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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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Daddy’s Pignoli Cookies Recipe (Written & Video) Barb Giacometti

Daddy’s Pignoli Cookies Written and Video Recipe * One of our favorite Holiday recipes featuring “Daddy’s Pignoli Cookies”. Recipe from Sunday at the Giacometti’s with Barbara Giacometti     To see more recipes from Barbara Giacometti go here:  http://sundayatthegiacomettis.blogspot.com   Ingredients: 8 ounces almond paste Made fresh or available out of can 1/2 cup all purpose […]

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Chiacchiere Sweet Fritters for Carnevale

Chiacchiere Recipe Sweet Fritters for Carnevale Giallo Zafferano / Yellow Saffron  * Le frappe , or lies , or chiacchiere , are typical Italian sweets prepared usually during the carneval period , also called with many other regional names.   Their tradition goes back to that of frictilia , the fried desserts that in ancient Rome were prepared during the period of today’s Carneval.    The base is […]

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Easter Wheat Pie – Pastiera di Grano – Rossella Traditional Recipe

Easter Wheat Pie – Pastiera di Grano – Rossella Traditional Recipe * Pastiera napoletana is a type of Neapolitan tart made with cooked wheat, eggs, ricotta cheese, and flavoured with orange flower water. It is usually eaten at Easter. There are two different ways of preparing pastiera: in the older, the ricotta is mixed with the eggs or with the grain; in the newer, thick pastry cream is […]

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“Easter Panettone” – Laura Vitale – “Colomba di Pasqua” Recipe

“Easter Panettone” Laura Vitale Colomba di Pasqua Recipe * Italian Food – Easter Recipe The origins of this cake appear to be ancient, dating back to the Roman Empire, when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey Colomba pasquale or Colomba di Pasqua (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro.   The […]

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Classic Easter Bread Recipe – Rosella’s Cooking with Nonna 

Classic Easter Bread Recipe  Gurrugulo or Scarcella Rosella Cooking with Nonna  * I fondly remember Easter and the way it was. All of my family emigrated here from southern Italy back in the early part of the twentieth Century. They were from Calabria, Basilicata and Benevento. Three distinct areas in Italy with different dialects and […]

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Neopolitan Easter Bread “Casatiello” Original Recipe – Giallo Zafferano

Neopolitan Easter Bread “Casatiello” Original Recipe by Giallo Zafferano * Easter Bread The casatiéllo is a product of the Neapolitan cuisine . It is a sweet or savory cake , typical of the Easter period. It can be sweet, but also savory based on cheese , salami and eggs .     Its name is presumed to derive from the Neapolitan inflection of cheese ( cacio , from which cas’ and finally casatiello ), an ingredient that makes up the mixture of this […]

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Delicious & Traditional Italian Antipasto – Laura Vitale Recipe

Delicious & Traditional Italian Antipasto Laura Vitale Recipe *   Antipasto I love Italian Food. I think around the world Italian Food is the most popular world wide. As a lead in to most Italian lunches or dinners we have an antipasto of one form or another. I love to make the antipasto utilizing many […]

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Biscotti Recipe – Italian Grandma’ makes Anisette Biscotti

Biscotti Recipe Italian Grandma’ makes Anisette Biscotti * Biscotti  known also as cantucci, are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato. They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and may be dipped in a drink.   Biscotti is the plural form of biscotto. The word originates from the medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning “twice-cooked”. It characterised oven-baked goods that were baked twice, so they became […]

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Almond Biscotti Traditional Recipe – Pina Cucina

Almond Biscotti Traditional Recipe  Pina Cucina “Biscotti alla Mandorla” * Biscotti  are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato. They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and may be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo.   * Although commonly used to indicate the biscuits of Prato, biscotti di Prato, in modern Italy and Argentina they are also known widely by […]

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