Funghi in pastella (Mushroom Fritters)

Frankantipasti, contorno, Puglia, snack26 Comments

Funghi in pastella (Mushroom Fritters)

…mushroom, the better the fritters will taste. A mushroom mix of the kind often sold in better supermarkets is a nice choice. The traditional recipe for mushroom fritters calls for…

Bucatini alla Caruso

FrankCampania, pasta, primi piatti67 Comments

Bucatini alla Caruso

…pinch of red pepper flakes A few basil leaves Olive oil For the zucchini: 3 or 4 small zucchini, sliced Olive oil Salt and pepper For the topping (optional): Finely…

Sciatt (Buckwheat Cheese Fritters)

Frankantipasti, Lombardia, snack12 Comments

Sciatt (Buckwheat Cheese Fritters)

Sciatt are cheese-filled buckwheat fritters from the Valtellina, the same region where the buckwheat pasta pizzocheri come from. The cheese used for sciatt, Valtellina Casera, is also typical for dressing…

Fritole alla veneziana (Venetian Carnival Fritters)

Frankdessert, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, snack, Veneto34 Comments


…Angelina’s chiacchiere, the fried dough ribbons typical of southern Italy and beyond, but in Venice and nearby Trieste, they make fritole, sometimes spelled frittole—lovely roundish fritters made with a soft,…

Panelle (Sicilian Chickpea Fritters)

Frankantipasti, Sicilia, snack43 Comments

Panelle (Sicilian Chickpea Fritters)

These Sicilian chickpea fritters, known as panelle in Italian, are often associated with Sicily’s capital city Palermo, where you can buy them sandwiched inside a sesame seed bun at street-side…

Primi piatti

…ricotta (Pasta with Zucchini and Ricotta Cheese) Penne all’arrabbiata (‘Angry’ Penne) Penne ai funghi (Penne with Mushrooms) Penne ai peperoni e alici (Penne with Peppers and Anchovies) Penne alla vodka…

Secondi piatti

La pizzaiola

…Chicory with Anchovy Vinaigrette) Sformatini di fagiolini (Green Bean Timbales) Vignarola (Roman-Style Spring Vegetable Medley) Zucchine cacio e uova (Zucchini with Egg and Cheese) Zucchine alla parmigiana (Zucchini Parmesan) Zucchine…

Cianfotta (Summer Vegetable Stew)

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…fact, it surprises me that zucchini isn’t part of the “core” recipe. My guess is that many people think zucchini is just too delicate, both in flavor and texture, for…