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Costolette d’abbacchio fritte (Roman-Style Breaded Lamb Chops)

Unlike fruits and vegetables, one doesn’t often think of meats as having seasons, but I’ve always associated game with the fall, pork with winter, and lamb with the spring. And as it turns out, there is something to this. Lamb is generally at its most tender in May and June when the animal is still young. Italians generally don’t […]

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Mozzarella in carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)

Don’t know about you, but I love cheese. Just about any kind. In our house we tend to eat more cheese during the cool winter months, but the arrival of warm weather doesn’t mean we give up cheese altogether. Far from it. Rather, aged cheese tends to give way to fresh cheeses like ricotta and—especially—mozzarella. […]

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Pizzette fritte (Little Fried Pizzas)

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again: is there anything more primally satisfying than fried dough? If there is, I haven’t come across it yet. The Neapolitans have come up with all sorts of tidbits made from fried dough, of which we’ve already seen two examples, zeppole and calzoncini, where the dough acts as […]

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Bignè di san Giuseppe (St. Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs)

Being a Catholic country, Father’s Day is Italy is celebrated on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. The feast is associated with a number sweet and savory dishes, but none more so perhaps than the  fancy, sweet version of zeppole usually called, appropriately enough, zeppole di san Giuseppe. Romans  make their own homier version […]

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Zeppole con le alici (Savory Zeppole with Anchovy)

Zeppole are so easy to make—after all, they are basically just fried pizza dough balls—it is almost embarrassing to post about it, but since it was one of my favorite snack foods that Angelina made, it deserves pride of place on this blog. And, in any event, who doesn’t like fried dough? Zeppole can be […]

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Fried Catfish

While Italian or other European dishes appear on our table most days, once in a while I do like to cook a dish from the New World, too. American food has a less than stellar reputation abroad. For many Europeans, it usually brings to mind junk food, fast food and just plain bad food. The […]

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Pollo fritto alla toscana (Tuscan-Style Fried Chicken)

Is there anyone who doesn’t like fried chicken? Nice and crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside… I can get hungry just thinking about it! Tuscans have a particularly savory and simple way to fry chicken. Ingredients Serves 4-6 1 young frying chicken Flour, q.b. 3 eggs, beaten, seasoned with salt and pepper […]

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