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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 Frank34 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 Frank33 Comments

While many recipes for peas call for a bit of onion as a flavor …

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

In Abruzzo, pasta, primi piatti by Frank39 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 Frank40 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 …

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Agnello e piselli (Lamb and Peas)

In Campania, Puglia, secondi piatti by Frank17 Comments

I love second courses that combine meat and vegetable in a single …

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Ravioli nudi (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

In gnocchi, Lombardia, primi piatti, Toscana by Frank30 Comments

Ravioli nudi, or “nude ravioli”, also known as gnudi, malfatti, gnocchi verdi, or …

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Alici indorate e fritte (Fried Fresh Anchovies)

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank16 Comments

When they think of anchovies, most people, at least here in the …

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Vellutata di cavolfiore (Cream of Cauliflower Soup)

In primi piatti, Soups by Frank27 Comments

Here’s a dish that’s perfect for a spur of the moment meal, …

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Uova alla fiorentina, Bugialli’s Original Eggs Florentine

In secondi piatti, Toscana by Frank21 Comments

Delicious as it may be, the dish known in most of the …