Posts from the ‘cucina di mammina’ category

roman zucchini fritters with parmigiano cheese

An abundance of gorgeous summer harvest zucchini would always challenge us to create tasty new dishes that include this healthy and delicious ingredient. One of our…

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magozino di limone italiano: {italian lemon crostada}

It was my first trip to the Amalfi coast in Italia. The train ride from the north was wonderful. There really is nothing like a European…

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braised rabbit pappardelle with mixed spring vegetables

During my childhood years, the spring season was always a refreshing reminder of a cold, hard NY winter finally coming to an end. The chance to finally wear…

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zuppa di funghi del cacciatore

Winter soups are one of my favorite comfort foods, my Mammina Loreta’s classic chicken soup to a warm, spicy vegetable minestrone. This recipe is a my…

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zucchini-wrapped lamb koftas (kabobs)

I find myself seeking out new food and cuisines as I read my vast collection of food magazines and cookbooks. I recently ordered one of new…

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baba torta al la napolitana con crema pasticcera: {neapolitan rum cake}

September and October are favorite months for our famiglia. We celebrate two birthdays (Carina who turned 18 and I who turned the big 50) and we…

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mini limoncello and lemon tortes

Sweet treats and indulgences are one of my life’s secret luxuries. There are those of us who love chocolate (I adore dark chocolate) and those of…

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breakfast: quinoa with sauteed vegetables & soft cooked egg

I love breakfast. But my idea of breakfast is very different from what is most common here in the U.S. I was taught to eat simple fare…

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trenette al pesto genovese with green beans & potatoes

Pesto. This unique and delicious green sauce has a history that dates back as far as the 1800s in Liguria, a coastal region of Italy bordering…

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pane d’ altamura

I have researched and tried many authentic Italian bread recipes in the past five years or so. Many were edible, even pretty tasty, but the texture I was…

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