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Frappe with Powdered Sugar. | Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2015

For Christmas: Angels’ Wings On A Platter

Many holiday foods, sweets in particular, are imbued with symbolic meaning, making anyone preparing them feel a connection to his or her tribe or...
Passatelli in brodo

My Mom’s Passatelli and An Old Meat Grinder

One look at my mom’s old meat grinder and my eyes instantly well with tears. Never fail. How can that old beast resign me to a puddle of tears with a...
Brodetto alla senigalliese

Brodetto alla senigalliese

The Marche region of Italy is blessed with 180 km of fertile coastline, so the seafood available is deeply ingrained into Marche’s food culture. In a...
Pappa al pomodoro: recipe for traditional tomato and bread soup

Pappa al Pomodoro: traditional tomato and bread soup

Pappa al pomodoro is a simple tomato and day-old bread soup and is absolutely delicious. You can enjoy it hot, warm or even cold... depending on the...
The recipe for pesto are so versatile. Do not be afraid to make your own

End of Summer Pesto Recipes to Help Stock the Freeze

A s summer takes its final bow, I find that I am left with armloads of parsley and basil still overtaking the garden beds. Not wanting these...
Romano green beans with anchovy dressing. | Credit: Copyright Paolo Destefanis, www.paolodestefanis.com for Veneto: Authentic Recipes From Venice and the Italian Northeast, by Julia della Croce

Vegetable Love, Italian Style

It’s no surprise that vegetables are the bedrock of the Italian diet. For one thing, the climate is temperate and the growing seasons are blessedly...
Timballini di melanzane

Late Summer Harvest: Timballini di Melanzane

As the heat of summer gives way to the cooler chill of fall, my garden harvest begins to slow. The last of the tomatoes remain on the vine waiting...
Chef and Restaurateur, Celestino Drago. Photo Courtesy of Katie Conway

Celestino Drago: Italian Excellence in the LA Food Scene

It could have been a completely different story. Celestino Drago, who comes from the Province of Messina (Sicily), might have become a successful...
Roasted basil salmon on a bed of fennel and tomato

Favorite Fish Recipes for Your Christmas Eve Feast

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a big deal in our family. Although the origins of this feast are somewhat mired in controversy, it is a holiday that...
Master norcino Marcello Mamusa making sausages at Fattoria Luchetti farm and butchery in Collazzone, Umbria. | Photo: Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales, 2015

Eating Autumn With Masters of Sausage, Alchemists of Wine

Every Italian region has its harvest rituals that make quick and tasty use of the foods of the season. Umbria, lush land of endless vineyards and...