pancettacreamsauce

Pasta Vecchia Napoli

I first tasted this pasta dish at a small trattoria just outside of Cortona and found it delicious. I knew as soon as I tasted it that I would...

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Cavatelli With Mussels And White Beans

Pasta con Cozze e Fagioli  ~ We first had this pasta dish in Tuscany at Badia a Coltibuono, but found out later it is actually a very popular dish in...

eggplantparm

Eggplant Parmesan

I always grill or broil my eggplant instead of frying in oil, which greatly reduces the fat intake. Try to choose firm, shiny skinned small to medium sized eggplants. The...

shrimpcapri

Shrimp Capri

In this easy recipe,  quickly cooked, tender shrimp are coated in a delicious tomato sauce which has been flavored with olives, capers, garlic and hot peppers.  I have been...

garlickybeans

Green Beans With Garlic & Fresh Tomatoes

  When string beans are at their peak in the summer, this is a great recipe to try. Serve them with roasted or grilled meats or seafood. I love picking...

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...