MENU
Polenta con salsicce e spuntature

Polenta con salsicce e spuntature by Frank Fariello

Rome is not especially known for its love of polenta, perhaps because its winters are relatively mild compared with those up in true polenta country skirting the southern rim of the Alps, but there is one polenta dish you are bound to find if you visit Rome in the cold weather months, polenta with sausages and spareribs simmered in…

11 votes
10553 views
Verza e salsiccia (Cabbage and Sausage)

Verza e salsiccia (Cabbage and Sausage) by Frank Fariello

Not sure about you, but the weather here has crossed the line from pleasantly crisp to downright cold at night. That's as good an excuse as any for some good, stick to the ribs eating. It may sound eastern European, but Italians, too, like their cabbage, especially in colder weather, and like to combine it with pork. The typical…

3 votes
3556 views
Pasta a risotto (Risotto-style Pasta)

Pasta a risotto (Risotto-style Pasta) by Frank Fariello

One of the guilty pleasures that I have never, up to now, revealed to a living soul is my penchant for late-night pasta snacks. But not just any pasta, but pastina of the kind usually used for soups, cooked in just enough liquid (usually a mixture of water and milk) so that by the time the liquid has almost evaporated, the pasta if…

8 votes
11134 views
Carciofi alla romana (Roman-style Artichokes)

Carciofi alla romana (Roman-style Artichokes) by Frank Fariello

Dear readers: I am back from my travels, at my blogging post just in time for the first day of Spring. Artichokes are back in season! And is there any vegetable more typical of Roman cooking, perhaps of all Italian cuisine, than the artichoke? What better way to get back to work, then, than this dish, one of the most typically Roman…

2 votes
9609 views
Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

For a romantic dinner, try this superb shrimp, sauteed in a buttery, garlic and lemon wine sauce. It doesn’t get easier to prepare yet it taste so indulgent. Instead of having to prep the raw shrimp, by deveining and such, I like to use cooked shrimp. It’s so much easier and cooks in minutes! The skinny for each generous serving is…

3 votes
5007 views
«Polpetielli» affogati (Baby Octopus Braised in Tomato Sauce)

«Polpetielli» affogati (Baby Octopus Braised in Tomato Sauce) by Frank Fariello

Octopus is a popular food all around the Mediterranean basin and yet elsewhere it is often, for some reason, 'controversial'. Many people who will happily scarf down fried calamari will shudder at the thought of eating its close cousin, which is too…

5 votes
6699 views
Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore by Salad Foodie

Cacciatore in cuisine refers to a meal prepared “hunter style” with meat, tomatoes, onions, herbs, wine (and depending on region and availability other vegetables.) Time-saving conveniences like boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs, presliced mushrooms and onions simplify preparation. While the chicken braises in the tomato…

2 votes
9398 views
Beef Braciole

Beef Braciole by Therese

This is one of my sons favorite dishes served with pasta I personally like it served with a side of roasted spaghetti squash. In the recipe I use white wine please don't cringe trust me on this one the sauce is fantastic .

3 votes
5410 views
Sausage, Potatoes and Onions

Sausage, Potatoes and Onions by B Innes

Quick Easy and delicious

1 vote
969 views
Braciola

Braciola by B Innes

Little beef roulades braised in a tomato sauce, delicious!

1 vote
1063 views
Braised Chicken Sausage with Red Bell and Peppadew Peppers

Braised Chicken Sausage with Red Bell and Peppadew Peppers by Colleen Mcconnell

I tried to make this version of sausage and peppers a little healthy by using chicken sausage (Whole Foods spicy Italian chicken sausage is my go-to). As I was walking through the grocery store, I was trying to think of something to make this dish a little more special and flavorful. That’s how the peppadew peppers ended up in my…

1 vote
2841 views
Baccalà alla napoletana

Baccalà alla napoletana by Frank Fariello

Baccalà, or salted codfish, marries especially well with tomatoes, and the marriage reaches its apogee of deliciousness in the summer, when tomatoes are at their best. And who does tomatoes better than the people of Campania, home to Italy's best tomatoes? Baccala alla napoletana, Naples-style codfish, is a simple dish of bold…

2 votes
4277 views
Slow Cooker Polenta with Sausage Ragù

Slow Cooker Polenta with Sausage Ragù by Frank Fariello

Making polenta the old-fashioned way is a laborious job, as we all know, involving a lot of stirring over a good 45 minutes or more to reach the right, creamy consistency. Italians have developed any number of tricks to make the job a bit easier, as I have outlined in my post on How to Make Polenta. The slow cooker provides yet…

2 votes
3464 views
Braised Bone-In Veal Breast with Tomatoes & Potatoes

Braised Bone-In Veal Breast with Tomatoes & Potatoes by La Tavola Marche (farm, inn & cooking school)

Literally a one pot dinner - thinly sliced roasted veal breast with layers of tomatoes & potatoes makes for a rich delicious meal that is easy to make. A classic example of cucina povera, peasant cooking using a tough piece of meat & simple ingredients to create rich dish fit for a king. (You can use slices of veal breast or other…

1 vote
2776 views
Penne ai funghi (Penne with Mushroom and Tomato Sauce)

Penne ai funghi (Penne with Mushroom and Tomato Sauce) by Frank Fariello

Fall is my favorite season, and one of the best reasons to love the Fall is all the wonderful food you get to eat! The sprightly but rather thin dishes of summer give way to more substantial fare: game, soups and stews of all kinds, pumpkin and other squashes, beans, apples, pears and, perhaps best of all, mushrooms! Here's a…

1 vote
3145 views