ORECCHIETTE PASTA (LITTLE EARS) WITH BROCCOLI

little ear pasta with broccoli

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”

ITALIAN CHICKEN SAUSAGE WITH POTATOES

Italian Chicken Sausage and Potatoes

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 CHICKEN SAUSAGE WITH POTATOES”