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Helen Monaco’s Pizzelles

In Dessert, Italy, Vegetarian On December 17, 2015 0 Comments

When I met my husband, one of the first things he told me about himself was that he was from a large Italian family that appreciated food. He… Read More »

Homemade Ricotta Tavola Mediterranea

Homemade Ricotta

In Cheese, Cucina Povera, Italy, Vegetarian On November 13, 2015 0 Comments

Cheese.  By God if there is a food product that I cannot get enough of, it is cheese.  I was asked a very interesting question once:  If I… Read More »

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Spaghetti all’Olio e Aglio (Olive Oil and Garlic) – “The Spouse Catcher”

In Cucina Povera, Italy, Pasta, Sauces, Vegetarian On September 14, 2015 2 Comments

Okay readers! Bookmark this game-changer in your browsers. Here’s a recipe that you’re going to want to have on hand for a special day.  This recipe is what prompted my husband… Read More »

Mini Panettone - Italian Christmas Bread

Christmas Panettoncini or Mini Panettone – Traditional Italian Fruit Bread

In Bread, Christmas, Italy, Vegetarian On October 13, 2014 0 Comments

This recipe is a smaller take on the popular Italian Christmas fruit-bread, Panettone.  ‘Personal Panettone’, I call them, or Panettoncino if you want to be linguistically correct!  These… Read More »

Traditional Italian Christmas Panettone

Christmas Panettone – Traditional Italian Fruit Bread

In Bread, Christmas, Italy, Vegetarian On October 13, 2014 0 Comments

This recipe is for the popular, and incredibly tasty, Italian Christmas fruit-bread: Panettone. These fruit breads are not only simple to make, they also make great Christmas projects… Read More »

Italian Country Bread from Tavola Mediterranea 2

Italian Country Bread made with Starter (Pasta Madre)

In Ancient Recipes, Bread, Italy, Vegetarian On September 9, 2014 0 Comments

We all need to understand one basic thing in life: there’s no need to ever buy bread from the shops when you know how to make your own. It’s… Read More »

Sauteed Cicoria with Lemon

A Week In Ravello – Sauteed Cicoria (Chicory or Dandelion Greens) with Lemon

In Italy, Sides, Vegan, Vegetarian On August 4, 2014 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of sampling cicoria (pronounced chi-ko-rea) for the first time when I was in Rome last summer.  At first sight on the table, to North… Read More »

Traditional Italian Christmas Panettone

Christmas Panettone – Traditional Italian Fruit Bread (Vegan)

In Bread, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian On December 1, 2013 4 Comments

This recipe is for the popular, and incredibly tasty, Italian Christmas fruit-bread: Panettone. These fruit breads are not only simple to make, they also make great Christmas projects… Read More »

Mini Panettone - Italian Christmas Bread

Christmas Panettoncini or Mini Panettone – Traditional Italian Fruit Bread (Vegan)

In Bread, Italy, Vegan, Vegetarian On December 1, 2013 5 Comments

This recipe is a smaller take on the popular Italian Christmas fruit-bread, Panettone.  ‘Personal Panettone’, I call them, or Panettoncino if you want to be linguistically correct!  These… Read More »

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A Week in Ravello – Lemon and Ricotta Tart

In Cheese, Italy, Limone Sfusato, Travel & Tourism, Vegetarian On November 24, 2013 4 Comments

The culinary use of lemons is often limited to garnishes, desserts or liqueurs. But this citrus fruit can do so much more than simply flavour water and liquor… Read More »