Pasta a risotto (Pasta Cooked in the Manner of Risotto)

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Pasta a risotto

One of the guilty pleasures that I have never, up to now, revealed to a living soul is my penchant for late-night pasta snacks. But not just any pasta, but pasta ¬†a risotto, or pasta risottata:¬†pastina of the kind usually used for soups, cooked like a risotto, in just enough … Read More

Whitefish brandade

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  Salt cod can be hard to find. It takes some considerable time to prepare and, plus, codfish stocks are dangerously depleted. So what is a brandade maven like myself to do? Well, I recently “invented” a new dish by using smoked whitefish–something you can fish in almost any grocery … Read More

Angelina’s Pizza Casareccia (Homestyle Pizza)

Frankantipasti, Campania, primi piatti, snack9 Comments

Pizza casereccia (Homemade Pizza)

  A perfectly round, thin-crusted pizza of the kind you can eat in the best pizzerie is a hard thing to make at home. It takes practice and talent to be a first-rate pizzaiolo, or pizza-maker. (I know because I’m trying to master the art!) But there is a simpler … Read More