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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'...
Pasta alla chitarra with tomatoes and garlic sauce

Cooking in Tuscany: Pasta all’Aglione

Autumn is typically one of my favorite seasons of the year, especially in Italy. A recent trip to Montalcino was glorious – the colors of the vines...
The First Italian Cuisine in the World Week (November 15-23)

The International Week of Italian Cuisine Is Coming This November

Trade fairs, demonstrations, master-classes , workshops, films , lectures, galas and special events aimed at showcasing individual Italian...
One common dish shared by most regions, with regional variations, is the octopus salad

Drunken Octopus Salad – Wine-braised octopus with kale and potatoes)

Octopus is finally available again in seafood stores in Southern California. In Italy, being able to buy freshly fished octopus is nearly a...
Pizza with pork sausage and rapini. | Photo: Copyright Nathan Hoyt, 2016

How About Some Super Healthy Greens on That Pizza Pie?

It’s hard to beat a well-made pizza margherita whose colors are the very symbol of Italy, but in the cool of autumn, I find myself craving a more...
Anellini al forno: baked anellini pasta

Cooking with Nonna: baked anellini

In this video recipe , Rossella Rago of Cooking with Nonna shows us how to prepare Baked anellini, a classic Sicilian dish that is perfect both for a...
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...
Sausage with cardoons. Cardoons are a late winter, early spring specialty. Photo by Manx Taiki Magyer

L’Avventura: The downs and ups of a vacation in Italy

Since my Italian-American childhood, I have always been interested in everything Italian—especially Italian food. Whenever possible, I find myself on...
Baked ricotta dip with oil infused garlic

Fall Comfort Food: Making Fresh Ricotta

Although I am always sad to see summer turn to fall, there is something about the crispness in the air that I can’t help but love. As the fires in...
The town of Barolo among rolling hills with vineyards in Piedmont, Italy.— Photo by olgysha

Wine and Food of Piemonte: A Talk with Author Tom Hyland

It’s been often said that it takes a village to raise a child. One could assert the same about an education in wine and food … getting one takes a...
Cozze alla marchigiana. This simple and fast dish is unusual in its use of saffron

Cozze alla Marchigiana

I was in the Pacific Northwest recently visiting family and as usual, I was amazed at the abundance of fresh local seafood available in the local...
Original lamb and eggplant meatball, without peel, close-up. | Photo: Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016

Meatballs and Memories in a Cape Cod Kitchen

“ I was still young when my life changed…. drastically. Shortly after midnight one Saturday… the smell of smoke awakened me. I ran to my mother’s bed...
The recipe for pesto are so versatile. Do not be afraid to make your own

End of Summer Pesto Recipes to Help Stock the Freeze

A s summer takes its final bow, I find that I am left with armloads of parsley and basil still overtaking the garden beds. Not wanting these...
Spaghetti all’amatriciana | Photo: Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016

Meditating Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

It is not easy to imagine that streets paved by the Romans that we still walk today could tremble savagely beneath our feet like they did in Amatrice...
The piadina flat bread has been a staple of life in Romagna for centuries. Photographic Archive of the Province of Rimini

Discover Romagna’s ancient Piadina flatbread

The Romagnoli people have been eating piada or piadina flat bread for centuries. Indeed, it’s thought that the recipe might even date back to the...

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