When there’s a blizzard outside, how else can you keep your taste for life alive if not with pizza with spicy sausages, hearty mushroom soup and roast duck. Turns out Italians know how to make up recipes for cold weather too. Here’s a warming Italian lunch menu – a magical way to give yourself a Roman holiday without leaving the confines of your own flat.
Sausage pizza instead of boring sandwiches
The name Pepperoni pizza comes from the spicy smoked sausage that serves as its obligatory ingredient. But Italian sausage is not necessary; all pepperoni smoked sausages are fine. Melted cheese, spicy sausage rounds, thin crispy dough – this pizza has everything that not only Italians like, but also us, natives of northern latitudes.
Mushroom cream soup, as the Italians like it
Mushroom cream soup is a dish without a nationality. But when you mix it with olives and aromatic herbs, the soup brings out the Italian flavour and gives it a more authentic flavour. And the sacred significance that a bowl of thick, hot soup has in our fight against the cold is out of question.
Duck legs as an excuse to bring the family together
What better way to enjoy a hearty, home-cooked meal than with roast duck? Except for duck and pumpkin. The red flesh gives an optimistic, sunny touch to the whole feast. But it’s important to make sure that the duck legs are cooked so that the meat separates from the bones. How to do it? We’ll tell you.