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Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce)

Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce) by Frank Fariello

Dessert is our house is normally a piece of fruit, perhaps with some cheese, and, in winter, some mixed nuts in their shells. This is why you will not find very many desserts featured on this blog. But there is at least one prepared dessert that makes its way on to our table in the colder months: pere al vino rosso, or pears poached…

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Funghi trifolati ("Truffled" mushrooms)

Funghi trifolati ("Truffled" mushrooms) by Frank Fariello

This is one of the easiest and most versatile vegetable dishes in the Italian repertoire: funghi trifolati, or 'truffled' mushooms, so called because the thinly sliced and sautéed mushrooms are said to resemble that other, more highly prized tuber. I use two methods to make funghi trifolati, and both are equally easy:

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Fagiolini in umido (Green beans in tomato sauce)

Fagiolini in umido (Green beans in tomato sauce) by Frank Fariello

While Sundays dinners at Angelina's house were once-a-week, belly-busting, meaty affairs, she practically lived on vegetables during the week. This was long before vegetarianism went mainstream and she would not have thought of herself as a 'weekday vegetarian' or anything of that sort. It was just the way that she grew up eating in a…

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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…

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Asparagus & Sundried Tomato Spaghettini

Asparagus & Sundried Tomato Spaghettini by kirsten's kitchen

think spring!

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Tuscan inspired skillet potatoes, brussels sprouts and cranberry beans

Tuscan inspired skillet potatoes, brussels sprouts and cranberry beans by Meera Nalavadi

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Strozzapreti ai funghi ('Priest-strangler' pasta with mushrooms)

Strozzapreti ai funghi ('Priest-strangler' pasta with mushrooms) by Frank Fariello

This mushroom sauce may be the simplest sauce for pasta of all.

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Garlic and Oregano Roasted Tomatoes

Garlic and Oregano Roasted Tomatoes by Denise Fletcher

These plump, scarlet, glistening little bullets of flavour are wonderful bobbing about in soup, tumbling around strands of spaghetti or linguine, smooshed into a herby, dimpled foccacia, stirred into steaming risotto or rice or riddling a fat, buttercup-yellow omelette. The uses for them are legion. And, nothing could be simpler. You…

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Hummus and Bruschetta Appetiser

Hummus and Bruschetta Appetiser by judee

Quick, easy, and delicious and makes a great presentation.. A marriage of Middle Eastern and Italian all in one. Something different for your next party.Yum!

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Zucchine a scapece

Zucchine a scapece by Frank Fariello

There are four quintessential Italian summer vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Of these, zucchini seems to get the least respect, perhaps because zucchini plants are so prolific that the surfeit soon becomes a problem. New zucchini can literally sprout from one day to another, and the production—especially around…

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Vegetable Broth

Vegetable Broth by Frank Fariello

With the increased interest in vegetarian and vegan diets in recent times, you will find more and more recipes calling for vegetable broth instead of, or as alternative to, the more traditional meat broths. Vegetable broth can be used in all of the same ways as meat broths, although I find that it is particularly apt for making…

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Chik'n Marsala

Chik'n Marsala by Kiki Thompson

The thing I LOVE about this recipe is that it’s quick, easy & Italian It’s one of those dishes that you can whip right up when you’re really not feeling the jive to make a feast after a long day of work (that’s what I did). It is also one of those dishes that makes you look like a master chef to your dinner guests It’s so YUMMY!

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SaLAsa-A-MaNgO GrAniTA

SaLAsa-A-MaNgO GrAniTA by Sangeeta Shah

Granita,is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, although available all over Italy (but granita in Sicily is somewhat different from the rest of Italy), it is related to sorbet and italian ice.Today I tried to make it with different flaovr...little sweet..little sour...n ...lots…

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Artisanal Fusilloni w/ Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Sauce & Broccoli Crumble

Artisanal Fusilloni w/ Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Sauce & Broccoli Crumble by Victoria Prehn

Easy pasta fit for a special occasion.

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Vegan Bolognese Spaghetti

Vegan Bolognese Spaghetti by Gourmandelle LifestyleBlog

I love Italian food, especially pasta! This is the well known Bolognese Pasta recipe turned vegan. The texture and taste are almost the same as in the original recipe, which is a great thing! Even better, I used gluten free spaghetti. Hope you'll like it!

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