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Zuppa di orzo (Italian Barley Soup)

In Fall, primi piatti, Soups, Winter by Frank44 Comments

Italian cuisine is known for pasta, gnocchi, risotto and polenta. More recently …

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Rognoncini trifolati (Sautéed Kidneys)

In secondi piatti by Frank18 Comments

Long time readers will know that I’m a lover of organ meats—the …

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Salsa di noci (Ligurian Walnut Sauce)

In gnocchi, Liguria, primi piatti by Frank25 Comments

 I would venture to say that, other than producing Christopher Columbus, Liguria is probably …

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Cavolini di Bruxelles fritti (Fried Brussels Sprouts)

In antipasti, contorno, secondi piatti by Frank37 Comments

As the holidays draw to a close, we all want to eat …

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Risotto allo champagne (Champagne Risotto)

In Lombardia, primi piatti, Risotto and Other Rice Dishes by Frank38 Comments

Risotto allo champagne, or Champagne Risotto, is a simple but elegant first …

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Struffoli (Angelina’s Honey Balls)

In Campania, dessert by Frank77 Comments

Struffoli, small balls of dough fried and then covered in honey, is …

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Patate dolci alla griglia (Grilled Sweet Potatoes)

In antipasti, contorno by Frank25 Comments

We said goodbye to our outdoor grill back in late October. Covering …

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Baccalà in guazzetto (Roman Style Salt Cod in Tomato Sauce)

In Lazio, secondi piatti by Frank32 Comments

Here is the “other” Roman way with salt cod: baccalà in guazzetto, …

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Tagliatelle carciofi e funghi (Tagliatelle with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms)

In pasta, primi piatti by Frank37 Comments

In many ways, we lovers of Italian food here in the US …

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Coscia di tacchino ripiena al forno (Oven-Roasted Rolled Stuffed Turkey Thigh)

In secondi piatti by Frank40 Comments

There’s nothing quite so impressive as a whole roast turkey brought to …

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Fave e cicoria (Fava Bean Purée with Chicory)

In Basilicata, Puglia by Frank31 Comments

La cucina povera, or the cuisine of the poor, has become quite …

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Salvia fritta (Fried Sage Leaves)

In antipasti by Frank32 Comments

You may love sage like I do, for flavoring stews and beans, …

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Shrimp Scampi

In antipasti, Italian-American, secondi piatti by Frank48 Comments

This blog is dedicated to continental Italian food—the kind of food you’ll …

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Barchette di sedano con gorgonzola e noci (Celery Boats with Gorgonzola and Walnuts)

In antipasti by Frank42 Comments

I don’t know about you, but when I’m making a “major” meal …

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Salsicce e fagioli (Sausage and Beans)

In Fall, secondi piatti, Winter by Frank28 Comments

Pork and beans were meant for each other—think franks and beans from …

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Spaghetti alla Nerano

In Campania, pasta, primi piatti by Frank48 Comments

We’ve featured pasta and zucchini before, but this celebrated dish from the Sorrento peninsula …

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Tale of Two Spritzes: Aperol Spritz and Campari Spritz

In beverage, Veneto by Frank49 Comments

Summer is coming to a close and the temperatures around here are …

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Peperoni al gratin (Peppers au gratin)

In antipasti, contorno by Frank32 Comments

Here is one of the simplest ways to make peppers and, to …

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Pollo al mattone (Chicken under a Brick)

In secondi piatti, summer, Toscana by Frank37 Comments

Pollo al mattone, which I would translate roughly as “chicken under a …

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Melanzane al cioccolato (Chocolate Eggplant)

In Campania, dessert by Frank36 Comments

Chocolate Eggplant? It sounds like a culinary joke or some newfangled fusion …

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Spaghetti con la bottarga

In pasta, primi piatti, Sardegna, Sicilia, summer by Frank24 Comments

Bottarga—cured fish roe typical of Sardinian and Sicilian cookery—is an unusual but tasty …

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Pomodori ripieni di tonno (Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes)

In antipasti by Frank26 Comments

At our house, summer is a time for unfussy, often no cook eating. …

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Spuma di ricotta alle pesche sciroppate (Whipped Ricotta with Peaches in Syrup)

In dessert by Frank38 Comments

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. As I’ve mentioned before, …

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Zucchine cacio e uova (Zucchini with Egg and Cheese)

In Campania, contorno, secondi piatti by Frank32 Comments

Zucchini and eggs were meant for each other. They are found together …

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Agnello in umido (Lamb in Tomato Sauce)

In Marche, secondi piatti by Frank30 Comments

Lamb may be my very favorite red meat. It’s more interesting than …