Baba Ghanoush

Frankantipasti, summer10 Comments

I love eggplant and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. One of the simplest and yet most delicious in my book is Baba Ghanoush, a specialty of the Levant. If you’ve ever made hummus, then the recipe will sound very familiar. Ingredients 1-2 large eggplants 2 … Read More

Pico de gallo

Frankantipasti, sauces, summer8 Comments

Pico de gallo

I guess it’s Mexico week here at Memorie di Angelina and why not? If you think of it, some of the foods that most typify Italian cooking—tomato, zucchini, peppers, pepperoncino, corn for polenta, just to take a few examples—all come from the New World and more specifically from Mexico. (Potatoes, … Read More


Frankantipasti, summer16 Comments


I spend a lot of time on this blog in wistful remembrances of the delicious fruits and vegetables that I used to enjoy in Italy and, conversely, moaning about the lack of flavor of much of the produce you are likely to find here in the US. But there are … Read More

Céléri rémoulade

Frankantipasti, contorno, Non-Italian9 Comments

Celeri Remoulade

I normally like my salads with a simple oil and vinegar dressing in the typical Italian manner, but once and a while I get the urge for one of those rich and creamy salads like cole slaw or Russian salad … or this French classic: céléri rémoulade, shredded celery root … Read More

Pinzimonio (Tuscan Crudités)

Frankantipasti, Spring, summer, Toscana14 Comments


When things are really hectic at work, as they are now, even a hardcore food fanatic like myself doesn’t always feel like cooking. Or perhaps you’ve had a heavy lunch or midday dinner and feel like a light dinner. Or you’re looking for something to serve an easy and convivial … Read More