beefravioli

Beef Ravioli In Rich Beef Broth

I had a dish very similar to this one at a Michelin star restaurant in Spello and although it was quite simple, it was delicious and I was inspired...

aquapazza

Acqua Pazza

Cooking fish in Acqua Pazza, or “crazy water” is a great way to ensure you end up with a moist, tasty dish. This recipe was created after our recent trip...

jamtart

Jam Crostata

I love simple desserts such as this delicious jam crostata and I try to have my own homemade plum and fig jams on hand to use just for this...

eggbake

Spinach, Sausage & Goat Cheese Egg Casserole

Italians generally do not eat heavy breakfasts, so this is probably not a recipe you would find in Italy. On our recent trip to Marche however, we were surprised...

swisschard

Swiss Chard With Raisins And Pine Nuts

Italians eat a lot of greens, and there are so many ways to prepare them you could eat them daily and not get bored. This is a very traditional...

cenci

Cenci

Fried pastries of this type can be found across Italy, particularly during the carnival season. Cenci mean tatters, which is what these pastries look like before you fry them. They...

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Italian Christmas Cake

Delicate coils of pastry surround raisins and walnuts in this traditional Calabrian treat called Pitta ‘mpigliata. This is my revised edition of this recipe. I received this recipe from my...

cozze

Zuppa di Cozze

This recipe is so simple it is hard to believe it tastes so great! To ensure the best results, use the freshest mussels you can find. Keep the mussels in...

saltfish

Whole Fish Baked In Salt Crust

One would imagine that baking fish a crust of salt would result in a salty tasting dish, but in fact that doesn’t happen. The salt actually doesn’t come in contact...

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Vanilla Gelato

After our return from Italy where we sampled delicious creamy gelato almost on a daily basis, I looked through my recipe files for recipes to make a good basic...