I wasn’t much on sweets even as a kid, but these little sugar-dusted ribbons of fried dough—variously known as chiacchiere, nastrini, stracci, cenci, frappe and a myriad of other names—were ...
Folks, I sat down recently with Paolo Rigiroli of the Thoughts on the Table podcast to talk about the story behind Memorie di Angelina, the Italian-American experience, authenticity in Italian cooking, and lots more. If you’d like to listen in, you can find our conversation on iTunes or on Paolo’s great blog, Quatro Fromaggio and other […]
My grandmother Angelina never made it, as far as I can recall, but as a long-time resident of Rome I have a great fondness for la carbonara, one of the iconic dishes of Roman cooking. Together with bucatini all’amatriciana, you’ll find it on just about every menu in town. And it’s a popular dish to […]
Dear readers, Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve launched yet another way to enjoy Memorie di Angelina. We now have a Flipboard Magazine! For those of you who are not familiar with Flipboard, it’s a visually stunning aggregator for mobile platforms like iOS and Android that allows you to add your […]
It could be said that bucatini all’amatricana and spaghetti alla carbonara are the ‘Romulus and Remus‘ of Roman cooking. No two dishes typify the local cuisine better than these two yet, like the two founding brothers of the Eternal City, neither actually comes from the city of Rome itself. L’amatriciana, as the name suggests, comes […]
Dear readers, A quick note to let you know some wonderful news: Tuscanycious, the official food and travel website of the Tuscany Region, has just inducted our humble website into their Hall of Fame! In their words, “These websites have received a special badge because they share authentic Tuscan food and wine informations, stories and recipes.” […]
One of the hallmarks of Italian cooking is its utter simplicity, and few dishes exemplify this quality as well as this one. Essentially just chicken simmered in cream, the other ingredients do nothing more than provide a subtle enhancement for this heavenly marriage of flavors. Just reading the recipe, the dish might seem ordinary, but […]
Carote marinate are beautiful to look at and wonderfully versatile. In season year ’round, they serve equally well as an antipasto or side dish, or as part of a buffet spread. Best of all, they take almost no effort to make and can—indeed, should—be made ahead of time. If you ask me, every cook should […]