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Coda alla vaccinara (Roman-Style Braised Oxtails)

In Lazio, secondi piatti by Frank17 Comments

This is comfort food at its most comforting, one of the many …

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Spaghetti fatti in casa con pomodori al forno (Homemade Spaghetti with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes)

In Campania, pasta, primi piatti by Frank9 Comments

This dish of homemade egg pasta spaghetti with roasted tomato sauce is …

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Pellegrino Artusi, La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene

In reference by Frank6 Comments

his is an Italian cookbook like no other. Artusi–it is quite common …

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Chiocciole con salsiccia, piselli e ricotta (Pasta Shells with Sausage, Peas and Ricotta)

In pasta, primi piatti by Frank4 Comments

This was a dish I made up on the spot today, finding …

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Pappa al pomodoro (Tuscan Tomato and Bread “Soup”)

In primi piatti, Toscana by Frank4 Comments

In the days when freshly baked bread was a staple of everyday …

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Arista alla fiorentina (Florentine Spit-Roasted Pork Loin)

In secondi piatti, Toscana by Frank2 Comments

Arista alla fiorentina, or Florentine Spit-Roasted Pork Loin, is one of the …

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Insalata di arance rosse (Blood Orange Salad)

In contorno, Sicilia by Frank2 Comments

I recently found some blood oranges from California at the market–and I …

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Scallopine di pollo (Chicken Scaloppini)

In secondi piatti, summer by Frank1 Comment

A friend was asking the other day about the tenderest chicken breast …

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Tagliatelle alle zucchini (Tagliatelle with Zucchini)

In pasta, primi piatti by Frank0 Comments

Vegetables and pasta were meant for each other. And no vegetable says …

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Frittata di patate e cipolle (Flat Omelette with Potatoes and Onions)

In reference by Frank4 Comments

Besides her fabulous pastas, Angelina would make wonderful Italian flat omelettes or …

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Risotto: The Basic Recipe

In Lombardia, primi piatti, reference, Risotto and Other Rice Dishes, Veneto by Frank17 Comments

Risotto is Italy’s unique contribution to rice cookery. At its most basic, …

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Aglio, olio e peperoncino (Pasta with Garlic, Oil and Hot Pepper)

In Campania, Lazio, pasta, primi piatti by Frank18 Comments

Here’s another super simple pasta that I call the “mother of all …

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Fettuccine alla papalina (Fettuccine for the Pope)

In Lazio, pasta, primi piatti by Frank23 Comments

Fettuccine alla papalina, or “Fettuccine for the Pope”, is an upscale reinterpretation …

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Pollo coi peperoni (Chicken and Peppers)

In Lazio, secondi piatti by Frank6 Comments

This savory Roman chicken dish, also known as pollo alla romana, is …

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Angelina’s pasta e lenticchie (Pasta and Lentils)

In pasta, primi piatti by Frank4 Comments

Of all the wonderful dishes my grandmother Angelina would make when I …

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Insalata Caprese

In antipasti, Campania by Frank5 Comments

It’s a warm, wonderful Summer-like day, and I didn’t feel like doing …

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Fagioli e tonno (Tunafish Bean Salad)

In antipasti by Frank2 Comments

Fagioli e tonno, or Tuna Bean Salad, is just about as simple …

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Welcome!

In news by Frank2 Comments

Welcome to this site. It’ll soon be filled with my favorite recipes…. …