Strozzapreti ai funghi (Strozzapreti with Mushrooms)

Frankpasta, primi piatti, Winter7 Comments

Strozzapreti with Mushrooms

There are all sorts of mushroom sauces, some of which have made their appearance on this blog. The mushroom and tomato sauce, for example, that goes so well with dried pasta, or the mushroom cream sauce for gnocchi or even ox tongue. None of these are very hard to make, … Read More

Gnocchi ai funghi (Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce)

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Gnocchi ai funghi

 The Romans out there will know that Thursdays in Rome (and perhaps in the rest of Italy) is gnocchi day. After ten years in Rome, I’ve gotten into the habit and in our house we still often eat gnocchi on Thursdays. In the Fall and Winter, I particularly like gnocchi … Read More

Gratinéed Ox Tongue in Mushroom Cream Sauce

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As mentioned recently, veal tongue is a common part of a bollito misto, but tongue is also a wonderful dish all on its own. Although classified as an organ meat, tongue doesn’t taste ‘organ-y’ at all. Rather it tastes like a richest, most unctuous cut of beef you have ever … Read More

Penne ai funghi (Penne with Mushroom Sauce)

Frankpasta, primi piatti, Toscana9 Comments

penne ai funghi

Fall is my favorite season, and one of the best reasons to love the fall is all the wonderful food you get to eat! The sprightly but rather thin dishes of summer give way to more substantial fare: game, soups and stews of all kinds, pumpkin and other squashes, beans, … Read More