Gourmet Lentil Soup

Lentils are an incredibly hearty legume that absorb the flavors in which they are combined. Learn how to make lentil soup that is sure to satisfy your hunger while delighting your taste buds! Lentils in Italy are a speciality on New Year‘s Day. They symbolize good fortune and prosperity in the year to come. Lentil […]

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Baked Artichokes

Artichokes are beloved all over Italy and there’s many ways of preparing them. In this recipe you’ll learn how to utilize simple ingredients to add modern flare to this veggie side dish. The popularity of artichokes in the United States is nowhere near Italy. Italians celebrate artichokes all throughout the country and have a variety […]

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Savory Risotto Milanese

If there’s one thing the Milanese (those from Milan, Italy) love the most, it’s risotto. Learn how to make this classic Northern region dish using delicious ingredients. Risotto is a rice-based dish that can be prepared in numerous ways. It’s rich, thick and creamy–which is the perfect cold weather dish. Risotto Milanese is native to […]

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Crispy Baked Asparagus

Oven-roasted crispy and juicy asparagus makes for the perfect side dish! Asparagus has always been my favorite vegetable. It’s so easy to prepare and delicious to eat, I have it for dinner at least twice a week (did I mention it’s a natural anti-bloating food?) Ingredients (for a party of two): Half a bunch of […]

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Simple Caprese Salad

This light salad is perfect on a sunny day by the beach (or the couch, let’s be honest). Learn how to make this salad using 4 simple ingredients! Caprese salad hails from the gorgeous island of Capri. This is an island off the coast of Italy that specializes in amazing lemon desserts and liquor (hello, […]

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Delicious Seafood Pasta

Seafood pasta aka zuppa di pesce aka frutti di mare. There are so many names and ways of preparing this incredible dish. Seafood and I have a love/hate relationship. I’m allergic to shellfish, but I am obsessed with seafood. That’s why I am combining my love of seafood with my love of pasta and my […]

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Tender Focaccia for the Modern Bread Lover

Focaccia is a delicious bread that is prepared in numerous ways all over Italy. This classic recipe is sure to delight your tastebuds and dress up any sandwich. I remember eating focaccia every day when I lived in Italy as a kid. My mother would buy it fresh at the supermarket because eating day-old-bread in […]

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How to Make Taralli, a Classic Italian Snack

Taralli

Taralli, aka a heavenly little breadstick cracker. Taralli is a staple snack in Italy. It’s popularity mirrors that of pretzels in America. This tasty snack is great paired with other aperitivos (Italian appetizers) such as olives, peppers, cheese and cured meats. This snack will surely stand out in your charcuterie board, and they’re simple to […]

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