anna romano & angela desalvo

Spiedini, speducci and arrosticini: let’s talk about the difference… Or not! Let’s face it, they all lead to the same thing – little morsels of meat cooked over charcoal which imparts a flavour that for a quick second makes you …

It’s that time of year. From the moment you bring the first zucchini into the house, up until October, it’s non-stop freezing, blanching, drying, pureeing, canning, and cooking. But, it’s not as bad as it sounds. In fact, it’s completely …

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 chopped, 1 Stalk celery, finely chopped, 3 Bay leaves, Pich of nutmeg, 4 Tbsp EV olive oil, Salt   Directions: In a large pan saute …

We are told that dehydrating in the old days was a very common method of preservation, especially in the hotter zones of Italy. I can remember on many visits to Italy seeing what seemed like a sea of tomatoes laying …

As the end of summer approaches in North America, we see an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables everywhere. Of course we have the usual suspects such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, beans, plums, peaches, and berries but let’s not overlook …

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta and beans, is a classic dish found in most Italian households. Like many of the dishes that are now popular around the world, this was once a peasant dish in Italy. A very simple dish …

The first few days of chilly weather are a gentle nudge to put a pot of homemade brodo on the stove! I love when my family comes home and enthusiastically asks “are you making nonna’s soup?” Their clue is the …

Lentils, (Lens culinaris), part of the pulse family, are one of the first domesticated crops in human history and have fed populations for thousands of years. Along with chickpeas and beans, lentils are some of the best sources of protein, …

A while back, we were invited to Windsor, Ontario, to meet Nonna Gina and her family who were gracious enough to share a couple of family favourite recipes with us here, at Nonna’s Way. At first we were told the …

No other topic, not even religion or politics, provokes such enthusiastic discussion in my mother’s family like melanzane ripiene, or stuffed eggplants, and “come le faceva la mamma,” how mamma used to make them. With nine children in her family, …