Melanzane sott’olio (Eggplant Cured in Oil)

Frankantipasti, contorno21 Comments

Melanzane sott'olio

As we enter into late summer, it’s once again the traditional time of year for putting up the season’s bountiful vegetables for enjoyment in the colder weather months. Some vegetables, like tomatoes, take to straight up canning. They are briefly cooked, either peeled and left whole (for pelati) or milled … Read More

Gelato di mirtilli (Blueberry Gelato)

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Gelato di mirtilli (Blueberry Gelato)

Our Gelato: The Basic Recipe post is one of the most popular here on Memorie di Angelina, especially around this time of year. No surprise there. There’s nothing quite as refreshing and satisfying as a scoop of gelato when the temperatures rise, whether as a sweet snack or dessert. That … Read More

Calamaretti alla piastra (Griddled Baby Squid)

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Calamaretti alla piastra (Griddled Baby Squid)

Quick and easy to make, calamaretti alla piastra, or Griddled Baby Squid, are a tasty summer treat. With some tangy Sicilian salmoriglio sauce on the side for dipping, these little flavor bombs make a delightful antipasto, but if you up the portions they can also be a light main course. … Read More

Pasta alla crema di peperoni (Pasta with Bell Pepper Cream Sauce)

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Pasta alla crema di peperoni (Pasta with Bell Pepper Cream Sauce)

The bell pepper may hail from the New World, but Italians have embraced it whole-heartedly. It appears in an extraordinary range of dishes, and you can find a good number of those recipes right here on this blog. But Pasta alla crema di peperoni, or Pasta with Bell Pepper Cream … Read More

Fagioli e tonno (White Bean and Tuna Salad)

Frankantipasti, Toscana39 Comments

Fagioli e tonno (White Bean and Tuna Salad)

Fagioli e tonno, or White Bean and Tuna Salad, is just about as quick and simple a dish as you can make. If you can open a can, you can make this salad. And it’s easy to double or treble the recipe if you’re expecting more dinner guests, or you … Read More

Semifreddo agli amaretti

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Semifreddo agli amaretti

This little blog started out 11 years ago, to the day. Over the years since, we’ve presented recipes for gelato, sorbetto and granita. But for some reason, in all this time, we’ve neglected another wonderful category of Italian frozen desserts, the semifreddo. It’s an odd omission, since the semifreddo may … Read More

Polpette di sedano (Tuscan Celery Balls)

Frankantipasti, Toscana34 Comments

Polpette di sedano (Celery Balls)

One of my favorite pastimes in the kitchen is finding ways to make underappreciated and undervalued ingredients shine. I love an underdog. Take celery for example. It shows up in any number of recipes, but almost always in a minor supporting role, either as part of the classic soffritto that … Read More

Spaghetti alla puveriello (Poor Man’s Spaghetti)

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Spaghetti alla puveriello

The ultimate cucina povera dish, Spaghetti alla puveriello, or Poor Man’s Spaghetti, was invented in the desperate days of post-World War II Naples. This dish could be made with the few staples a family was likely to be able to find, if only on the black market. Basically, Spaghetti alla … Read More