Tag Archives: Italian recipes

Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Most backyard gardeners have picked their last tomato by now. This time of year is when I love to make fresh tomato sauce using the Roma and plum tomatoes I grew myself and allowed to ripen on the vine. It’s … Continue reading

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Veal Scaloppine Marsala

“Try the VEAL, it’s the best in the City”. One of the many memorable quotes from the movie “The Godfather “. “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”, another one of my favorites. The year was 1972 and the movie The Godfather was … Continue reading

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Southern Fried Chicken (Southern Italy Fried Chicken)

Who doesn’t like fried chicken? Especially done right. I know southerners in the USA claim this as their own. But us southern Italians have just as much a right to fry up some chicken and consider it great “Italian Comfort … Continue reading

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Cucuzza

You rarely find this vegetable in the supermarkets, if at all.  But if you lived in Brooklyn or any Italian neighborhood you could find cucuzza growing in just about everyone’s garden. It was as much a part of summer as  the … Continue reading

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Roasted Sausages, Peppers, Onions, and Potatoes

The Jersey Shore When I see a dish of sausage and peppers I immediately think of Italian feasts like the San Genaro Festival in Little Italy. Or summer nights on the board walk down the shore at Point Pleasant or Seaside … Continue reading

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Pasta con Ricotta – Linguini & Ricotta Cheese

Beautiful Vizzini At 60 km from Catania in the Hyblaean Mountains, on the most northwesterly slopes of Monte Lauro, Vizzini rises on the spot of ancient Bidis, a Roman city mentioned by Pliny and Cicero. In the Middle Ages the … Continue reading

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Orange Salad

This dish is one of those “heavenly unions”. In this case, an unusual combination of ingredients that go very well together. I guess if you really think about it…olive oil and Italian bread go great with just about everything! In … Continue reading

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