Salsicce e fagioli (Sausage and Beans)

FrankFall, secondi piatti, Winter28 Comments

Sausage and Beans

Pork and beans were meant for each other—think franks and beans from the States or cassoulet from France, to take just two examples. Italians enjoy the combination, too, of course, as in the festive Cotechino with Lentils, or the rustic fagioli con le cotiche, or in this simple, everyday dish … Read More

Calamarata con Salsiccia, Ricotta e Piselli (Calamarata Pasta with Sausage, Ricotta and Peas)

FrankMolise, pasta, primi piatti8 Comments

Calamarata pasta with sausage, peas and ricotta cheese

This was a dish I made up on the spot one day, finding a few stray links of  sausage and some leftover ricotta in my fridge, and some frozen peas at the bottom of the freezer, to serve as a condimento for some calamarata pasta I had in the pantry. … Read More

Pollo arrosto ripeno (Angelina’s Roasted Chicken with Sausage Stuffing)

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Angelina's Roasted Chicken

Apart from lasagna, nothing says Sunday dinner to me like a roasted chicken, sitting on the dining room table golden brown, with crispy skin, tender, juicy meat and—for special occasions—a savory stuffing. It’s a dish that was almost a universal feature of family dinners back in the day but, sadly, … Read More

Rose di radicchio (Radicchio “Roses” Stuffed with Sausage)

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Radicchio Rose

I like to think that I have a good knowledge of Italian cookery but, every once in a while, I stumble on a dish that I’ve never heard of, let alone tried. So it was with a recent blog post from fellow blogger Judy Witts, whose blog Over a Tuscan … Read More

Polenta con salsicce e spuntature (Polenta with Sausage and Spareribs)

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Polenta with Sausage and Spareribs

Rome is not especially known for its love of polenta, perhaps because its winters are relatively mild compared with those up in true polenta country skirting the southern rim of the Alps, but there is one polenta dish you are bound to find if you visit Rome in the cold … Read More

Verza e salsiccia (Italian Sausage and Cabbage)

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Italian Sausage and Cabbage

Not sure about you, but the weather here has crossed the line from pleasantly crisp to downright cold at night. That’s as good an excuse as any for some good, stick to the ribs eating like sausage and cabbage. It may sound eastern European, but Italians, too, like their cabbage, … Read More

Salsicce alla romana coi broccoletti (Sausage and Broccoli Rabe)

FrankLazio, secondi piatti11 Comments

Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Is there any meat more satisfying than sausages? If there is, I haven’t found it. And, in this typically Roman dish, Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, brings together that particularly happy marriage of pork and cruciferous greens.  The slight bitterness of the broccoletti sets off the savory richness of the sausage perfectly. … Read More

Chiocciole con salsiccia, piselli e ricotta (Pasta Shells with Sausage, Peas and Ricotta)

Frankpasta, primi piatti5 Comments

This was a dish I made up on the spot today, finding a stray single link of Italian sausage, some leftover ricotta and some frozen peas at the bottom of the freezer. The result was very good indeed—I thought I had stumbled on a new classic, until I check it … Read More