Monday, September 26, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022
This traditional seafood stew (pronounced cah-choo-co) is popular in the western port town of Livorno in Tuscany, Italy.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
It is sometimes difficult to find a good bowl of spaghetti and meatballs in Italian-American restaurants. Usually, the sauce (gravy) is too acidic and the meatballs are gray in color. I make Big Mamma's Sunday Gravy once or twice a year with Italian sausages, meatballs, ribs, and occasionally braciole. It simmers on the stove for 5 hours, but this recipe is much faster and lighter. If I had an Italian restaurant, this would definitely be on the menu.
½ lb ground veal (optional, but add more ground beef)
1 T extra-virgin olive oil (for slowly cooking the onions & garlic)
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
There are beautiful heirloom-style cherry tomatoes available in the market these days, including varieties like sun gold, chocolate cherry, and red and yellow pear. They are a symphony in your mouth with their amazing flavors. Pair them with cherry or pearl bocconcini (fresh mozzarella cheese) and sweet basil. I added Italian black olives to this salad which was so delizioso!
½ cup pitted and chopped Italian black olives
Italian Giardiniera can be served as a small salad or spread on grinders, subs, hoagies, heroes, or muffuletta sandwiches. This is so easy to make and so very delicious! Golden Peperoncini can be found in a jar in your supermarket near the olives and pickles.
Bring to room temperature for olive oil to return to its original consistency.
Shake to combine, before using.