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The Sandwich – What is your favorite Sandwich?

The Sandwich What is your favorite Sandwich? * Sandwiches  Among Italian immigrants speaking broken English often called them “Sangwiches”.  Sandwiches have been a major part of our lives and we each have one that we love more than others. Check into the video featuring Frank’s Thoughts about Growin’ Up Italian and then click on some […]

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Pepper & Egg Sandwich – Written Recipe & Video

Pepper & Egg Sandwich Written Recipe & Video Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian * I’ve had a loving relationship with the Pepper & Egg sandwich all my life. When my uncle took us fishing as kids this was the sandwich he made for the trip.  Pepper & Egg Sandwich.     Video and Written […]

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Italian Street Food – OMG

Italian Street Food OMG * The most notable Italian street food is pizza, sold in take-aways and bakeries. Take-away pizza (or pizza al taglio) is quite different from pizzeria pizza. Unlike the round pizza normally found in restaurants, which originated in Naples as a street food itself, it is generally baked on large square trays, and square or rectangular […]

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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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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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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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Sausage and Peppers Recipe – Italian Grandma Gina (Adorable Broken English)

Sausage and Peppers Recipe  Italian Grandma’ Gina (Adorable Broken English)   Traditional Sausage and Peppers – Love it…! It seems like every time we had a party growing up sausage and peppers were always there. In fact even football games… or festivals…. yup! Sausage and Peppers. Hope you enjoy this wonderful video from Italian Grandma’ […]

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Peppers & Eggs (Part 2) – Great Depression Cooking with Clara

Great Depression Cooking Peppers & Eggs (Part 2)  Clara Cannucciari   This is the second part of Clara’s Pepper and Egg Recipe.  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. […]

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Mortadella Sandwich – Laura in the Kitchen – OMG

Mortadella Sandwich Laura in the Kitchen 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 […]

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Italian Beef Sandwich – Chicago Style

Italian Beef Sandwich Chicago Style * This recipe features a somewhat different take on a traditional Chicago Steak Sandwich. Chicago styled Italian stewed beef sandwich is a combination of beef that has been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. *   Italian Beef Sandwich Chicago Style * Ingredients in this sandwich include […]

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