Posts from the ‘italian’ category

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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spring {primavera}: artichoke & potato tarte

The spring season brings warmer temperatures that feed our souls, especially for those of us who have endured the frozen climes for what seems like a winter…

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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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{summer}: trio of green vegetables

I love green vegetables. Green vegetables can be sweet, savory, bitter or buttery in texture and flavor. My famiglia’s table was always filled with two to three green vegetable choices…

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summer fresh tomato sauce

Summer tomatoes. The stuff of dreams. …The strong perfume of the tomato plant filled my senses as my hands moved the leaves aside to pick the ripened fruit for…

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chicken piccata (piccata di pollo)

What is piccata? The definition of the italian word  “piccata” basically means “larded” or tasty, savoury or piquant (sharp) like the flavor of lemon or brined capers. Larding…

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spinach, eggplant and zucchini lasagna

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday. In Italia, Pasqua (Easter) is second only to Christmas, a very important holiday to most as it marks the resurrection…

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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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mixed herb & garlic olive oil poached tuna

Preserving tuna in cans is a classic convenience food preparation found here in the U.S. and in many other countries around the world like France, Spain,…

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stuffed meatloaf with tomato & onion ragu

Mammina Loreta has taught me many things about cooking simple classic food over the years. I now love that she and I can teach each other…

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