adri barr crocetti

Lentil Salad

A hearty lentil salad with the finest legumes

This hearty salad starts with tiny brown lentils from Umbria, legumes prized for their earthy, nutty flavor and wholesome satisfying character. Some...
Pasta Squares, Beef and Mushroom Ragù, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Corn Pasta Squares with Beef and Mushroom Ragù

These little pasta squares, known as tacconi , hail from Italy’s Mezzogiorno , and are particularly well known in Molise and Abruzzo. Toothsome and...
Busiate, Sicily popular dishes, Pasta Italiana, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Busiate - Maccaruna di casa. One of Sicily’s most popular dishes

This is one your Sicilian nonna used to make. Also known as maccaruna di casa , busiate are made of durum wheat and water, and are perhaps Sicily’s...
Digestivi for Dessert, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Chilling with Digestivi for Dessert: Negroni Sorbetto and Sgroppino al Limone

The weather is starting to warm up, so why not think about refreshing drinks that double as digestivi and dessert? The Negroni, first made by...
Ravioli alla cavarola, A New Twist, Old Tradition, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

A New Twist on an Old Tradition: Ravioli alla Cavarola

Who doesn’t enjoy ravioli? This version is truly unique, as beautiful as it is delicious. Filled with cheese and imprinted with a herringbone pattern...
Acqua di Cedro Panna Cotta

The Tradition from Bassano

In 1779 Bortolo Nardini arrived in Bassano, opened his grapperia, and a tradition was born. To this day from their gleaming stills near the river...

Olive Oil for Dessert: Pianogrillo Gelato

I make frozen desserts year round - gelati, sorbetti, semifreddi - and my gelato machine occupies pride of place on my kitchen counter. I like to put...
Salmone al cartoccio con pomodorini

Salmone al cartoccio con pomodorini

This is a classic Neapolitan preparation for fish. In years past fisherman’s wives roasted fish in the oven in paper bags. Topped with a simple...
Crostata al limone

Crostata al limone - Lemon Tart

Crostata al limone - Lemon Tart Gone are Winter desserts of apples and pears. Spring is here. Color rules the day and fresh flavors reign supreme...
A Heritage Pasta

A Heritage Pasta

Liguria is a verdant strip of Italy that stretches along the Italian Riviera. Green herbs, fruit and nut trees, garlic, and vegetables grow in...

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