Archive | August, 2015

Stuffed Calamari

Italians love calamari (squid) and there are so many ways to prepare them – in salads, pasta sauces, grilled, fried, or baked and stuffed.  As a child I remember its only value was its use as fish bait.  Although fried calamari are great, I’m glad to see that other calamari dishes have grown in popularity. […]

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Italian Sausage and Cauliflower Bread Roll

Rotolo means roll in Italian.  This recipe for filled bread roll (rotolo) has a savory cauliflower and sausage filling.  The process is similar to making cinnamon rolls – except you don’t cut it before baking.  You can stuff a rotolo with just about any combination of ingredients you desire – spinach, ricotta, and pancetta; Italian […]

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Fava Beans with Garlic and Mint

Fava beans, also known as broad beans, are a popular food in Italian cuisine.  I rarely see fava beans in my neck of the woods, so I was pleasantly surprised to see them at my local supermarket.  I jumped at the opportunity to buy them thinking of all the wonderful fava bean recipes I could […]

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Anisette Toast Biscotti

Biscotti is the Italian word for cookies.  There is nothing more heavenly to me than the combined aroma of espresso coffee Anisette Toast cookies.  It brings back memories of sitting at one of my favorite Italian bakeries – Pasticceria Rocco on Bleeker Street in New York.  But you don’t have to go to an Italian bakery […]

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