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The Digestivo: A Beginner’s Guide to Italian After Dinner Drinks

In beverage, drink, reference by Frank31 Comments

This blog is mostly dedicated to food, but food and drink are …

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Petti di pollo al burro (Butter-Braised Chicken Breasts)

In secondi piatti, Toscana by Frank38 Comments

In Italian Food, the 1954 book that introduced the English to real Italian …

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Riso in cagnone (Rice with Butter and Cheese)

In Lombardia, Piemonte, primi piatti, Risotto and Other Rice Dishes by Frank36 Comments

I was an atypical child. The other kids would come home from school …

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Angelina’s Polpettone (Angelina’s Meatloaf)

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank41 Comments

Yes, Italians make meatloaf. They call it polpettone, or a ‘big meatball’, which …

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Cantucci (Tuscan Almond Cookies)

In dessert, Toscana by Frank23 Comments

Cantucci, also known as biscotti di Prato, are perhaps the best known of …

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Patate alla lucana (Basilicata Potato Casserole)

In Basilicata, contorno by Frank34 Comments

Italian cuisine is not generally known for potato gratin dishes. But here’s …

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Calamari in zimino (Squid Braised in Greens)

In Liguria, secondi piatti, Toscana by Frank31 Comments

If you’ve read our Glossary of Italian Cooking Terms, you’ll know that …

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Cocktail di gamberetti (Shrimp Cocktail in the Italian Manner)

In antipasti by Frank32 Comments

New Year’s Eve in Italy, as for so many other special occasions, …

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Filetti di baccalà (Fried Salt Cod Filets)

In Lazio, secondi piatti by Frank37 Comments

During my years in Rome, I mostly lived on the small but charming piazza di …

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Minestra di broccoli e arzilla (Skate and Romanesco Broccoli Soup)

In Lazio, primi piatti, Soups by Frank30 Comments

I lived in Rome for over ten years, but in all that …

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Stinco di maiale al forno con patate (Oven-Roasted Pork Hock and Potatoes)

In Alto Adige, Fall, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, secondi piatti, Winter by Frank36 Comments

I am taking some poetic license with today’s recipe. You see, stinco di …

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Minestra dei morti (Soup of the Dead)

In Lombardia, piatti unici, primi piatti, secondi piatti, Soups by Frank35 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 Frank34 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 Frank39 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, …