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Zeppole San Giuseppe – Laura Vitale

Zeppole San Giuseppe Laura Vitale * They are the pride of Italian patisserie and, although they have been prepared for March 19th in the regions of Central and Southern Italy for Father’s Day and for Carnival, the zeppole di San Giuseppe remain deeply rooted in the Neapolitan tradition.   March 19th 2022 * As with many sweets, […]

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Zeppole – Laura Vitale recipe

Zeppole  Laura Vitale recipe * Zeppole are my favorite traditional Italian pastry. I guess you would call it a pastry but all I know is a hot Zeppola with powdered sugar on top and a coffee…. WOW. My grandmother used to make these whenever we asked for them. Simple, especially when they are just randomly […]

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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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Farro Salad – Laura Vitale

Farro Salad – Ancient Grain   Farro is an ancient Mediterranean grain that is very healthy. Take a moment and try this unique recipe. Very tasty and something special. In Italian cuisine, farro is sometimes (but not always) distinguished as farro grande, farro medio, and farro piccolo, respectively. Farro Salad – Laura Vitale Farro is a […]

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread Laura Vitale What’s not to like? Cheesy Garlic Bread and oh let’s see…OH YEAH, a great glass of Red. Perfect when company comes as a wonderful appetizer or accompaniment to a heartwarming Italian dinner party. Garlic bread consists of bread topped with garlic and olive oil or butter. It is then either grilled […]

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Italian Sweet Easter Bread Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Savory Easter “TORTA PASQUALINA” Recipe by  Laura Vitale

Savory Easter Cake Torta Pasqualina  Laura in the Kitchen   The pasqualina cake is usually a savory pie , typical of the  Easter Season.  The traditional Easter cake is typical of the Easter period , that is, of the spring and its products: eggs, herbs, new onions, marjoram, once present in every Ligurian garden. It represents the highlight of the Easter lunch and in the past it was […]

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Traditional Sweet “Easter Bread” Video Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Italian Easter Cookies Recipe – Laura Vitale 

Italian Easter Cookies Recipe Laura Vitale  *   Easter brings back so many memories for me as a child. Especially the food. Coming from a huge Italian Family the holiday foods were truly something special. In this piece we feature Laura and her version of Italian Easter Cookies.    We don’t have much to say about […]

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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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