Food

Childhood Memories: Sauces of Sicily

My maternal grandparents were born on the shores of Sicily in the little village of Santo Stefano di Camastra, a sleepy place with stunning views...
Potato gnocchi with tomato sauce spiced up with hot sausages. Photo: Nonna’s Way

Classic Potato Gnocchi

There are several variations of gnocchi, but this classic potato gnocchi is a must have in your recipe collection. A simple tomato sauce or even...
Cassata, originally connected to Easter, is now had during the entire year and it is spreading all over the world. Photo by Malgorzata_Kistryn

Her Majesty the Cassata: An Italian Easter Tradition

A vigorous thrust with a fork resolutely imposes on the icing to reach the body of soft ricotta cream in perfect symbiosis with the sponge cake. The...
The dismantlement of the Emilian gang is just the beginning of a series of interventions to safeguard Parmigiano Reggiano producers and their products

Italian crime’s new frontier: luxury food theft

There is no peace to Italy’s most famous cheese: Parmigiano Reggiano. If counterfeit varieties of it were not enough to alarm producers, in the past...

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...
This particular recipe of Peperonata originates from an area at the very tip of Calabria, where they have an exceptionally fertile land and grow an abundant variety of fruits and vegetables.  Photo: Nonna’s Way

Peperonata - The Italian Stir-Fry

‘Peperonata’. A southern Italian mixture of peppers, eggplant, and potatoes with tomato and basil. I guess you could say it is the Italian version of...

Torta di Pasqua

Easter is a special day for most Italian Americans invoking deep memories of family, childhood and religious obserservance. When celebrating Easter...

Pasta e Piselli with Cooking with Nonna

Rossella and her Nonna teach us to make a wonderful pasta with peas - perfect for spring!

Take it with a grain of farro!

This Mediterranean farro dish is going straight to the top of your favourites list once you try it! But first, let’s touch upon the question, ‘what...
Blood orange and almond mascarpone crostata

A blood orange crostata to brighten your table

My grandfather always ended our big family meals by slowly rising from the table and carrying a large bowl of fruit from the sideboard to the table...

A new twist on a classic: ladybug caprese salad

There is nothing like the flavors of fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil and tomatoes. The myriad of ways these simple ingredients can be put together...

How to make great pizza: part 3

Forming and Topping your Pizza To use the dough, turn it out onto a floured surface and to shape your pizza. This recipe will make one large pizza,...
Fennel, pancetta and prosciutto give the lean rabbit "in porchetta" lots of extra flavor

A modern Coniglio in Porchetta

The first and only time I served a whole, intact rabbit was several years ago for Easter dinner (insert humorous comment about serving a bunny on...
Da Alidoro, nel centro di Manhattan, è possibile gustare l'autentico panino italiano. Photo courtesy: www.alidoronyc.com

Reliving the Authentic Italian Panino in New York City

It’s noon in Florence, and you find a spot on the steps of the Duomo. After a bitterly cold winter, you feel your skin gladly soak up the sun shining...
Crespelle with raisins, depending on the recipe's region of origin within Italy, you will find variations of these in different shapes, sizes, and even flavors. Photos copyright Nonna’s Way

Crespelle with Raisins - Deep fried Goodness!

You will love these for dessert or just a snack…pillowy soft dough with raisins, deep fried until golden beautiful then rolled in sugar while still...

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