Bistecca alla Fiorentina – Steak

Bistecca alla Fiorentina – Steak by cooking with nonna Bistecca alla Fiorentina – When you travel to Tuscany, this steak is a must! Ingredients For 2 Person(s) For the Steak 1 Chianina Steak – 2 pounds, about 1 1/2 inch thick (T-Bone steak or Porterhouse steaks are good substitutes) 1/2 cup white wine 4 tablespoons […]

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Caprese di Farro

Caprese di Farro by Daniella Caprese di Farro: This is a very light and healthy salad. Ingredients For 4 Person(s) For the Farro: 1 cup farro perlato (pearl farro) 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half 1 container Mozzarella fresca ‘cigliegine’ (cherry) cut in half 3 ccallions, diced 10 Kalamata olives pitted 2 fresh basil […]

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Eggs alla Caprese

Eggs alla Caprese by cooking with nonna Eggs alla Caprese… a healthy and delicious breakfast. Ingredients For 1 Person(s) For the Eggs: 2 large eggs 2 slices of mozzarella 2 slices of tomato salt & pepper extra virgin olive oil 1 leaf of basil Directions Add 2 Tbs of EV olive oil to a pan. […]

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Baked Mussels

Baked Mussels by cooking with nonna Baked Stuffed Mussels, a fantastic appetizer always full of flavor. Ingredients For 4 Person(s) For the Mussels: 1 pound mussels 1/2 cup pecorino cheese 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped […]

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Homemade Cavatelli with Broccoli

Cavatelli with Broccoli by cooking with nonna Cavatelli with Broccoli, another great example of Cucina Povera. Ingredients For 4 Person(s) Recipe 1 pound homemade cavatelli 2 pounds broccoli 4 cloves garlic peperoncino extra virgin olive oil Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the broccoli and let them boil for about […]

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Schiacciata

Schiacciata You may call it schiacciata, pizza bianca or focaccia toscana, but the fact remains that Italians simply adore it! Schiacciata is an intrinsic part of an Italian upbringing and it is more often than not confused with its more notable cousin, Focaccia. Although the two bare an obvious resemblance, they differ greatly in texture. […]

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Lemon semolina cookies

Lemon semolina cookies INGREDIENTS 2 1⁄2 large lemons 1⁄2 lb unsalted butter 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3 cups semolina 1 cup all-purpose flour TO DUST THE COOKIES 1⁄4cup sugar DIRECTIONS Using a grater, grate lemon peels, removing only the yellow part. Place the grated peel in a […]

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Clams Casino

Clams Casino by cooking with nonna Clams Casino… with Pancetta and Cherry Peppers! Ingredients For 2 Person(s) For the Clams: 12 top neck clams 2 ounces pancetta, chopped in small cubes 1/4 cup cherry peppers, chopped 2 small shallots 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon fresh parsley 1/4 cup white wine 4 tablespoons grated Parmigiano cheese […]

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Pea & Pancetta Soup (with crispy potato skins)

Pea & Pancetta Soup (with crispy potato skins) Posted by silviascucina on November 21, 2018 Pea & Pancetta Soup (with crispy potato skins) Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 small brown onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed with the palm of your hand 1/2 celery sticks, roughly chopped 2 medium sized potatoes, […]

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