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Category: Italian Cuisine

Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone

Soup-making brings memories of home. I love to make soup.  It brings to mind one of my favorite memories of my mother.  Not that she ever made soup.  Her sister, however, was an inveterate soup maker.  She started from scratch and made her own stocks.…

Baked Ziti with (or without) Sausage

Baked Ziti with (or without) Sausage

A new take on an Italian Classic from Recipe Developer Extraordinaire Alison Roman If you’ve ever cooked a recipe from Alison Roman, you’ll be mightily impressed by the spin she puts on Classics.  And this dish is a classic.  Ziti al forno, which translates to…

Bobby Flay’s Chicken Parmesan

Bobby Flay’s Chicken Parmesan

A dish you can have on the table in under 30 minutes Coming across this recipe was like running into an old friend.  It’s from “Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen” (Clarkson Potter 2019), Bobby Flay’s latest cookbook. In it he says, “I…

A visit to the C.I.A., A recipe for a True Tuscan Bread Salad and one for a Lower Gluten Salad made with Wheatberries!!

A visit to the C.I.A., A recipe for a True Tuscan Bread Salad and one for a Lower Gluten Salad made with Wheatberries!!

The thrill of being invited to participate in a three-day adventure at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley, California branch is about as good as it gets. Especially if you’re a self-taught home cook.  And the experience exceeded every imaginable expectation I had. How…

Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata

Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata

Asparagus season is coming and here’s a great way to celebrate its arrival. While a frittata sounds rather fancy, it’s a very easy dish to make. Far simpler than flipping an omelette, it’s wildly versatile too.  For this version, I added shallots and cremini mushrooms…

15 Minute Skillet Pan Pizza

15 Minute Skillet Pan Pizza

I consider Pizza a perfect food.  In one slice, you combine dairy, vegetables, carbohydrates and protein.  And you pick it up with one hand to eat it—no utensils necessary. All right, I use a fork which is contrary to New York pizza etiquette but not…

Orecchiette with Buttermilk, Peas and Pistachios from Bon Appetit

Orecchiette with Buttermilk, Peas and Pistachios from Bon Appetit

When it comes to Buttermilk, I can come up with three recipes that require it: Waffles, Fried Chicken and Biscuits.  Buttermilk comes in quarts. The only recipe of the three that requires that much Buttermilk is perhaps the chicken marinade which is used to tenderize…

My latest on The Daily Meal…a Restaurant Suggestion in NY’s Meatpacking District

My latest on The Daily Meal…a Restaurant Suggestion in NY’s Meatpacking District

Pictured Above: All Italian from its San Marzano Tomato Sauce to it’s Mozzarella, Pizza Margherita at Simò The Meatpacking District’s New Pizzaria Is Just 90 Seconds from Napoli Jun 4, 2018 | 1:52 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Highend Chef Simone Falco opens Simò…