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Pici With Sausage Porcini Ragu

On our recent trip to Italy, we seemed to see fresh porcini mushrooms everywhere we went during our week in Tuscany. Since we love porcini, we planned to make...

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Risotto With Chianti Wine

We enjoyed this risotto dish on our trip to Tuscany and I made it for our family the following week while we were staying at a farmhouse in Umbria....

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Peperonata

This “pepper stew” is wonderful with grilled or roasted meats, or as an addition to an antipasti table.  I made this on our trip in Umbria while we were...

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Pasta Amatriciana

This sauce was created in the Roman town of Amatrice. It is commonly served over thick, hollow-tube pasta called bucatini, however I serve it over almost any dried pasta,...

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Lasagna Bolognese

Rich and hearty, this is a traditional lasagna recipe typical of old country Italian cooking.  The list of ingredients may at first be a bit alarming, but I assure...

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasting vegetables caramelizes them which brings out their full rich flavor, and gives them a sweetness that is delicious. This recipe can be varied using your favorite root vegetables,...

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Stuffed Onions

Use a sweet type of onion for this recipe such as Vidalia. These onions are great with grilled meats, and are well suited to take on picnics. Serve either...

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Pappa al Pomodoro

This recipe is for yet another famous Tuscan soup whose name, pappa, simply means puree. It is often made in very large batches, and is always served just slightly...

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Roasted Whitefish With Vegetables

We make this dish often in my family, though we often substitute different fish and vegetables depending on what we have on hand. This is a recipe that is impressive...

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Salsa Verde

A great vibrant sauce that is perfect to top grilled seafood, meats, or cold poached chicken. You can vary the taste by adding other ingredients such as capers or anchovies...