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Minestra dei morti (Soup of the Dead)

In Lombardia, piatti unici, primi piatti, secondi piatti, Soups by Frank34 Comments

Modern Milan, political capital of Lombardy and financial capital of Italy, conjures up images …

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Farinata di cavolo nero (Tuscan Kale and Polenta Soup)

In polenta, primi piatti, Soups, Toscana by Frank28 Comments

When I think of Tuscan cuisine, first and foremost, even before the …

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Schiacciata all’uva (Tuscan Grape Focaccia)

In dessert, Fall, snack, Toscana by Frank35 Comments

No one understands simplicity quite like the Tuscans. As Leonardo da Vinci …

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Columbus Day Special: Chicken Scarpariello

In Italian-American, secondi piatti by Frank44 Comments

Memorie di Angelina is a blog about the home cooking of continental …

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Peperoni ripieni di carne (Italian Meat Stuffed Peppers)

In antipasti, secondi piatti by Frank32 Comments

This iconic summer dish—and, as far as I’m concerned, it’s still summer—is …

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Pasta alla gricia: The Mother of Roman Pastas

In Lazio, pasta, primi piatti by Frank29 Comments

What was Italian cuisine like before the tomato arrived from America? Pasta …

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Homemade Giardiniera

In antipasti, Preserves, reference by Frank25 Comments

There are many ways in Italian cookery to put up food, relics …

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Gelo di melone (Sicilian Watermelon Pudding)

In dessert, Sicilia, summer by Frank24 Comments

Sicilian Watermelon Pudding, or gelo di melone, is made from watermelon juice, perfumed with …

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Eggplant Cordon Bleu (Cordon bleu di melanzane)

In secondi piatti, Sicilia, summer by Frank26 Comments

Eggplants may be my favorite summer vegetable. Perhaps that’s because I have …

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Insalata di patate e tonno (Potato Tuna Salad)

In antipasti, contorno, summer by Frank23 Comments

Potato salad is a summer staple on American tables, but if you’re …

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Cialledda (Bread and Tomato Salad)

In antipasti, Puglia by Frank26 Comments

One of things I find fascinating about Italian cookery—cookery in generally, really—is …

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Sorbetto di limone (Lemon Sorbet)

In dessert, summer by Frank26 Comments

Along with gelato, sorbetto is *the* classic Italian frozen dessert. And perhaps …

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Frittata con asparagi e pancetta (Asparagus and Pancetta Frittata)

In secondi piatti by Frank28 Comments

Eggs complement asparagus so well—think of asparagi alla milanese, topped with a …

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Olive ascolane (Ascoli Style Stuffed Olives)

In antipasti, Marche, snack by Frank32 Comments

Olive ascolane—with their soft and savory meat stuffing surrounded by a crisp, …

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Cipolline novelle con piselli (Spring Onions and Peas)

In contorno by Frank23 Comments

This recipe shows how switching things around a bit in a recipe can result …

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Ragù d’agnello e peperoni (Lamb and Red Pepper Ragù)

In Abruzzo, pasta, primi piatti by Frank23 Comments

One of my regrets from my years in Italy is that I …

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Fragole all’aceto balsamico (Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar)

In dessert, Emilia-Romagna by Frank27 Comments

As I’ve written about before, dessert in our house tends to be …

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Asparagi all’agro (Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil)

In antipasti, contorno by Frank18 Comments

Asparagus with Lemon and Olive oil, or asparagi all’agro, is one of …