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This Italian chef is teaching incredible Tuscan recipes on Instagram

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

There is no such thing as a bad time for pasta. Something which Italian chefs are proving, by taking to the internet to share their delicious, carby recipes despite the fact that their country is currently gripped by a terrifying health crisis. 

First we had Nonna Nerina, the 84-year-old grandmother who, with the help of her granddaughter, has taken her live, two-hour pasta lessons online to soothe our souls and bring a little bit of Italy into our homes. 

Now we can also pick up some stellar cooking tips from chef Silvia Grossi. Usually, she’s in charge of all things delicious at Il Salviatino, a grand hotel in Florence, but these days she’s sharing Tuscan recipes on Instagram instead.

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First of all, thank you very much for the kind messages! We are delighted that you liked our recipes and by popular demand here is the recipe for homemade pizza: PIZZA (recipe for 4 pizza): 3 1/2 cups of wholegrain flour 2 cups of bread flour (even Manitoba is ok!) 2 cups of water 1/4 of cups of extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp of salt 1/2 tbs dry yeast Prima di tutto grazie mille per i tantissimi messaggi che ci state inviando! Siamo felicissimi che le nostre ricette vi siano piaciute e a grande richiesta ecco qui la ricetta per la pizza fatta in casa: Ricetta pizza: 400 gr farina tipo 2 400 gr farina tipo 0 500 ml acqua 2 gr lievito di birra secco 25 ml di olio extravergine d’oliva 20 gr sale Chef @s.ilvia_grossi #iocucinoacasa #pizza #homemadepizza #ricettadelgiorno #recipeoftheday #cookingathome #cookingwithlove #chef #cheflife #quarantinecooking #cookingclass #videorecipe #recipes #italianfood #italianrecipe #loveitaly #loveitalianfood #cookwithme #athomewithslh #smithhotels @travelandleisure @virtuosoltd @smallluxuryhotels @mrandmrssmith @condenasttraveller @travellermade @cntraveler @condenast

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The (English language) virtual lessons, which so far have covered pasta, gnocchi, homemade pizza and meatballs with tomato sauce, are dropping on Insta twice a week. They come complete with a full list of ingredients so there are zero excuses for your next lockdown meal to be anything short of deliziosa.

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