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Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino by John Spottiswood

This is a traditional Cioppino base recipe for you to play with. Cioppino is a simple and hearty fish stew originally cooked by Italian fisherman on the California coast. Don't worry too much about what sort of fish or shellfish you put in it. Just keep it simple with these basic ingredients. The easier the better...so you'll be…

9 votes
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Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta

Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta by John Spottiswood

This is yet another wonderful Italian recipe that I've adapted from Marcella Hazan's classic "Essentials of Italian Cooking". This one is good enough that my wife put a little smily face in the upper corner of the recipe and wrote "It's a keeper!". I think you'll feel the same way. We served this for friends with a wonderful citrus…

12 votes
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Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil

Simple Pasta with Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a classic recipe that is so simple to make but always delicious. You can serve this as a side dish to any grilled meat or vegetable entree. It can also stand on it's own or be paired with a salad for a light lunch or dinner. It's a great, easy recipe to add to your list of staples. Using a good olive oil is key here. I…

12 votes
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Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage by John Spottiswood

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her and our favorites. It was created at the Last Supper Club restaurant in San Francisco. We've adapted the pasta, broccoli, and sausage…

10 votes
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Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara by Robyn Savoie

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved tomatoes. This is fast, flavorful and my go to tomato sauce for pasta and mozzarella sticks.

1 vote
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Mom's Pastina Egg drop soup

Mom's Pastina Egg drop soup by LinKev

My mom used to cook pastina for us kids a lot, she had four kids and she always made sure that we always had some kind of protein in us. So the eggs of course was one of them, She even used to make it without the eggs when we used to have the flu it was like a chicken soup but without the chicken. We loved it . I remember she even…

2 votes
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Pasta Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Pasta Salad with Yogurt Dressing by Pallavi

My recent obsession is ordering groceries online. I found the veggies offered by www.towness.in to be exceptional. Thanks to Nandita ji aka [@saffrontrail] I have become a regular there. Yesterday I got this whole bunch of beautiful lettuce leaves and I just cant get enough of them. However for dinner on one of the weekdays we had…

1 vote
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Italian Marinated Mushrooms With Pecan Smoked Garlic

Italian Marinated Mushrooms With Pecan Smoked Garlic by Bob Vincent

These mushrooms and garlic make a great addition to an antipasti platter or as an additon to a salad. Add cubes of cheese, olives, roasted red peppers, sliced banana peppers, salami and a glass of wine to make for a perfect first course. Serve at room temperature as the flavors will be best then. Don't throw out the mushroom…

1 vote
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Minestrone Romagna Style

Minestrone Romagna Style by John Spottiswood

This is the way minestrone is made in Romagna. It's not a lot of prep time, but you simmer the soup for a long time until all of the vegetable flavors mellow into one mild but delicious soup. The subtle flavors of this soup are even more delicious the next day, so it is a good dish to prepare in advance of guests arriving for a…

14 votes
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Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese by John Spottiswood

I've been cooking this recipe for so long, and it is so simple, that I have often overlooked posting it. We had it with our grilled chicken this week, and finally I'm putting it online. Marcella Hazan says this method of cooking pasta has eclipsed all others as the favorite amongst Northern Italians. And I must say it's among the…

6 votes
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Port Wine / Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Port Wine / Balsamic Reduction Sauce by rborcherdt

This sauce was modeled after the amazing balsamic steak recipe from Acqua al Due in Florence, Italy. For any of you that have eaten there, you know how divine that dish truly is. This sauce is almost a mirror recreation of that recipe. It is meant to be drizzled over your favorite steak that you just pulled off the grill (a medium…

1 vote
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BORLOTTI BEAN MINESTRA

BORLOTTI BEAN MINESTRA by Staffan Terje

These classic Italian beans are a medium large tan bean, splashed with red/black to magenta streaks. It is very popular in Italian and Portuguese cuisine. They are also known as Cranberry beans in the US. If you can't find Borlotti beans, you can always use pinto beans.

4 votes
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carrabbas spicy chicken soup

carrabbas spicy chicken soup by debbie smith

spicy chicken soup

5 votes
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Super Easy Alfredo Sauce

Super Easy Alfredo Sauce by Madi Moreno de Arjona

We ran across this recipe and loved how simple and easy it was to prepare. It also came out so delicious!

2 votes
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Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs by Salad Foodie

Italian-American in origin, this soup was really misnamed. “Wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian language for 'minestra maritata', a reference to the fact that greens and meat go well together. (Well that’s a good marriage isn’t it?) I looked at several recipes of this popular soup, selected aspects of a few, added some…

2 votes
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