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Spring Fever at your local Farmer's Market

Spring is here, and that means sweet tender vegetables, micro greens, and a profusion of young herbs. While at my neighborhood Farmer’s Market this...

Torta di Pasqua

Easter is a special day for most Italian Americans invoking deep memories of family, childhood and religious obserservance. When celebrating Easter...
The brazadèla is  eaten usually for breakfast with milk or, after dinner, with a good glass of red wine

A Slice of the Past: An Italian American Cook-in Brings Childhood Memories to Life

Everyone has favorite childhood memories, and one of mine is of the lovingly prepared food whose aromas filled the air of my old neighborhood in the...
Roasted Fennel and Carrot Soup

Detox with Fennel Italian-Style

With the holidays behind us, many of us have gone a bit overboard with the continual stream of cakes, cookies, libations and heavy meals. If you are...
Pork sausages atop braised lentils. | Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016 

For New Year’s: Lentils For Luck and Pork For Plenty, Infused With Holy Oil

Lentils and pork sausages, the first to represent coins, the second for abundance, served up together, has long been considered an auspicious dish...
Pumpkin Tiramisù

Pumpkin Tiramisu`

Tiramisu is a beloved Italian dessert. It's smooth, creamy and caffeinated so what's not to like? I love making it for holidays primarily because it'...
Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Ingredients: 1 Lb Pappardelle pasta, 1/2 Lb Ground beef, 1/2 Lb Ground pork, 6 Oz Tomato paste, 1 Small onion, finely chopped, 1 Carrot, finely...
Summer peaches

Summer peaches

With their alluring blush, seductive perfume and luscious interior, peaches are the quintessential summer fruit. Whether eaten out of hand, baked in...

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