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There are various theories related to the origin of this scrumptious dish. Some historians believe that biryani originated from Persia and was brought to India by the Mughals. Whatever the origin, this dish is addictive. Biryani is a celebration of all that is great about Indian food, the impressive aromas, the vibrant colors, the fluffy rice, and the exotic spices.  Chef Ravi


Pasta first courses are a main event in an Italian household. This is a simple unpretentious dish topped with hot toasted breadcrumbs. Toasted breadcrumbs over pasta dishes are common in Southern Italian cooking, especially in hard times when people could not afford cheese. Chef Alba


Portobello mushrooms are the large mature form of baby cremini mushrooms. They can grow up to six inches in diameter. They are low in calorie and have a rich array of antioxidant properties and nutrients. They can be cooked in a variety of ways and served as a side dish or as an alternative to meat as a main course. Enjoy this balsamic marinade to cook the Portabella mushrooms, and if you have extra, use it to dip warm bread. Chef Wecker


Simple, fresh, and delicious, this Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken packs a zesty punch. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are covered in a light and flavorful marinade, with garlic, fresh cilantro, and lime. Cooking chicken on the grill is one of the best ways to bring out flavors. Try this recipe with your favorite toppings in a bowl or taco style. Perfect for the summer! Chef Ravi


Fish Spiedini (skewers in Italian) is a versatile dish prepared in a short time, perfect for a summer outdoor party. There are several kinds of spiedini that can satisfy all types of palates such as fish, vegetables, meats, poultry, cheese, and even fruit. Grilled Fish Spiedini can be served as a delicious appetizer or a main course. It is grilled with small pieces of fish and wild-caught shrimp. A drizzle of viscous balsamic vinegar will complete this dish. Chef Alba


The origin of zaatar dates back to ancient Egypt. Traces of this seasoning have been found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Zaatar or Za'atar is a mixture of spices from the Middle East made from dried herbs, spices, sesame, and fennel seeds. It is a versatile blend of spices used to season meats, seafood, vegetables dishes, or infused in olive oil to use as a seasoning or sauce to soak pita bread.  There may be slight variations depending on regions or countries of the Middle East.  This zaatar blend is perfect to create this shrimp recipe. Chef Alba


A fragrant dish, prepared in a short time that brings to the table the scent and taste of the sea, perfume from fresh herbs from the garden, and the tartness of lime. It is perfect as a finger food or a main course. The pistachio gives this shrimp recipe an incredibly special crunchiness. Tasty and aromatic, this Pistachio and Herb Shrimp dish is a delicacy that will enhances any daily or special menu. Chef Alba


Tilapia with tomatoes and olives is typically a summery dish, light in calories, and rich in flavor. A great dish for those who desire a simple and tasty main course from the sea. The tomatoes and olives enhance the taste of the Tilapia. For a superb finale, finish with a thick drizzle of balsamic! Chef Alba


This agro-dolce sauce (sweet and tangy), can be used as a dip, a glaze, and as a condiment. It can be made ahead for easy dinner prep; allow to cool and keep it in the fridge for a few days. It can be used with roasted potatoes and vegetables, grilled meats, salmon, cheese trays, and crostini. Chef Alba


Chianti Drunken Spaghetti is one of the many traditional recipes of the Cucina Povera in Italy. The uniqueness of this dish is the addition of red wine twice to the spaghetti. Not only is the wine added in the sauce, wine is also added to the pasta boiling water. Taste can vary depending on the type of red wine used. I use a full-bodied Chianti or San Giovese wine. Use a wine which has a full taste and a persistent scent, a good dry and aromatic wine. This recipe is an amazingly special dish, it is so unpretentious that your guest will be amazed. Chef Alba


Scallops are one of the most delicious foods offered by the sea. The easiest and best technique to cook them is to sear them using very little oil or butter. This dish is romantic, quick-cooking, sweet, tender, mild, and delectable. Perfect to include for a Christmas menu as a starter or one of the courses for the Feast of 7 fishes. Chef Alba


This soup was born from the Cucina Povera. It was originally made from remaining pieces of fish that was not sold at the market at the end of the day by fisherman. This main course soup is quick, fragrant and warms the soul especially on a cold night. Chef Alba


Pasta with broccoli and sausage is a perfect dish to bring to the table for a Sunday lunch with the family. Although it looks like an elaborate dish, it is actually simple to make. I'm sure that as soon as your family and guests taste it, it will be a success! Chef Alba


Cauliflower Carbonaro is a warm and comforting typical Italian dish. Want something different for the holidays? This is a great side dish to bring to the table with friends and family. If you love pasta Carbonara, this vegetable version will surprise you because the end result is genuinely tasty and full of flavor. If you wanted to serve this dish over rice or pasta, simply cut the cauliflower into smaller florets! Chef Alba


Sausages in Red wine is an extremely delicious main dish, perfect to prepare as a rustic dinner or a special dinner. Partly boiling the sausages before cooking in the wine helps the meat absorb all its taste! It is particularly important to choose a good dry red wine, which can also be served with the dinner. This recipe can be enjoyed with baked potatoes or polenta. Make this recipe, the result will be a dish with a robust flavor and aroma. Chef Alba

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