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Spinach garganelli

The handmade Spinach Garganelli, with beef Ragù

Spring is here, but that does not mean we have to leave hearty ragus behind. I decided to make spinach garganelli and sauce them with the ragu. The...
Pugliese Pasta with Ragù

A Pugliese Pasta Tradition

Puglia is the hot vacation destination for food lovers traveling to Italy, and it is no wonder. The land of Trulli houses and semolina is also home...
Saffron risotto

Risotto allo Zafferano - Saffron Risotto

Risotto, once the province of the finest Italian restaurants and saffron, once the province of royalty come together to make one of Milan’s signature...
A New Meaning for Dessert Wine: Nero d'Avola Gelatin

A New Meaning for Dessert Wine: Nero d'Avola Gelatin

The heart of the holiday season has passed, but there is still some celebrating to be done and special meals to be enjoyed. By now we are all looking...
Dried ceci

Ceci, a bean for the ages

I grew up calling these beans garbanzos. But they have several names, chickpeas and ceci among them. They are widely consumed in middle eastern...
Cyn-Cin cocktail made with Cynar

Cynar - l'amaro vero ma leggero The authentic amaro - but light

Artichoke season is upon us. Large and small, purple and green, the glorious globes are everywhere. This member of the Botanical Family Asteraceae...
Two Antipasti for Spring Evenings, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Two Antipasti for Spring Evenings: Eggplant with Roasted Tomatoes

The baby vegetables are already up. Tiny peas in their pods have made their appearance, and the herb garden is planted. Spring is here. In my home it...

“Ciao Biscotti”, the newest book from food writer Domenica Marchetti

Once upon a time you had to go to Italy for biscotti. Thankfully, those days are long gone, and today these iconic cookies can be found in...
Crostata, Custard, Butter, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

It’s Better With Butter

The old adage is true, and truer still when brown butter is involved. Known as burro nocciola, after the hazelnuts it so resembles, this kitchen...
Elegant Soup, Vellutata di Sedano, Celebration, Italian food, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

An Elegant Soup for a Celebration

If you are looking for something to start your Easter meal, look no further than this elegant soup made from the humble celery root. About the size...

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