calabrianspareribs

Calabrian Style Pork Ribs

Costa di Maiale Calabrese ~ Calabrians preserve many of their vegetables in oil to be used throughout the year, and this recipe uses some of those vegetables preserved in...

grilledfigpasta

Grilled Fig & Prosciutto Pasta

This is a great fresh, grilled pasta recipe that has an intriguing flavor and is perfect to make when fresh figs hit our stores. Try different types of figs...

piciporcini

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...

chiantiwine

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...

amatriciana

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...

roastedrootveggies

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,...

stuffedonions

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...

pappa

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...