Archive | January, 2017
Sausage, Potatoes, and Red Pepper in Tomato Sauce

Sausage, Potatoes, and Red Pepper in Tomato Sauce

Sicily is an island abundant in tomatoes.  Sometimes it appears that Sicilians cook just about everything in tomato sauce.  That bodes well for a tomato lover like me.  I could live off fresh garden tomatoes.  Why eat boring food like plain fried Italian sausages, when you can make it into a special dish worthy of […]

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Linguine with White Clam Sauce and Tomatoes.

Linguine with White Clam Sauce and Tomatoes

While pasta with clam sauce is traditionally part of Neapolitan cuisine, the dish has been adopted throughout all of Italy.  It has become the standard fare of most Italians, especially those living along the coastal areas.  There is a white version and a red version.  The white version is made with white wine and the red version […]

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Grilled Chicken Involtini Messinese

Grilled Chicken Involtini Messinese

Involtini are basically roll-ups or roulades that are made of any type of thinly-sliced meat, poultry, or fish; and they can also be made with vegetables such as eggplant or zucchini.  Sicilians also refer to them as spiedini or spitini (in the Sicilian lingo) when these meat rolls are grilled on a skewer.  The word […]

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Anise Taralli Cookies

There are two types of Italian taralli; one is a sweet cookie and the other is a rustic savory biscuit.  Taralli are made throughout southern Italy and the recipe variations are numerous.  Depending what area in Italy, they are also served at different times of the year – such as Easter or All Souls Day […]

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