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Recipe C' Italian Dining

C' Italian Dining

While Manila has become oversaturated with Italian restaurants, it has also become disamarmingly apparent that most of these are of the second-rate, trying-hard, copycat kind. With the exception of Italianni's with the checkered, laminated tablecloths tha
Recipe Easy Sliced Bread Pizza

Easy Sliced Bread Pizza

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There is ?something? in pizza that could really make me drool. When craving hits me, it is really difficult to ignore or resist such a desire. While the ?probably best pizza restaurant? in Sri Lanka which I featured before in my post ?Best Pizza in Sri L
Recipe Primavera with Penne Pasta ( Step by Step)

Primavera with Penne Pasta ( Step by Step)

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When ever I go to Italian Restaurant, I always end up in the same confused state what to order. As I love EggPlant/Brinjal/Baingan/Vankaya (????? ) , I have tried Eggplant Parmesan several times, (as a person who loves to try different foods), I am bored
Recipe Salmon & Artichoke Pasta

Salmon & Artichoke Pasta

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So one day, I defrosted some salmon fillets, but didn t have a clue what to prepare. After rummaging through the cupboard and fridge, I threw together a few ingredients that can be incorporated with the salmon tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, basil, arti
Recipe Pennsylvania Salami Makers: Homemade Soppressata or Soupie

Pennsylvania Salami Makers: Homemade Soppressata or "Soupie"

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(Photo "Soupie" or Soppressata during the "first hanging." The meat is already starting to shrink and change color; the meat hangs in this manner for one week. Courtesy of Matt Scicchitano) In Calabria, the salumi sopressata ( see my guide to salumi
Recipe John Cassavetes Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic & Pasta

John Cassavetes Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic & Pasta

A John Cassavetes flick is a cinematic palate cleanser. After a steady diet of predictable and anemic Hollywood film scraps it's great to dig into raw, spicy and unpredictable filmmaking. And I've come up with a pasta dish that is as fiery as one of my
Recipe Capricciosa Pasta and Pizza at Sunway Pyramid

Capricciosa Pasta and Pizza at Sunway Pyramid

Capricciosa From all the flowers and well wishes, it kinda gives it away that this restaurant is newly opened. Its a new restaurant indeed but the food that it serves goes a long way back; back in 1978. I can hear some of you going "Oh another Japanese
Recipe Buttermilk Dipped Fried Ravioli Appetizers with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Buttermilk Dipped Fried Ravioli Appetizers with Marinara Dipping Sauce

Crunchy, light pillows of ricotta cheese filling dipped in a delicious Marinara Sauce. How does that sound to you? When my Co-Worker, Kelly, described this delicious appetizer her eyes were rolling in the back of her head. "It's the buttermilk that give
Recipe Recipe: Pan Simmered Capretto (Baby Goat) with Tomatoes, Onion, Parsley, and Herbs

Recipe: Pan Simmered Capretto (Baby Goat) with Tomatoes, Onion, Parsley, and Herbs

I get the same reaction when I wax philosophically about the virtues of Capretto or baby goat; namely, that's gross! I often explain how, as far as I can remember, eating baby goat was a staple of our Italian American Easter and Christmas dinners. Nonna
Recipe Pesto Tuna, Dandelion and Red Onion, and Kidney Bean, Corn, and Parsley Salad

Pesto Tuna, Dandelion and Red Onion, and Kidney Bean, Corn, and Parsley Salad

I remember walking through the Calabrian countryside with my grandfather as a boy when he suddenly feel to his knees and plucked a few pieces of what I thought was simple green grass from the ground. I, of course, thought he was just being his usual pa
Recipe Spaghetti Carbonara with Homemade Bacon

Spaghetti Carbonara with Homemade Bacon

The cuisine of most countries is often associated with a certain style/focus, like French cuisine is mostly linked to elaborate, complex dishes, German to heavily meat based dishes with hardly any vegetables besides potatoes or Italian to simple dishes wi
Recipe Risotto with sausages (risotto con salsiccia)

Risotto with sausages (risotto con salsiccia)

Italian cuisine is often characterized as driven by seasons and being focused on very few ingredients in each dish. There are pasta dishes like Spaghetti Carbonara which fall under this category. For us the dish which symbolizes this philosophy most is
Recipe Tomato Basil Arugula Stuffed Crust Pizza

Tomato Basil Arugula Stuffed Crust Pizza

I think there are very few who can vouch and say that they DON T like Pizza! Its not the healthiest thing to be munching around all the time, but then on occasion when you enjoy it, nothing competes the heartiness and deliciousness of a yummy pizza! I h
Recipe Spinach Goat Cheese Lasagna + Pasta Party Giveaway!

Spinach Goat Cheese Lasagna + Pasta Party Giveaway!

The last time I made lasagna completely from scratch (including the noodles) was over a year ago for the March 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge .  I have hand rolled pasta my whole life.  That s not to say that I ve been making LOTS of homemade pasta.  I hav
Recipe Made in Italy : Pizzas by the Metre.

Made in Italy : Pizzas by the Metre.

As I was researching (some prefer to say wikipedia) the origins of Pizza, I stumbled across the valiant efforts of an organisation known as Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) , or the Real Neopolitan Pizza Association. Obviously, they are non-profit and their
Recipe Our new savoury tarts

Our new savoury tarts

Our savoury tarts are successful. A lot of people use our recipes to make handmade savoury tarts. So we have added two new recipes in these days. The first is a savoury pie made with autumnal ingredients: mushrooms, head cabbage, potatoes and mozzarel
Recipe Spumoni Ice Cream Terrine

Spumoni Ice Cream Terrine

When I asked my Chief Culinary Consultant last week if he had any ideas for new ice cream flavors since I still had two more Fridays left for celebrating July s National Ice Cream Month, he offered up quite a few great ones, but the one we both got excite
Recipe Zeppoles, zapplas - Sweet Fried Breads

Zeppoles, zapplas - Sweet Fried Breads

This Summer my sisters introduced me to another (the first being ' Bookworm ') treasure trove in Bangalore - Blossoms Book House . The three floor collection of used and new books will drive you crazy. Be sure to carry a couple of sturdy bags to