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Orecchiette, “little ears”, is a specialty pasta found in Puglia. Its name is derived from (yep, you guessed it) the fact that the shape resembles little ears: orecchio = ear + ette = little => orecchiette.   Orecchiette dough is made …

Tuscan Muse chooses for us a list of dishes from Tuscany. Go through them and pick yours! Buon appetito! We are often asked by our guests to recommend our favorite Tuscan dishes. Here are a few tasty treats not to …

Rossella invites her own grandma Romana to prepare a classic Focaccia Bread recipe with tomatoes – Focaccia Barese. Ingredients for 8 Persons 2 Lbs – Flour, 1 Lb – Fresh tomatoes, 2 1/4 Cups – Warm water, 1 Oz – Fresh yeast, EV olive oil, Oregano, Salt …

Join me and Nonna Lydia Palermo as we make a Sicilian Timballo with anelletti pasta and eggplants. More on Rossella’s channel on youtube here.

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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 a new spin on the classics, and here is one.  This simple gelato …


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 preparation of oregano, oil, salt and pepper, this was an every day dinner for many. …

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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 Brenta the expert craftsmen of Nardini produce some of the finest, smoothest grappa and liqueur …

Rossella and Nonna Romana Sciddurlo make an original and classic recipe from Puglia, Italy: Eggplant Parmigiana.   This recipe may also be referred to as: Eggplant Parm, Eggplant Parmesan. We call it Eggplant Parmigiana and this is a very original …

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, this is ravioli dressed for dinner. I used a cavarola board, a traditional wooden implement from …

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  Rossella and Nonna Giulia show us how they make some delicious Stuffed Peppers like Nonna Giulia has been making them since she was a young lady in her little town of Mola di Bari, Puglia, Italy.   Get the …


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