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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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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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Buffalo Chicken Wings – Chef John Recipe – Football Food

Buffalo Chicken Wings – Chef John Recipe  Football Food * In 1977 the city of Buffalo issued an official proclamation celebrating Anchor Bar co-owner Frank Bellissimo declared July 29, 1977 to be Chicken Wing Day. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Buffalo wings gained in popularity as a bar food and appetizer across the United States and Canada. Large franchises specializing in […]

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Buffalo Wings Recipe – Unique by Laura Vitale – Perfect Football Food

Buffalo Wings Recipe – Unique by Laura Vitale Perfect Football Food * There are several different claims about the invention of Buffalo wings. One of the claims is that Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, by Teressa Bellissimo, who owned the bar with husband Frank in 1964. At the time chicken wings were […]

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Italian Stuffed Peppers – Chef Pasquale (Adorable Broken English)

Italian Stuffed Peppers Chef Pasquale (Adorable Broken English)   * One of my favorite things that mom used to make was Stuffed Peppers. OMG I can taste them now. She would have me go out to the garden and pick a half dozen or more of those beautiful vegetables. Then I would watch or help […]

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Fettucine & Broccoli Rabe Recipe – Italian Grandma’ Gina (Broken English)

Fettucine and Broccoli Rabe Italian Grandma’ Gina In Her Adorable Broken English *   Broccoli Rabe is one of my favorite things in the world and Italian Grandma’ Gina makes it in this recipe just the way I like it. And I love her broken English. Reminds me of people I grew up with.   […]

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