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  Click Here for some Unique Italian Themed Items and Gifts Our Italian Story Much of the unique quality and appeal of Italy comes from the variety and individuality of Italy’s regions. One of the best parts of visiting Italy is finding new places to explore. Camogli is a fishing village and local tourist resort located on the west side […]

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Easter Bread Bunnies Easy Recipe

Easter Bread Bunnies Easy Recipe *     The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.       Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the […]

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Pizza Rustica (Pizzakeen) Recipe – Chef Pasquale

 Pizza Rustica – Pizza Chieno Pizzakeen Chef Pasquale recipe *     Both of my Italian Grandmothers made what we called Pizzagiena or one version of an Italian Easter Pie. Grandmom Julie was from Basilicata and Grandmom Madeline was from Calabria.  Yet they both made it pretty much the same way. It was made with diced […]

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Eggplant Meatball Recipe – Chef Pasquale 

Eggplant Meatball Recipe Chef Pasquale      In this segment Chef Pasquale explains his version of Eggplant Meatballs. This is another unique way of using Melenzane or Eggplant. It’s easy and delicious. Take a moment and let Chef Pasquale share is recipe (In Broken English) for Eggplant Meatballs      Eggplant, due to its texture […]

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Easter Cookie Doll & Basket recipe “PUPE di PASQUA” – Grandma’ Gina

“Easter Cookie Doll & Basket” Pupe di Pasqua Italian Grandma’ Gina *     One of the Easter Traditions that may recall has to do with what is known as  “Le Pupe di Pasqua.” In this segment we feature Italian Grandma’ Gina and her version of the Easter Dolls and Basket or Pupa di Pasqua. […]

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Italian Sweet Easter Bread Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Savory Easter “TORTA PASQUALINA” Recipe by  Laura Vitale

Savory Easter Cake Torta Pasqualina  Laura in the Kitchen   * The pasqualina cake is usually a savory pie , typical of the  Easter Season.    * It is prepared by spreading very thin sheets of pasta prepared with water, flour and olive oil (without yeast ). The cut sheet that will be used for the bottom must be larger than the pan, and, in this phase of preparation, it […]

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Traditional Sweet “Easter Bread” Video Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Traditional Easter Cake “Torta Pasqualina” – GialloZafferano

Traditional Easter Cake “Torta Pasqualina”  GialloZafferano   * The pasqualina cake is usually a savory pie , typical of the  Easter Season.    * It is prepared by spreading very thin sheets of pasta prepared with water, flour and olive oil (without yeast ). The cut sheet that will be used for the bottom must be larger than the pan, and, in this phase of preparation, it must hang out […]

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