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Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John – YUM

Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John * A calzone – “stocking” is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza that originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations on a calzone can often include other ingredients that are normally associated […]

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Cassata – Traditional Recipe – Giallo Zefferano

Cassata Traditional Recipe Giallo Zefferano – Yellow Saffron *   Cassata or Cassata siciliana is a traditional “Dolce” or Sweet from Sicily, Italy.  Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. A filling this is sometimes used with cannoli. Cassata has a shell of marzipan, pink and green coloured icing, and decorative designs. Cassata may also refer to a Neapolitan ice cream containing […]

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Calabria – Traditional “Nduja” (Anduya) Recipe – Spicey Salami Spread

Calabria Recipe – Traditional “Nduja” (Anduya)  Spicey Salami Spread Chef John Food Wishes *   ‘Nduja (pronounced “Anduya” is a particularly spicy, spreadable pork salumi from Italy. It is typically made with parts of the pig such as the shoulder and belly, as well as tripe, roasted peppers and a mixture of spices. It is a Calabrian variation of salumi, loosely based on […]

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Pizza Sauce Recipe – Chef John Food Wishes

Pizza Sauce (Wonderful) Recipe Chef John Food Wishes * Chef John always has an interesting take on the recipes he puts out. This one on Pizza Sauce is no exception. Enjoy *   The misconception that the tomato has been central to Italian cuisine since its introduction from the Americas is often repeated. Though the tomato was introduced from […]

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Great Depression Cooking – Tomato Sauce w/ Clara Cannucciari 

Great Depression Cooking Tomato Sauce Clara Cannucciari  * In case you have never seen Clara Cannucciari she at the time of this video was 93 years old. Her recipes touch on the foods that her mother served the family back in the 1929 Great Depression to survive. She is  gone now but her videos live […]

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Eggplant Parmigiana – Laura Vitale – Family Recipe

Eggplant Parmigiana Laura Vitale – Family Recipe * Since I was a kid Eggplant Parmigiana has been one of my favorite things. In fact when I was working with my friend Tony’s father Luigi back in the day I would steal the sandwich that Tony’s mom used to make from behind the seat in the […]

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Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * If you enjoy cheese cake you will love this special recipe. Ricotta Cheesecake will put all other cheesecakes to shame in my opinion. Take a moment and let Rossella share her family recipe.  The production of ricotta in the Italian peninsula dates back to the Bronze Age. […]

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Pasta e Ceci – Pasta with Ceci Beans – Rossella Recipe

Pasta e Ceci Recipe Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Pasta e ceci is a typical dish of the Campania , Puglia ( Salento ), Sicilian and Roman cuisine , of very ancient origin.   It is a poor first course , but very nutritious, because chickpeas – like all legumes – contain a significant amount of protein that complements the nutritive intake of pasta, typically rich in carbohydrates .  The Roman version provides for the addition of anchovies. […]

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Stuffed Artichoke Recipe – Italian Grandma’ Gina (Adorable Broken English)

Stuffed Artichoke Recipe – Italian Grandma’ Gina (Adorable Broken English) *   Stuffed artichoke is a food prepared in various regions. A common Italian stuffing uses a mixture of bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, parsley, grated cheese, and prosciutto or sausage. The mixture is pushed into the spaces at the base of each leaf and into the center before the artichoke is boiled or steamed. […]

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Linguine with Clams – White Sauce – Laura Vitale Recipe

Linguine with Clams  White Sauce  Laura Vitale Recipe * Clam sauce is a topping for pasta, usually linguine. The two most popular varieties are white, usually featuring minced clams, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and parsley, or red, usually a thin tomato sauce with minced clams. Other variants include the incorporation of whole clams, hot pepper flakes and other ingredients. Clam juice may be used in the preparation of clam […]

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