Sporcamuss

Frankdessert, Puglia26 Comments

Sporcamuss

I had the delightful confection called sporcamuss in Bari during our trip last April to Puglia. Even though I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, it was love at first bite. Perhaps because it leaned into the rich and creamy with only a passing nod to the sweet? Whatever … Read More

Timballo teramano

FrankAbruzzo, pasta, primi piatti30 Comments

Timballo teramano

Timballo teramano, one of the signature dishes of the Abruzzo region of Italy, is a kind of lasagna, but a very special one, made with the ultra-thin regional version of crepes called scrippelle instead of pasta. The filling can vary from locality to locality and even family to family, but … Read More

Baked Clams Oreganata

Frankantipasti, Italian-American30 Comments

Baked Clams Oreganata

It’s that time of year again. As longtime readers will know, once a year during the month of October— Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month—this otherwise continental Italian cooking blog take a moment to feature a classic dish from the Italian diaspora in the United States. This year we’re featuring Baked … Read More

Maritozzi

Frankdessert, Lazio, snack38 Comments

Maritozzi

Roman cookery is probably best known for its world famous pastas like the iconic carbonara, amatriciana and cacio e pepe. But Rome has also made its mark in the world of sweets. While less well known than say Naples’ sfogiatelle or Sicily’s cannoli, Rome’s most iconic pastry called maritozzi is … Read More

Parmigiana bianca di zucchine

Frankantipasti, secondi piatti33 Comments

Parmigiana bianca di zucchine

The Italian dish we all know and mostly love called la parmigiana is world famous. But did you know that you can make a parmigiana with vegetables other than eggplant? Regular readers may have already read about making parmigiane with zucchini and artichokes. Today I want to share yet another … Read More

Focaccia barese

FrankPuglia, snack38 Comments

Focaccia barese

Neapolitan pizza has taken over the world, but Italy abounds with lesser known regional flatbreads like focaccia genovese from Liguria, schiacciata from Tuscany, sfincione from Sicily, just to name a few. Today I’d like to show you one of my personal favorites, from Puglia’s capital city Bari: focaccia barese, also … Read More