Pasta ai peperoni (Pasta and Peppers)

Frankpasta, primi piatti34 Comments

Pasta ai peperoni (Pasta with Bell Peppers)

September is here and, for many in the northern hemisphere, the return to work this means autumn is already here. And here in US, last Monday was Labor Day, which. marks the unofficial end of summer. And yet foodwise September is a transitional, you might even say schizophrenic, month. We … Read More

Fagiolini e patate (Green Bean and Potato Salad)

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Fagiolini e patate (Green Bean and Potato Salad)

It’s a testament to the vastness of Italian cookery that, even after 14 years of blogging, I find that I’ve managed to miss an uber-popular dish like this staple of summer tables, fagiolini e patate or Green Bean and Potato Salad. Well, better late than never… If you haven’t tried … Read More

Focaccia barese

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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

Funghi gratinati (Gratinéed Mushrooms)

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Funghi gratinati (Gratinéed Mushrooms)

Mushroom lovers will love this dish. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy their unadulterated woodsy flavor than this simple, light gratin which Italians call funghi gratinati. It’s a quick and easy dish, almost a “non recipe”: You just place mushrooms on a baking dish, sprinkle them with … Read More

Peperoni ripieni di pasta

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Peperoni ripieni di pasta

As we approach the end of summer and autumn produce begins to appear in our markets, it’s easy to forget that, for a few more days at least, it’s still summer. Indeed, even as pumpkins and pears and such make their appearances, summer produce like peppers and tomatoes are still … Read More