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Supplì

Supplì Supplì are similar to Sicilian arancini but are a Roman street food specialty. The popular flavors for Supplì are Classico with tomato and cheese, Cacio e Pepe and Amatriciana. Following are the ingredients for each flavor and a video demonstration for each. Supplì Classico – Video and Recipe courtesy of Tutti A Tavola INGREDIENTS: […]

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Cannoli Cheesecake Bites

Cannoli Cheesecake Bites Cannoli Cheesecake bites are easy to make and pop in your mouth. Make a lot because they will be gone before you know it. Recipe courtesy of Snappy Gourmet Ingredients 1 1/2 cups waffle cone crumbs (about 10-12 cones) 5 Tablespoons butter melted 8 ounces ricotta cheese room temperature (full fat preferably) 8 ounces mascarpone cheese room temperature (full fat preferably) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs […]

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Lobster Risotto

Lobster Risotto This lobster risotto dish is cooked in two pans. The risotto is cooked using seafood stock and is simply fabulous. This video by Fabio Viviani demonstrates the cooking process. Not only will you learn to cook this great dish but Fabio speaks in both English and Italian in the video. If you are […]

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Schiacciata All’Uva

Schiacciata All’Uva Schiacciata all’Uva or Grape Focaccia is a Tuscan specialty served in autumn. Being that it is only available during this limited time in Italian bakeries and restaurants, people line up to have a taste of this traditional sweet bread. Ingredients: *This recipe can easily be divided in half.   Preferment: 100 grams All Purpose […]

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Cassatelle di Agira

Cassatelle di Agira Cassatelle di Agira is a typical Sicilian cookie. It has a rich filling of almonds, cocoa powder and citrus zest. Here’s a recipe courtesy of La Villa Giardini Naxos Pastry dough 600g of plain flour- 200g of sugar – 250g of suet, or butter – 1 egg – 2 tbsp of water filling […]

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Risotto Polpette

Risotto Polpette Risotto Polpette is the perfect leftover dish. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with leftovers if you don’t feel like eating the same thing again, this risotto polpette is perfect! Risotto polpette is a creative dish and can be varied according to your palette. It can be made by adding meat such […]

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Halloween Vocabulary

Halloween Vocabulary   Halloween in Italy is not traditionally celebrated as in the United States. Italy celebrates All Saints’ Day which is a public holiday on November 1st.  In recent years, the Halloween custom has been acquired by Italy wherein children dress in costumes.  Also, many business display halloween related decorations and treats such Halloween […]

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All Saint’s Day

All Saint’s Day All Saint’s Day or Festa di Tutti I Sant or Ognissanti, is a religious and official national holiday in Italy celebrating Catholic saints.  Schools are closed and many businesses are closed.  Here’s a video explaining some of the traditions of this holiday in Italy.  

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How to stretch a Pizza Dough

How to stretch a Pizza Dough Learn to master the pizza dough stretch. Here’s a video with step by step directions.

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Roasted Pork Shoulder with Tuscan Salmoriglio Sauce

Roasted Pork Shoulder with Tuscan Salmoriglio Sauce Ingredients One 4-pound boneless pork shoulder 1/2 cup kosher salt 2/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons fresh oregano 3 tablespoons fresh thyme 10 anchovy fillets, chopped Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup beef or vegetable stock 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 […]

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