adri barr crocetti

Crostata di more - Blackberry crostata

The Berries are In!

Strolling through my neighborhood Farmer’s Market I discovered an embarrassment of riches. There were beautiful red strawberries bursting with flavor...
Amaro Averna, Sicily, Digestivo, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Amaro from the Island: Averna and Citrus Cocktail

Somehow I can’t leave Sicily behind and I’m hooked on Averna Amaro Siciliano . Call me pazza per gli amari. I love this genre of liquor; with its...
It’s Blood Orange Season, with Sorbetto and Gelato!

It's Blood Orange Season, with Sorbetto and Gelato!

Behold the blood orange, that most glorious citrus. It makes wonderfully refreshing sorbetto and delightful gelato, frozen desserts at their best...
Maccheroni alla Chitarra with Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta

Maccheroni alla Chitarra with Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta

When I was little, helping my grandmother make pasta was my idea of a good time. With her deft hands she transformed flour and eggs into silken pasta...
Biscotti di Nero d’Avola

Olive Oil and Wine - A Very Nice Cookie

For an afternoon snack, an accompaniment to an after-dinner glass of wine, or tidbits for surprise guests, these biscotti are perfect. Not too sweet...
Meringata with chocolate sauce

Whip Up Something Light

Spring is here, and how about greeting it with a Meringata? This simple dessert is composed of two disks of ethereal meringue, baked to a delicate...
A Savory Crostata, Zucchini, Ricotta, Italian food, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

A Savory Crostata: Zucchini with Ricotta Filling

Italians have a way with vegetables. Whether it’s a slow stovetop sauté or a hot roast in a fast oven, Italian vegetable cookery shows off the genius...
Polenta Concia Polenta with Cheeses and Sage

Some Polenta and a Wooden Spoon

Polenta, the gift from the new world to the old, and a gift from my grandmother to me. This was a favorite dish of my father, William Anthony...
A is for Abruzzo, gems of Italy, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

A is for Abruzzo, one of the little known gems of Italy

The culinary traditions of Abruzzo’s pastoral land reach back through the ages. Perhaps Abruzzo’s most famous contribution to Italy’s pantheon of...
The Legionary’s  Legume, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

The Legionary’s Legume

With holiday feasting over, we are all looking for lighter, yet nutritious food. Take a look back into history and meet the humble cicerchie ,...

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