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Spaghetti with Shrimp In Creamy Tomato Sauce

I often say that even though I am not Italian by birth, I am Italian by heart. After marrying into an Italian family over four decades ago, my love affair with ‘real” Italian food was at my Mother-In-Law’s table, and I have never looked back. I started off slowly trying to recreate a few dishes…

Spelt, Potato & Rosemary Focaccia {SheWolf Copycat Recipe}

Winter has certainly arrived! The temperatures are heading into the single digits the day I am writing up this recipe, and will drop below zero tomorrow. Apparently, a polar wave is coming through the Midwest bringing life-threatening cold temperatures. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? After getting six to eight inches of snow yesterday, freezing temperatures are…

Chilled Italian Roast Tomato Soup – Soup of the Day

Chilled Italian Roast Tomato Soup – Soup of the Day

Soup is a wonderful meal to serve as a starter, a light or not-so-light lunch and for any supper. Tomatoes lend themselves to soup and are used as an ingredient in almost all soups to give color, to add flavor and zest. Tomato soup was fashionable in the sixties and then it was canned  –…

Mixed Grain Potato & Rosemary Focaccia {SheWolf Copycat Recipe}

Winter has certainly arrived! The temperatures are heading into the single digits the day I am writing up this recipe, and will drop below zero tomorrow. Apparently, a polar wave is coming through the Midwest bringing life-threatening cold temperatures. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? After getting six to eight inches of snow yesterday, freezing temperatures are…

Italian Taralli Recipe – How to Make These Addictive Crackers

Italian Taralli Recipe – How to Make These Addictive Crackers

There is no certainty about the origin of the word “Tarallo”, indeed there is considerable disagreement about where the word came from.  The origins are inspired by different languages ​​and the most accredited suggestions are the four listed below: – from the Greek daratos, a kind of bread – from the Latin torrere, to toast…

Vitello Tonnato Recipe – Veal Slices with Tuna and Caper Sauce

Vitello Tonnato Recipe – Veal Slices with Tuna and Caper Sauce

Vitello Tonnato first began appearing in cook books in the 19th century because Piedmont was allied with Liguria where tuna was canned along the coast. At this time, also, lemons and capers from Sicily and a variety of olive oils from the rest of Italy started to arrive in Piedmont and the tonnato sauce was…

Creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi and Sauce Recipe

Creamy Gorgonzola Gnocchi and Sauce Recipe

Creamy yellow Gorgonzola, abundantly veined with a blue green mold,  can also be produced as an unaged paler, creamier version. Traditionally the cheese is made with raw cow’s milk and even sheep’s milk cheese varieties are available today. It’s been made outside Milano since the eighth century, when it was hung in huge caves to ripen. Nobody knows when…

Panettone Recipe – The History, The Legend and The Deliciousness

Panettone Recipe – The History, The Legend and The Deliciousness

There’s no doubt that my favorite  panettone is the Poli and and the best spumante I can think of is the Giulio Ferrari, Riserva del Fondatore which is why, if you can get hold it, it’s the Christmas gift to give any Italian. And me. If anyone needs to know where to deliver mine, just…

Easy Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe – The Earthy Soup from Tuscany

Easy Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe – The Earthy Soup from Tuscany

I don’t know whether it’s a kick back from the childhood days or whether it’s just a thing with me but I love beans – especially cannellini beans and Tuscan bean soup leaves me weak at the knees. There’s no single recipe for it and I’ve come across dozens in my life, eventually settling for…

Zuccotto Cake Recipe – The Italian Dessert You Never Tried it Before

Zuccotto Cake Recipe – The Italian Dessert You Never Tried it Before

This classic Tuscan cake has been exported all over the world and there are a myriad of recipes in existence. It’s delicious and always worth the effort but it’s terrible when it’s made badly, as is everything else. Everyone needs to have a recipe for this to be able to make it quickly and this…

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