Archive | Recipes RSS feed for this section

Morra – Italian Trowing Fingers Game – Oldest Game in the World

 Morra Italian Throwing Fingers Game Oldest game in the world * Morra is a hand game that dates back thousands of years to ancient Roman and Greek times. Each player simultaneously reveals their hand, extending any number of fingers, and calls out a number. Any player who successfully guesses the total number of fingers revealed by all players […]

Read more

Sanguinaccio – Interesting & Traditional Calabrese Recipe

Sanguinacci0 Traditional Calabrese Recipe * Sanguinaccio… All over the world there is a version of this. Back in the day when animals were slaughtered they used everything. In this case it is the blood. I remember my mother telling me about Sanguinoccia when I was a kid. Then as I got older I actually had […]

Read more

Mortadella – Our Favorite Sandwich – OMG

Mortadella  Our Favorite Sandwich OMG Mortadella is a large Italian sausage or luncheon meat  made of finely hashed or ground, heat-cured pork, which incorporates at least 15% small cubes of pork fat (principally the hard fat from the neck of the pig). Mortadella is a product of Bologna, Italy. It is flavoured with spices, including whole or ground black pepper, myrtle berries, and pistachios. […]

Read more

Eggs in Purgatory – Laura Vitale Italian Recipe – OMG – YUM

Eggs in Purgatory Wonderful Recipe from the Past Laura Vitale   * When I was much younger my mom used to make something where the rendered tomatoes filled the deep dish frying pan and then she broke eggs into the middle of the tomatoes.      It was something that she  would often make for […]

Read more

Fried Dough – Simple and Delicious

Fried Dough Simple & Delicious * Executive Chef John Coletta explains his method of making Italian Fried Dough.     If you are like me you have some wonderful memories of the simple things we had growing up. Fried Dough was one of them. This is not a zeppole recipe. Fried Dough and Zeppole are […]

Read more

Bread Making – Old World Sicilian – Field to Table – Fascinating

 Bread Making Old World Sicilian Fascinating From the Field to the Table * Delicious Old World Bread This is truly a fascinating video. Bread Making – It’s not a recipe as much as it is a film that takes you from harvesting in the field, to making the dough, to preparing the ancient brick oven, […]

Read more

Eggplant Parmigiana – Italian Gandma’ Gina – OMG

Egg plant Parmigiana Italian Grandma’ Gina My favorite * Watch and Listen to Italian Grandma’ Gina as she explains in her priceless Broken English how to make Eggplant Parmigiana.  Eggplant Parmigiana has a special place in my heart. When I was growing up my best friend Tony (actually his real name is Felice but that’s […]

Read more

Ciambotta – Southern Italian Vegetable Stew – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Ciambotta Italian Vegetable Stew Italian Grandma’ Gina   * Ciambotta “is a member of that hard-to-define category of Italian foods known as minestre, with a texture that generally falls somewhere between a thick soup and a stew.” Ciambotta       Ciambotta This is a wonderful “traditional” recipe and video (below) featuring our favorite Italian Grandma’ […]

Read more

Pasta Fazool – Classic Pasta Fagioli – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Pasta Fazool / Pasta Fagioli Italian Grandma’ Gina Wonderful Recipe * Pasta Fazool, that’s what we called Pasta Fagioli when we were growing up. It was and continues to be one of my favorite dishes. I guess you could call it a peasant dish but most of the foods we grew up with would fit […]

Read more

Pizza – Great Depression Cooking – 91 year old Clara Cannucciari

Pizza Great Depression Cooking Clara Cuccinnari  Pizza * Great Depression Cooking host Clara Bonfanti Cannucciari was born in Melrose Park, Illinois on August 18, 1915. Clara was the host of the web series Great Depression Cooking with Clara and author of the book Clara’s Kitchen.     Clara Cannucciari went on to live through America’s Great Depression. During these difficult times, […]

Read more