous baked lasagna to celebrate
l'ennesimo caso risolto brillantemente, ecco qua.
the umpteenth case solved brilliantly, here you are.
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Tortellini in brodo (Tortellini in broth) is another favorite. See more about tortellini here.
Making homemade brodo (broth) is common in Italy, and is easy and worth it. If you’re not sure what to do with the rind from your parmigiano (parmesan cheese), well, just throw it in the pot with the other basic ingredients: various cuts of meat and bones, celery, parsley, carrots and onions. The parmigiano rinds add some great flavor.
Here’s a recipe for brodo, in Italian.
From the Yabla video series about the famous chef Gualtiero Marchesi, we can see how special a simple broth can be.
La preparazione del brodo è come
The preparation of broth is like
la preparazione della pozione magica...
preparing the magic potion...
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