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Italian cooking is defined by tasty ingredients, passion, stylish design, functional equipment, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying delicious meals together. Our blogs offer tips and inspiration, so you can experience the Italian passion for cooking, eating, coffee and design, and to create an Italian ambiance in your own home.

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Make the best cappuccino at home

for the perfect white moustache

Many people are a big fan of the cappuccino, both in Italy and elsewhere. But not everyone knows that you can easily make a good cappuccino at home. Especially when the temperature of the coffee is adjusted correctly, and you familiarise yourself with the steam and amount of froth.

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Spaghetti alle vongole

an italian classic

A classic recipe, and one that everyone should be able to make, is spaghetti alle vongole veraci, a simple starter made with sea fruit, suitable for any season. Preparing it takes about 20 minutes, but don't underestimate the time it takes to remove the sand from the vongole.

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The tradition of aperitivo in the Netherlands

history of l'aperitivo

The aperitivo on an Italian day is the time between la passeggiata and la cena, a moment to relax with friends. During the aperitivo, you celebrate being together with friends, getting in the spirit for la cena: dinner.

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Rustic Kitchens

inspiration & ideas

A rustic kitchen is characterised by the use of natural materials, such as wood, in combination with cosy and warm colours. Another important characteristic of rustic kitchens is the decorative finishes. These decorative finishes can be found in the cabinet handles, cabinet doors or accessories. 

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What coffee does an Italian order?

from espresso to maroccino

A latte macchiato, cappuccino, espresso or americano... Luckily, these types of coffees have been well-established in the Netherlands and are available in virtually every coffee shop. The menu is continuously supplemented with more coffee types. In Italy, the number of types is beyond counting, as well as the way of drinking the coffee.

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Pasta Burro e Salvia

quick & easy

'Pasta burro e salvia' is a starter with cheese, milk and herbs. It's a quick and easy dish, because as the Italians know, the best meals are often the simplest. In the time that it takes to boil the pasta, you will have exactly enough time to prepare a creamy, tasty sauce! If you don't have a lot of time to make a meal, 'pasta burro e salvia' is perfect as a starter.

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Aperitivo Negroni

campari, gin & vermouth

The Aperitivo was created as a functional and uncomplicated way to spend time with friends and/or family. Boretti stimulates the social aspect by making cooking in Italian life style pleasant. Enjoying an Aperitivo with friends while the barbecue is warming up outside is a very good way to spend quality time together. With the Aperitivo, you should have a drink, as every Italian knows.

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Italian Kitchens

inspiration & ideas

Italian cuisine is also known as gourmet cuisine. Italian cuisine owes this fame to the Italian dishes that are popular throughout the world: pasta and pizza. The preparation of these dishes is key to the layout of Italian kitchens. Italian kitchens are not just designed with the luxurious Italian style in mind, but are also adapted to the standard working method of Italians.

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One caffè espresso, please!

dark & rich

The perfect barista doesn't exist. At least, there are very few who can call themselves that, in all honesty. The professional barista must be knowledgeable in a variety of areas: in addition to operating the register, they have to keep the bar tidy and clean, deal with the customers in a friendly manner, but most importantly... they must be able to serve a good espresso. 

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Aperol Spritz

an Italian classic

We all know the the classic image of Italians drinking a cocktail on a piazza, right before dinner time. Italy is the country of the aperitivo, or aperitif, a cocktail with just a little alcohol that is usually drunk before dinner, meant to stimulate the appetite. 

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Modern Kitchens

inspiration & ideas

A modern kitchen can easily be recognised by its straight lines and angled, long shapes. A modern kitchen is characterised by symmetry. In classic kitchens, you often find more intricate details. In modern kitchens, the lines are clean and the volumes are largely uniform. That way, the kitchen feels serene and balanced.

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