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Frico Recipe – Traditional Italian Cheese Pancake from Friuli

Frico Recipe – Traditional Italian Cheese Pancake from Friuli

A frico is a cheese pancake that isn’t really a pancake because it has no eggs. Fried until it’s firm and crisp, it’s typical of Carnia, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. Potatoes are usually added but the variations are endless and each village and mountain valley has their own interpretation or recipe. Nowadays…

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…

Italian Cheese Bread Recipe | Crescia al Formaggio | Pizza di Pasqua

Italian Cheese Bread Recipe | Crescia al Formaggio | Pizza di Pasqua

This pizza has nothing to do with a Napolitan pizza and is an incredibly rich bread, thick with grated and diced pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and often something extra to personalize it. Umbrians love to eat this pizza at the Pasquetta picnic and when generously sprinkled with shaved black truffles, it’s fit for angels. Pasquetta, the…

Baked Anelletti Recipe – Anelletti al Forno – Timballo di Anelletti

Baked Anelletti Recipe – Anelletti al Forno – Timballo di Anelletti

Anelletti al Forno. From the city of Trapani in Sicily comes this delicious baked pasta dish, similar to a Baked Ziti, but with a smaller pasta shape. I switched out the usual meat sauce of pork and beef and used ground turkey, which is lighter and perfect for the hotter days of Summer. I sent…

Traditional Authentic Ragù alla Bolognese – Meat Bolognese Sauce

Traditional Authentic Ragù alla Bolognese – Meat Bolognese Sauce

When my grandmother was preparing the dish every Sunday in Italy, no one in the family was late for lunch! I can still remember the aroma of the ragu that was cooking all morning. In my house we strictly respected the Bolognese tradition in the making of this dish, but during the years she adapted…

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  –…

Best Cowboy Cookies

Best Cowboy Cookies

These are the most popular cookie on the net called Cowboy cookies. These cookies are an oatmeal base cookie with 3 different kinds of fat for flavor, cru, ch and softness. I have adapted these cowboy cookies to be soft inside and crunchy outside. You can add so many variations and make them your own…

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