A sunny dish for this rainy day: Zucchini alla scapece

Oh my . . . how long has it been! So long that I almost feel as intimidated as I was when I wrote my first post. In fact, one of the reason why I haven't been writing is because I did not know how to come back. I kept thinking: "Am I supposed to …

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If it’s Friday. . . it’s Pesce!

Last week I had tweeted this picture and I promised that I would have followed up with a post, so here I am, as promised. Risotto ai gamberi (Risotto with shrimp) is one of my favorite dish to prepare. It is comforting and fresh at the same time, perfect for Spring.  To me it represents the fusion of …

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Carnevale di Venezia – Venetian Carnival

Many of you may already know that Venice is not only known as one of the most unique and romantic cities in Italy, but also for its Carnevale. The Carnevale (carnival) is a holiday that is celebrated in countries of Christian tradition, especially Catholic. The word Carnevale comes from the Latin "carnem levare" (remove the meat), as …

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National Pie Day. . . My Pear Pie

Just a few days ago, browsing a newspaper, I learned that today, January 23 is National Pie Day. I don’t consider the pie as one of the most typical Italian dessert; Fruit crostata (tart) and jam tart are more common. Once, however, I read about this National Pie Day I decided to investigate a little …

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Recipe: Calzoni e Panzerotti. . . Yum-Yum!!!

This past Monday, after 4 weeks of winter break, my youngest son, Mattia, went back to school. I already miss him! To ensure that he would not forget his mom, I went on a three-day cooking marathon: Baked rigatoni with tomatoes/béchamel sauce on Friday, baked Calzoni and fried Panzerotti on Saturday and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese …

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