Italian Antipasti and a giveaway

Antipasti can be life savers.

Whether you have friends coming around or you are simply too tired to put dinner together the humble salami will save your life.

There is something about slicing salami which takes me back to my roots. After all I come from Friuli where salame, prosciutto and fresh cheese are typical produce of the area and people eat them on a daily basis.

If you get invited there by someone do not be surprised if the first thing they do is to head to their cantina or cellar, come back with a chunky long salame and start slicing like there is no tomorrow. Then just as they give you about 10 slices of thick fresh salame, red wine will start to pour to the brim. Do not ever say you are on a diet or anything like that as they will look at you wondering if you are unwell.

My dad is wise, he said to me some time ago:” If you diet too hard or get obsessed about whatever you put in your mouth then you’ll go crazy in your head”.

He is a typical guy from the area, certainly not subtle, whatever he has to say he will say. I got his point though.

Let’s celebrate food then! Take a look at my meat antipasti I did a little while back. That was a real feast that was! We had too many a few glasses of Merlot with it! Red wine goes well with meat antipasti.

Italian meat antipasti

In order to feed my obsession with antipasti today something fab arrived at my door just in time for lunch: my own personalised serving boardΒ  courtesy of Getting Personal.
Fewer than a couple of hours later I had unwrapped the packaging and the board was covered with a blanket of salami, San Daniele ham, mozzarella and olives. I had some rustic bread which I toasted a little and..(I could see hubby getting really excited!), let’s go baby lunch is served!
Italian Antipasti on a serving board

Getting Personal specialises in personalised gifts from glasswear, to calendars and sweets – perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.

Today they are offering a personalized serving board to one lucky My Little Italian Kitchen reader . This board is made of good quality wood, it is light weight and really elegant. It will make a beautiful present for someone.


Italian meat antipasti















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  5. This giveaway closes on 21st October 2015

I received a personalized serving board from Getting Personal to review. No payment was received. All opinions are my own.

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311 Responses to Italian Antipasti and a giveaway

  1. Tracy k Nixon

    My favourite pasta is Strozzapreti!

  2. Tracey Peach

    I love all pasta & don’t have a favourite πŸ™‚

  3. Chris Andrews

    What is your favourite type of pasta? . . . . . . lasagne

  4. Harry Sutton


  5. bev

    i do love spaghetti

  6. pete c

    Lasagne is my favourite

  7. Amy Dickson

    There’s too many too choose from but a favourite is Penne Arrabiata

  8. charlie brunton

    My favourite type of pasta is fusilli!

  9. iain maciver


  10. Emma Fox

    whole wheat fusilli

  11. Debbie Skerten

    We love pasta in this house, but my favourite is Farfalle.

  12. Maya Russell

    I like all types of pasta but particularly like spaghetti.

  13. Paul Scotland

    My favourite pasta is spaghetti

  14. Linda

    This looks so good. We were just talking about Antipasti last night. One of our friends is Italian from NY. and he said his family made Antipasti with meat, cheese, peppers. Such an awesome dish.

    • Alida

      Thanks Linda, antipasti always go down well!

  15. cheryl hadfield


  16. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Hi Alida,
    I know that this is for UK only, but I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed reading your words. Your dad sounds like he get it and I also remember my family putting out the antipasti every time we had guest or family over. My dad was the one who put all of the goodies in a platter or in dishes. It was his thing and still is even though he is 88. Never a day went by without some sort of salami with cheese or bread before our dinner. Thanks for sharing it brought back many happy memories…Have a great Sunday!
    Hugs x Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      We Italians just love antipasti, don’t we? It is always a feast taking out all those gorgeous salami, cheese and olives..!

  17. ashleigh allan


  18. Beth Bowdler


  19. Julie Booth


  20. Sarah Linda Lees

    Macaroni. I’m easy πŸ™‚

  21. Samantha Loughlin

    Prawn and chorizo linguine

  22. kayleigh Bates

    Spaghetti, Im a simple girl lol x

  23. Mary Chez


  24. Michaela Hannah

    I’m pretty boring because i love spaghetti

  25. laura banks

    i like gnocchi

  26. Jennifer Haden

    I’m gluten free and paleo, so I don’t eat noodles so much anymore, but I have been loving courgette noodles, lovely in a soup x

  27. Rebecca England

    I love angel hair pasta. Recently I’ve discovered orzo pasta and am loving it!

  28. Liam Bishop

    Fusilli πŸ™‚

  29. Laura Pritchard

    Fusilli, with pesto coating it!

  30. Karen Walder

    I love lasagne!

  31. gemma brown

    vegetable lasgane

  32. Jon Sellers

    Lasagne is my favourite

  33. Louise Smith


  34. Vivien Taylor


  35. clair downham

    fusilli thankyou

  36. La cucina di Molly

    Che antipasto invitante Alida, fa venire l’acquolina in bocca! In bocca al lupo a tutti i partecipanti al giveaway! Un abbraccio!

  37. Julie Tift

    Lasagne is my favourite pasta

  38. Amandeep Sibia


  39. James Harris

    Homemade lasgane is my favourite way to eat pasta.

  40. Claire D

    I love spaghetti bolognaise

  41. KATHY D


  42. Rachel Craig


  43. laura stewart

    homemade macaroni xx lots of cheese onto and garlic bread x

  44. Rhonda

    Definitely Lasagne.

  45. Lisa Pond

    Spaghetti, so much slurping! πŸ™‚

  46. Sean Downer

    Prawn and chorizo with any pasta works grest

  47. Joanne Hutchings


  48. Natalie Charman


  49. Geoff Dagger


  50. kimberley ryan

    I just love pasta, but my favourite has to be Tagliatelle

  51. Sharon

    All pasta

  52. carole n

    All pasta but especially fusilli

  53. Deb Alexander

    Pesto and Tuna pasta salad (any pasta shape is fine with us!!)

  54. Helen Metcalfe

    Love my homemade Mac & cheese but love all types of pasta

  55. Abbie Smith

    I love tortellini such a simple and tasty meal

  56. sandra bald


  57. Max Power

    Anything with lots of spice and garlic.

  58. Iris

    Lasagna but I like them all really

  59. Corinne Peat

    Love tagliatelle!

  60. lisa tebbutt

    i love all pasta

  61. guy

    Lasagne mmmmmmm

  62. aaron broad

    Spaghetti is my favourite

  63. Lynn Heath

    I love tortellini!

  64. Rey Chunara

    Has to be spaghetti

  65. Tracey Parker

    I like fusilli with mozzarella and aubergine

  66. Mark Richmond


  67. Agnieszka Sady

    Has to be lasagne!

  68. Bonnie King

    Spaghetti mainly because we use it the most.

  69. irene gilmour


  70. Ruth Harwood


  71. Adeline

    Anything pasta really, I love pasta! But I thing it would have to be lasagne!

  72. claire woods


  73. Lyla Horley


  74. Donna W

    I love spaghetti with king prawns, chilli, cherry tomatoes and rocket. Delicious!

  75. Rebecca Howe

    All pasta is delicious, but a carbonara or a nice spag bol would be my favourite!

  76. Alica

    Anything with cheese!!! πŸ™‚

  77. Jlath


  78. amy bondoc

    love Linguine

  79. Jo Bryan

    I adore spaghetti especially carbonara, or with pesto and Parmesan.

  80. barbara daniels

    I adore lasagne delish!!!!!!

  81. Jackie ONeill


  82. Kim Neville

    Lasagne is our favourite

  83. Rebecca Williams

    Tagliatelli is my favourite pasta πŸ™‚

  84. claire blaney

    tagliatelle is my fave x

  85. Frances Heaton

    I love Lasagne and the flat sheets of pasta are my favourites.

  86. Zenath

    My favourite type of pasta is penne

  87. claire nutman

    Spagetti x

  88. Penny H

    Spaghetti is my favourite! The board looks fantastic and wow, how appetising does your platter look?

    • Alida

      Thank you!

  89. Lisa Buckley


  90. Anne-Marie Wigley

    gluten free carbonara

  91. Sarah-Jane

    Spaghetti Prima Vera

  92. Lorraine Tinsley

    Tortellini is my favourite with spinach and ricotta

  93. laura miller


  94. Nicki Simpson

    Fusili mmmm

  95. kate philpott

    spaghetti is a family fav

  96. Lynne Durkin

    Fusilli as it can be used with so many things x

  97. Lisa Parker

    I love Spaghetti! x

  98. julie kenny

    Lasagne is my favourite

  99. Val Swift


  100. Ray Becker


  101. Allan Smith

    Fusilli all the way πŸ˜€

  102. Pam Francis Gregory


  103. darren hay

    I love pasta, and my favourite is Farfalle.

  104. Sue Harrison

    I love the different filled pasta ravioli you can buy now

  105. Natasha M


  106. Lucy Igoe


  107. Tracy Gladman

    I love spaghetti

  108. sallyh


  109. Charlotte Moore


  110. Helen Adams


  111. Roger Bufton


  112. Jill Webb

    love lasagne

  113. Shivon Davis

    Pasta Shells i love them x

  114. Amanda Hart

    I love all pastas but favourite has to be spaghetti

  115. Sarah Mackay

    Love pasta Farfali is probably my favourite

  116. Martina Evans

    I love all types of pasta. But I love Linguine more!

  117. Nat thomason


  118. caroline walliss


  119. Stephanie Whitehouse

    Green spinach tagliatelle

  120. helen tovell


  121. Samantha Mann

    Wholewheat Fuscilli

  122. Patricia Edwards

    My favourite is Carbonara

  123. Jo Carroll


  124. Sam Goodwin


  125. Gill


  126. Jayne T

    Mine is spaghetti.

  127. Sarah


  128. Steve Dickinson

    I don’t like pasta!

  129. Vicky Osborne

    Something creamy

  130. rebecca nisbet


  131. betony Bennett

    I love baked pasta like lasagna and canneloni

  132. Jennifer Toal


  133. Victoria Wise

    I love tagliatelle in a creamy blue cheese sauce!

  134. Jo m Welsh

    I like lasagna

  135. Rebecca Smith




  137. Nichola Mackay

    I love tagliatelle, mix in some soft cheese, peas and smoked salmon, chives and salt and pepper yum

  138. sharon martin


  139. Ann Skamarauskas

    Farfalle, particularly with pesto

  140. jen jackson


  141. Richard R




  143. Cupcake R

    Macaroni is my favourite

  144. Allan Wilson

    Semolina gnocchi served in a blue cheese cream sauce

  145. Katie Skeoch

    Seafood linguine

  146. Lauren Old


  147. Megan Kinsey

    fusili πŸ™‚

  148. Jamie Walker

    Tagletelli πŸ™‚

  149. Liz


  150. Kat Allinson

    Tagliatelle πŸ™‚

  151. Esme MCCRUBB


  152. Helen CLAYTON

    I love the wide strips of papardelle with a meaty slow cooked ragu!

  153. Phyllis May Ellett

    Just love Linguine at the moment.

  154. Mike Gerrie


  155. Gemma Snell


  156. Gwyn Sharps

    Linguine. Either with seafood or veg.

  157. Lucia Critchley

    tortellini πŸ™‚

  158. Ann Peters

    Lovely Lasagne for me!

  159. Holly edmundson

    Mine has to be Lasagne πŸ˜€ xx

  160. Karen R

    I love spaghetti

  161. Brenda Wilkes


  162. Kirsty Fox

    Lasagne is my favourite.

  163. EJ Dunn


  164. Sarah Bates


  165. Angela Morgan


  166. Kerry Kilmister

    I love Tagliatelle

  167. Purmala Shrestha

    Lasagne is my one of favourite pasta. πŸ™‚

  168. Angie Hoggett

    tortellini, especially with some sort of goats cheese filling

  169. Helen Humphries


  170. Anthea Holloway

    My favourite type of pasta is ravioli.

  171. liz ferguson

    olive oil and olives xx

  172. Tim Woolfenden

    Pasta shells with mince covered in hot chilli sauce…love it

  173. Barbara Handley


  174. Helena


  175. Jo Glasspool

    I love Tagletelli

  176. Emily Clark

    Angel hair!

  177. zoe g


  178. Laura Asplin


  179. Sheri Darby

    I love spaghetti

  180. Monica Gilbert

    Angel hair pasta

  181. Jose


  182. Lyndsay Harris


  183. Kelly Hanson

    It’s a toss up between Tortellini and Tagliatelle. Love them both πŸ™‚

  184. Emily Jayne Phipps


  185. Sheila Shepheard

    Rigatoni cooked al dente

  186. Emma Jones

    Pasta with mushrooms in a creamy sauce.. I could eat it every day!

  187. elaine stokes

    I love penne

  188. Susan B

    I like good old fashioned spaghetti the best.

  189. MichelleD

    I love seafood linguine!

  190. Emily Hutchinson

    Spirali, it works well in a pasta salad

  191. Emilia nastaly-howard


  192. S Mayat


  193. Lauren Prater


  194. Jenny Jones

    I love Tagliatelle

  195. Andrew Hindley


  196. Trudi Walsh

    I love Fusilli, I prefer to have this with my bolognaise rather than spaghetti

  197. jodie harvey


  198. Theresa M

    Favourite pasta: Tagliatelle Verde, favourite sauce: Carbonara … bellissimo!



  200. Kristy Brown

    linguine for me

  201. donna l jones

    our favourite is Farfalle.

  202. Diana

    My favourite is fusilli πŸ™‚

  203. Nathan Wilson

    Lasagna , so many little variations to change the flavour

  204. Rebecca Howells

    I love fresh penne pasta with roasted vegetables, feta and pesto – yum! (@PeanutHog)

  205. Dee McNicol

    It’s a toss up (see what I did there) with spaghetti and macaroni!

  206. jemma dwyer


  207. Rennene Hartland

    fusilli for me

  208. Lisa Wilkinson

    Tricolor Fusilli


    Spaghetti especially with home made meat balls

  210. Sarah-Jane Laycock

    I am a spaghetti oholic – loved it from the very first taste in my childhood x

  211. Teresa sheldon

    raviloi love the little parcels with all sorts of different fillings

  212. Kay Foster

    Penne….I know it doesn’t sound exciting, but I love making my own sauce with tom’s I’ve grown.

  213. Eleanor P


  214. Lynda S

    Penne with tomato and basil sauce:)

  215. Gillian Hale

    Spaghetti with a nice carbonara sauce – yummy

  216. tracey ryder


  217. angela sandhu


  218. Cerys John


  219. Megan Davies

    my favourite pasta is free pasta πŸ™‚

  220. Anneka Hulse

    penne is my favorite

  221. Deborah Hambleton

    I love spaghetti but it’s so messy! Or is it just me that’s messy!

  222. Krzysia

    Spaghetti (Marinara)

  223. Elisha

    i like it all

  224. Emma


  225. Caroline Signey


  226. Kim Lam

    A real meaty lasagna

  227. Joanne O'Neill

    No doubt carbonara!

  228. Nancy Bradford

    I love the way rigatoni holds loads of sauce and is much easier to eat than spaghetti, etc.


    Orzo or lasagna

  230. Victoria Prince

    Tricolour Tagliatelle πŸ™‚

  231. sharon dickson

    Amazing recipes and lovely board. I love spaghetti.

  232. Gillian Hutchison


  233. Debbie Preston


  234. denise s


  235. Ashley Phillips

    I love having fusilli cold in a salad as it mixes well with salad dressings, but I love to cook with farfalle

  236. Judith Luscombe

    Spagetti is my favourite, somehow it tastes better than other pasta



  238. Rachelle Hands

    My favourite pasta is rigatoni

  239. Richard Green

    Fresh home made pasta is just the best

  240. Sarah Buckley

    It might seem boring but I can’t help it – I just love spaghetti!

  241. zoe somerfield

    All pasta is lovely but my fave has to be tagliatelle

  242. Lyndsay-Rose


  243. Kate Leather


  244. David Price

    Ravioli is my favourite

  245. Helen


  246. Lizzy Cooper

    Spelt pasta

  247. Hayley Todd

    My favourite pasta recipe is tagliatelle with lemon, creme fraiche + rocket πŸ™‚

  248. lynn neal

    Whole wheat spaghetti!

  249. Sarah Mills


  250. Cristin

    conchiglie, brings back memories of when I was younger my mum always used this pasta

  251. sarah clegg

    fusilli πŸ™‚

  252. Helen

    I love all pasta!

  253. lindsay chadburn

    i love spaghetti carbonara!!!

  254. Caroline James

    I love fusilli.

  255. ChrisM Baker


  256. dawn f


  257. Claire Nelson

    I love it all but particularly penne.

  258. Caroline Wood

    I love all types ( apart from maccaroni ) I use pasta to make sooo many meals and have set most my familyoff liking pasta too πŸ˜›

  259. natalie

    Spaghetti !!

  260. Chris Hall

    Tagliatelle is my favourite

  261. julie stephens

    penne with my famiy

  262. Anne Jenkins

    Lasagne I LOVE

  263. Rachel Butterworth


  264. Kim Styles


  265. chirag P


  266. Trevor Linvell

    I like tagliatelle the most

  267. Sam B


  268. michelle banks


  269. Claire Ward


  270. Pauline Black

    Fusilli but I also love spaghetti!

  271. lora

    Gnocchi if it counts – pure comfort food πŸ™‚

  272. kelly holden


  273. Herbert Appleby

    Tricolor Tagliatelle

  274. Dawn Barnes


  275. Karen Richards


  276. chris miller

    I love pasta πŸ™‚

  277. Matt Brasier


  278. frances hopkins


  279. Kathryn Casbolt


  280. Natalie Crossan

    whole wheat fusilli

  281. Lydia Graham

    I couldn’t pick one as I like all pasta

  282. Lyndsey Jones

    I like linguine – I do a dish with prawns, lots of garlic and tomatoes and finished with some tarragon. Its pretty good even if I do say so myself!

  283. Lauren Chaplin

    i love Lasagne and spaghetti


    I Love Tortelloni and any filled pasta

  285. Janet Rumley

    Ravioli xxx

  286. Neha Parmar

    Lasagne yum yum

  287. Natalie Gillham

    Pata tubes πŸ™‚

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