Orecchiette pasta (little ears) is a staple of the Puglia region, where I was born, where the most traditional version is with a leafy vegetable called RAPINI which resembles broccoli in the appearance but has a slightly bitter taste.
The bitterness is perfectly balanced out by the flavor of the pasta (especially when freshly made), the olive oil and the anchovies.… Read the full post “ORECCHIETTE PASTA (LITTLE EARS) WITH BROCCOLI”
Easy and inexpensive, my Mom’s recipe for Italian sausage with potatoes is a baked dish that will please your family and friends requiring only 10 minutes preparation!
But first, why it is called ITALIAN?
There are at least 15 VARIETIES of sausage in Italy, depending on the Region but most importantly on the composition; the most common and primary ingredient is PORK however it can be veal (less inexpensive) or boar.… Read the full post “ITALIAN SWEET CHICKEN SAUSAGE WITH POTATOES”
Rice or pasta salads are the perfect solution for a summer meal that does not involve too much cooking and you can store in the fridge for up to 3 days!
Indeed my favorite allied for beach or park picnics, it is extremely versatile because you can entirely customize it based on your taste or nationality.… Read the full post “EASY AND LIGHT RICE SALAD – Italian Style!”
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE OUR BOLOGNESE SAUCE!
Whether it’s poured on top of pretty much any shape of pasta you desire or layered in a Lasagna, it makes it for a rich and indulgent PIATTO UNICO, which means A FULL MEAL IN ONE PLATE. Carbs, protein and vegetables spouse each other superbly!… Read the full post “BOLOGNESE SAUCE – Italy’s Queen of Sauces”
This Mother to Daughter recipe for pasta with sugar plum tomatoes is so INCREDIBLY SIMPLE I could not believe I never came up with the same idea!
As I reside abroad, I Skype my Mom and Dad in Italy every other day. The most common subject of conversation is guess what… food!… Read the full post “PASTA WITH FRESH SUGAR PLUM TOMATOES”