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Sicilian Caponata, a delicious appetizer

Sicilian Caponata, a delicious appetizer

Sicilian Caponata, a delicious appetizer or side dish loved by all sicilians and now also loved by everyone around the world. Join Rossella and Nonna...
Egg Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Kale

Egg Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Kale

Egg Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Kale: This is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes because it's super easy and quick to throw together. I...
Ravioli filled with Almond Paste

Ravioli filled with Almond Paste

Nonna Says... the best Health Insurance is to eat healthy foods! That's why we make Almond Ravioli... delicate cookies filled with Almond Paste!...
The Slow Food Movement in Italy

The Slow Food Movement in Italy

It all started with the construction of the unacceptable near the Spanish steps in Rome in 1986. The opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Piazza di...
It's time for soup

There’s a chill in the air, it’s time for soup!

There’s a chill in the air, and it’s time for soup. Try this satisfying update on traditional meatball soup. The meatballs are a snap to make; by...
Cannoli scomposti

Cannoli Scomposti from Sicily

During my recent Culinary Tour in Sicily, in several restaurants we were served Cannoli Scomposti, a Decontructed Cannoli. Same old ingredients as a...
Pinolo Gelato in Portland

Pinolo Gelato offers Italian-style gelato with a flair

Portland, Oregon is known for its trendsetting style and being ahead of the curve, so it is pretty surprising that there are relatively few...
Gambero Rosso picks the best pizzeria in 2015

Gambero Rosso picks the Best Italian Pizzeria in 2015

Italian food magazine Gambero Rosso released its 2016 review of pizzerias, awarding six new restaurants a level three rating. A total of 12 pizzerias...
Mama Rosa's Lasagna

Mama Rosa's Lasagna

This recipe started with my Mama Rosa and now I make it too. A way to keep her memory alive. She is a Mother to 3 Sons and 1 Daughter... that's me...
Fiori Fritti di Zucchine

Fiori Fritti di Zucchini

The zucchini flower resembles a tiger lily and is the most prized possession in one’s garden. I cannot grow enough of the flowers. I fry up a batch...