Lasagne agli asparagi (Asparagus Lasagna)

FrankEmilia-Romagna, pasta, primi piatti, Spring73 Comments

Asparagus Lasagna

A good dish of lasagna is one of the most satisfying meals I can imagine. But, to be honest, a dish of classic lasagna di Carnevale or lasagne alla bolognese can be a bit on the heavy side, especially as the weather gets warmer. That’s the beauty of vegetarian lasagne. If not … Read More

Spezzatino di vitello con piselli (Veal Stew with Peas)

Franksecondi piatti, Spring12 Comments

Spezzatino di vitello (Veal Stew)

You might not know it from the weather around here, but spring is finally here. And one of the great delights of this time of year in Italy is the appearance of tiny young vegetables the Italians call primizie. While in this era of year-round asparagus the seasons are not quite so discernible in … Read More

Cavolfiore in salsa di acciughe (Cauliflower in Anchovy Sauce)

Frankantipasti, contorno, secondi piatti7 Comments

Cauliflower in Anchovy Sauce

A quick note with a recipe for what is probably the most versatile of winter vegetables: cauliflower. It lends itself to practically every cooking technique you can think of: steaming, braising, boiling, frying, baking, roasting… And its mild flavor lends itself to pairing with all sorts of other foods and … Read More

Torta di porri (Tuscan Leek Pie)

Frankantipasti, snack, Toscana14 Comments

This recipe for Tuscan leek pie comes from the Florentine chef and food historian Giuliano Bugialli. He is one of my favorite Italian cookbook authors but is relatively little known, particularly as compared with his near contemporary Marcella Hazan. Bugialli produced a number of wonderful cookbooks, some beautifully illustrated, some … Read More

Frittatine in trippa (Frittata in Tomato Sauce)

FrankLazio, secondi piatti, Toscana15 Comments

Frittatine in trippa

Eggs and tomatoes were meant for each other. From the Neapolitan “Eggs in Purgatory” to the Mexican huevos rancheros to the Chinese Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoes, to the old-fashioned American scrambled eggs with ketchup, everyone seems to love this epic combination of flavors. Here’s another Italian take on the theme, … Read More

“Thoughts on the Table” Podcast: Interview with Yours Truly!

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Folks, I sat down recently with Paolo Rigiroli of the Thoughts on the Table podcast to talk about the story behind Memorie di Angelina, the Italian-American experience, authenticity in Italian cooking, and lots more. If you’d like to listen in, you can find our conversation on iTunes or on Paolo’s great … Read More

Spaghetti alla carbonara

FrankLazio, pasta, primi piatti35 Comments

My grandmother Angelina never made it, as far as I can recall, but as a long-time resident of Rome I have a great fondness for la carbonara, one of the iconic dishes of Roman cooking. Together with bucatini all’amatriciana, you’ll find it on just about every menu in town. And … Read More

New! Memorie di Angelina’s Flipboard Magazine

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Dear readers, Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve launched yet another way to enjoy Memorie di Angelina. We now have a Flipboard Magazine! For those of you who are not familiar with Flipboard, it’s a visually stunning aggregator for mobile platforms like iOS and Android that … Read More