Pasta con la zucca alla napoletana (Pasta with Winter Squash, Naples-Style)

FrankCampania, pasta, primi piatti32 Comments

Pasta with Winter squash

Pairing pasta and vegetables is common throughout Italy, but it is probably fair to say that no region puts so much emphasis on this classic combination as Campania, the southern Italian region from which Angelina hailed. Campanians are so associated with their love of vegetables that they used to jokingly … Read More

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe (Orecchiette ai broccoletti)

FrankFall, pasta, primi piatti, Puglia, Winter39 Comments

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

A quick pasta dish with vegetables that you can whip up in less an 30 minutes, Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe makes for a fine meatless dinner, with cheese and fruit for dessert. It’s pretty typical of the kind of thing we like to eat in our house on a weeknight when there’s … Read More

Lobster «Fra Diavolo»

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Lobster Fra Diavolo

As regular readers will know, it’s become a traditional here at Memorie di Angelina to feature an Italian-American dish every Columbus Day weekend. This year’s entry is Lobster Fra Diavolo, or “Brother Devil’s Lobster”. A distant cousin to Southern Italian seafood and pasta dishes like spaghetti allo scoglio, its pairing … Read More

Calamarata con Salsiccia, Ricotta e Piselli (Calamarata Pasta with Sausage, Ricotta and Peas)

FrankMolise, pasta, primi piatti8 Comments

Calamarata pasta with sausage, peas and ricotta cheese

This was a dish I made up on the spot one day, finding a few stray links of  sausage and some leftover ricotta in my fridge, and some frozen peas at the bottom of the freezer, to serve as a condimento for some calamarata pasta I had in the pantry. … Read More

Fettuccine «Alfredo»: The Original Recipe

FrankLazio, pasta, primi piatti37 Comments

Fettuccine Alfredo has a unique place in the multifaceted world of Italian cookery. The dish is famous in America and hardly known in Italy, but it is actually Italian, not Italian-American, at least originally. It was invented by Roman restauranteur Alfredo di Lelio, who—the story goes—invented it to suit his pregnant … Read More

Tagliatelle alla crema di asparagi (Tagliatelle with Asparagus Purée)

Frankpasta, primi piatti, Spring13 Comments

Tagliatelle with Asparagus Purée

Spring is a special time of year. There’s nothing that lifts a body’s spirits quite like the green shoots and gentle sun of spring. And then there’s the wonderful produce that starts to appear in our markets—tiny peas, artichokes, slender green asparagus, fava beans in their hefty pods, plump strawberries… … Read More

Pasta alla capricciosella (Pasta with Squid, Mushrooms and Peas)

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Pasta alla capricciosella

My nostaglia for Rome often brings me to a website and Facebook page called Roma Sparita or, literally, “Disappeared Rome”. The site features a entrancing combination of  old photographs and prints of a by-gone Rome along with amusing poems written in romanesco, Roman dialect, in the style of Trilussa. I recently … Read More

Linguine al vino rosso (Linguini with Red Wine Sauce)

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Linguine al vino rosso

As regular readers will know, I’m the traditionalist when it comes to Italian food. By and large, I stick with the tried and true. But every so often, an innovative dish comes around that attracts me, usually because, even if it’s not traditional, the dish feels so ‘right’ that it … Read More