Recipes

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by Francine Segan | Fri, 03/08/2019 - 07:53
When we hear the word pesto, most of us think of the Genovese variety, a blend of seven ingredients-- basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, salt and grated…
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by Francine Segan | Fri, 02/22/2019 - 03:06
Carnevale is celebrated during the 40 days before Easter and is one of Italy’s biggest winter festivals with parades, special entertainments, music and…
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by Francine Segan | Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:57
“The macaroni had been cooked in almond milk and sugar, and perfumed with ambergris, the finest ground cinnamon, genuine Corinth currants, pistachios from the…
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by Francine Segan | Fri, 12/28/2018 - 06:00
Panettone, tall and dome shaped, this soft, not-too-sweet yeast cake with a fruity tang of raisins and candied oranges is the quintessential Italian Christmas…
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by italicana kitchen | Thu, 12/06/2018 - 03:42
I remember the first time I tried my Italian aunt-in-law’s spinach and ricotta cannelloni: it was love at first bite. Fresh egg pasta was flattened into sheets…
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by Francine Segan | Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:15
Nuts are popular in many Italian desserts like Torta della Nonna featuring pine nuts and Spongata, a honey-rich specialty of Emilia-Romagna filled with almonds…
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by Francine Segan | Wed, 10/31/2018 - 09:37
Pasta, Italy’s amazingly versatile food can be served 365 different ways a year. Adapting nicely to changing temperatures and seasonal ingredients. Timing is…
Culture
by Francine Segan | Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:40
Dinner in antiquity was almost always a social affair shared with a few close friends at someone’s home.  The ancient Romans thought that the ideal number of…
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by Francine Segan | Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:59
Sure, Italians boil pasta in water, but that’s not the only way they prepare Italy’s fabulously versatile ingredient. Many Italians –home cooks and chefs--…
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by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:34
Italian food is all about transforming the simplest of ingredients into extraordinary dishes. Its cuisine is especially adept at knowing perfectly how to bring…