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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) Chef Pasquale

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) Chef Pasquale Pasta e fagioli, meaning “pasta and beans“, is a traditional Italian dish. Like many other Italian favorites, including pizza and polenta, the dish started as a peasant dish, being composed of inexpensive ingredients. It is often called pasta fasul (fazool) in the United States, derived from its Neapolitan name, pasta e fasule. Recipes for pasta e fagioli vary, the only true requirement being that beans […]

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Best Broccoli Salad Recipe Chef John  Food Wishes

Best Broccoli Salad Recipe Chef John  Food Wishes This is a great and very easy recipe for Broccoli Salad by Chef John of Food Wishes.  Broccoli is one of those magic foods as far as I’m concerned. And in a salad aside from the rich nutrient content Broccoli is very light, non fattening and delicious. […]

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Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes Recipe – Laura Vitale

Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes  Laura Vitale There is comfort food and then there is comfort food. This qualifies as one of the best.  What is it about roasted potatoes anyway. I just can’t get enough. Mom didn’t really cook with potatoes all that much when we were g rowing up so why now? Why […]

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Ciambotta – Southern Italian Vegetable Stew – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Ciambotta Italian Vegetable Stew Italian Grandma’ Gina Ciambotta “is a member of that hard-to-define category of Italian foods known as minestre, with a texture that generally falls somewhere between a thick soup and a stew.” Ciambotta     Ciambotta This is a wonderful “traditional” recipe and video (below) featuring our favorite Italian Grandma’ Gina as always […]

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Pasta Fazool – Classic Pasta Fagioli – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Pasta Fazool / Pasta Fagioli Italian Grandma’ Gina Wonderful Recipe *   Pasta Fazool, that’s what we called Pasta Fagioli when we were growing up. It was and continues to be one of my favorite dishes. I guess you could call it a peasant dish but most of the foods we grew up with would […]

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Italian Potato Salad – Calabrese Style – Pina Cucina

Italian Potato Salad Calabrese Style Pina Cucina Italian Potato Salad just like my Calabrese Grandmother used to make. Potatoes, Garlic, Onion, Olive Oil, Salt and Oregano.. Simple and Delightful. Italian Potato Salad made Calabrese Style: When you think Italian potatoes are not one of the foods that immediately jump to mind. However there are a […]

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Nonna’s Minestrone – OMG – Easy to Follow Recipe

Nonna’s Minestrone – OMG – Easy to Follow Recipe This is one of the recipes that I remember as a kid my mom and grandmom used to regularly make for us. Another simple recipe but delicious and very good for us. This is the type of food that kept us healthy and strong. Something we […]

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Homemade Red Wine Vinegar Recipe

Homemade Red Wine Vinegar Recipe Through the years we have learned the importance of Red Wine Vinegar in our diet. In my house we feel that it is actually one of the most important “pieces” of a healthy diet. In this video prepared by Gail Monaghan of the Wall Street Journal we can learn the […]

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Pickled Mushrooms – How to Make them – Green Renaissance

How to make Pickled Mushrooms – Green Renaissance –  I remember pickled mushrooms. They were usually little, brown and really delicious. Just another wonderful food that we as Italians would regularly enjoy. Back in the day many people picked their own mushrooms and then dropped a silver quarter into the water to insure that they […]

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Celebrating Cicoria – Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies

Celebrating Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies When I was a kid my grandmother, Nonna Madalena would take me across the street from our home, into a very large open field to pick Cicorie (dandelions). We would use a small paring knife and cut them off at the root. Loading them into a dozen […]

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