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Recipe The art of Italian cooking: pasta salad with artichokes and surimi crab sticks

The art of Italian cooking: pasta salad with artichokes and surimi crab sticks

Hi, this is the fifty third entry abou the art of cooking Italian pasta. Today s post is dedicated to another pasta salad idea: pasta salad with artichokes and surimi crab sticks . Pasta salad with artichokes and surimi crab sticks It s easy-to
Recipe How to Make Italian Sausage Like a Vendor

How to Make Italian Sausage Like a Vendor

When I did my Sausage Cart Spaghetti post last week I was dismayed by how many people had never had an Italian sausage from a vendor's cart. I mean sure, they're greasy, sketchy and who knows when that license they have taped up (but covered in grime
Recipe The art of Italian cooking: a summer dinner party menu idea

The art of Italian cooking: a summer dinner party menu idea

Hi, this is the twenty second post about Italian cooking. In the last post we spoke you about an easy winter menu  composed by three courses all made with winter ingredients. Today we d like  to tell people who live south the Equator. Summer is going t
Recipe The Italian art of cooking pasta: cavatelli with broccoli and crab meat

The Italian art of cooking pasta: cavatelli with broccoli and crab meat

Hi, this is the twentieth post about the authentic Italian recipes. The last post was about pasta e broccoli .  Now it s time to show you another recipe with more ingredients: pasta with broccoli and crab meat . The recipe is easy-to-do and  very ta
Recipe Warming Up With Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate)

Warming Up With Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate)

We are currently in Utah enjoying spending time with family.  It has been snowy and cold the whole time we ve been here, which I guess is to be expected, since it is winter. But I must say that living in Southern California for the past yea
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 If they serve Italian food, then why is the name Spanish?

If they serve Italian food, then why is the name Spanish?

Thatboy has a lot of fantastic qualities, but foreign language skill is not one of them. In fact, even though he?s the one with high school Spanish under his belt, I had to point out that ?Cucina Urbana? was in fact Italian, and not Spanish. When restaur
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 Baked Ham-and-Cheese Rice Casserole

Baked Ham-and-Cheese Rice Casserole

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Baked Ham-and-Cheese Rice Casserole, Piso Al Forno. The recipe came from Every Night Italian by Giuliano Hazan . I use to make this quite often but this is the first time since I have been blogging. Ingredients Salt 1 1/2 cups Arborio Rice 4 tbsp butt
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 Baci Di Ricotta - Forever Nigella #3 ?Ciao Italia?

Baci Di Ricotta - Forever Nigella #3 ?Ciao Italia?

After making several Nigella recipes this month, though none remotely Italian in theme or ingredient, I thought I may have to forgo this months Forever Nigella challenge over at Maison Cupcake?but I ended up making two Nigella recipes on the same day, b
Recipe Veal Meatball Carbonara

Veal Meatball Carbonara

sem?o?li?na noun?/?sem??l?n?/ 1. The hard grains left after the milling of flour, used in puddings and in pasta When I saw semolina pasta at Healthy Supplies my first thought was ?Oh my god, I have to make pasta!? Semolin
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 Caprese Pizza

Caprese Pizza

Caprese pizza is an Italian classic that I have ALWAYS wanted to make... Last night we had a pizza party for my whole fam dam and made three different kinds: garden party pizza with chicken, James made ham pepperoni and this Caprese!!! I LOVED it with
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 Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar: Australian Pizza Bar Now at Holland V

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar: Australian Pizza Bar Now at Holland V

Pizza, gourmet pizza, healthy gourmet pizza, healthy gourmet pizza from Australia, healthy gourmet pizza from Australia now at Holland Village. And I thought it was just on a whim I actually accepted Charlie (Orion PR)'s invitation to the soft launch
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 Caprese Meets Crostini: Campari Tomato, Balsamic Glaze & Mozzarella on Toasted Baguette

Caprese Meets Crostini: Campari Tomato, Balsamic Glaze & Mozzarella on Toasted Baguette

A few days ago I posted a recipe for a beet and goat cheese crostini . While I personally love beets, I can't say the same for some close friends and family members. And the last thing I want to do when heading to someone's house ? even to my own parents



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