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Simple Easter Bread Recipe – Chef John – Food Wishes

Simple Easter Bread Recipe  Chef John – Food Wishes Easy * 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 somewhat […]

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“Easter Taralli” – Holiday Recipe by Italian Grandma’ Gina

“Easter Taralli” Italian Grandma’ Gina * Taralli are toroidal Italian snack foods, common all over the southern half of the Italian Peninsula. A cracker similar in texture to a breadstick, a pretzel, or a sushka, taralli can be sweet or savory. Sweet taralli are sometimes glazed with sugar. Savory taralli may be flavored with onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, fennel, pepper, chili or just salt. Sweet and plain taralli are […]

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Fettucine and 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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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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Great Depression Cooking – Clara Cannucciari – “Eggplant Parmesan”

Great Depression Cooking Clara Cannucciari  “Eggplant Parmesan” * Eggplant Parmesan is a staple in our family. Interesting how simple this recipe of Clara’s is.  Very inexpensive and delicious.  Check out Clara as she shares her experience with Eggplant Parmesan.    We have been watching these videos from Clara for some time now and we never […]

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Great Depression Cooking – Clara Cannucciari – “Dandelion Salad”

Great Depression Cooking Clara Cannucciari  “Dandelion Salad” * Dandelion Salad was a staple in our family especially in the Spring when they were first out of the ground. Check out Clara as she shares her experience with what we used to call “Cicorie” or Dandelions.    We have been watching these videos from Clara for […]

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“Eggs in Purgatory” – Ciao Italia Mary Ann Esposito

“Eggs in Purgatory”  Mary Ann Esposito – Ciao Italia * Wonderful Recipe from the Past * I Love Italian Food 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 […]

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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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Baked Ziti – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Baked Ziti  Italian Grandma’ Gina *   Ziti is a medium sized tube-shaped pasta that is often used to make baked ziti. A staple in America when it comes to Italian Food.  Baked ziti is a casserole dish made with ziti pasta and sauce characteristic of Italian-American cuisine. It is a form of pasta al forno.   In many recipes, the ziti are first cooked separately […]

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