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Casatiello – Neapolitan Easter Bread

Casatiello is a traditional Easter celebratory special bread of Naples. It is a rich brioche type of dough made with eggs and butter that is studded throughout with cheese...

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Easter In Italy

Easter in Italy is a Christian based holiday, which begins on Palm Sunday, and culminates the following week on Easter Sunday. Although all of Holy Week is important, it...

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Strawberry Tiramisu

We recently had some friends over for dinner and decided to fire up the pizza oven and made four different types of pizzas, two of each. When we have...

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Easter Menu

Easter Sunday in an Italian home is a joyous occasion spent with family and friends. Typical of Italian cuisine, most holiday tables are planned around seasonal favorites, and springtime...

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Torta Pasqualina

Torta Pasqualina ~ Another traditional tart recipe, this one for Torta Pasqualina, or Italian Easter Pie, a traditional Ligurian recipe made each year to celebrate the Easter holiday. It...

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Slow Braised Beans & Greens

This is a classic Italian vegetable dish that is very inexpensive to prepare that originated from “cucina povera”. For this dish I bought a bag of dried chickpeas, a...

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Oven Roasted Vegetables With Farro & Oranges

I first discovered farro on a past trip to Umbria many years ago and it was truly love at first bite. If you are unfamiliar with farro, it is...

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Whole Wheat No Knead Bread

I love making my own bread at home, but for some reason I haven’t baked a loaf of bread since Christmas although I do bake focaccia of some type...

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Roasted Eggplant & Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Having lived in Italy for many years, we tend to be very picky about Italian cuisine and rarely go out to eat at local Italian restaurants in North America...

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Fig & Hazelnut Spiced Biscotti

I have written in the past that my husband loves biscotti and that I consider it my job to keep his biscotti jar full. I have been negligent in...