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Delicious Almond Croissants Recipe – Laura Vitale –

Delicious Almond Croissants Recipe – Laura Vitale – An Almond Croissant in the morning…. I can taste it now.  The topping and the filling combination along with the buttery croissant and a cup of freshly made coffee … is just too much! Just too much to resist. Almost in a trance, your eyes roll back […]

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Classic Italian Ice Cream Recipe – “Semi Freddo” Desert – Italian Cook Laura Vitale

Classic Italian Ice Cream Recipe – “Semi Freddo” Desert – Italian Cook Laura Vitale Semi freddo is a Classic Italian desert.   The words Semi freddo mean “Half Cold” and this desert fits into a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. It has the texture of frozen mousse because […]

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Cioppino – Laura Vitale

Cioppino – Laura Vitale Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San Francisco, California. It is considered an Italian-American dish, and is related to various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine. Cioppino is traditionally made from the catch of the day, which in San Francisco is typically a combination of Dungeness crab, clams, […]

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Breakfast Crostata – Italian Cook Laura Vitale

Breakfast Crostata – Italian Cook Laura Vitale A crostata is an Italian baked tart or pie, also known as coppi in Naples and sfogliate in Lombardy. The earliest known use of crostata in its modern sense can be traced to the cookbooks Libro de Arte Coquinaria (Art of Cooking) by Martino da Como, published circa […]

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Arancini – (Homemade Rice Balls) – Italian Cook Laura Vitale

Arancini – (Homemade Rice Balls) Italian Cook Laura Vitale – Arancini  are stuffed rice balls that are coated with breadcrumbs, and fried. Arancini are usually filled with ragù (meat sauce), tomato sauce, mozzarella, and/or peas. There are a number of local variants that differ in fillings and shape. The name derives from their shape and […]

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Sauteed Broccoli Rabe Recipe – Laura Vitale –

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe Recipe – Laura Vitale – In this episode Laura makes Broccoli Rabe different than the way we are used to. Instead of steaming stalks and then sauteing them she strips the stalks and then placing them into the hot oil directly. Interesting way to prepare the dish. Broccoli Rabe or in Italian […]

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Nonna’s Chiacchiere (Angel Wings) – Italian Cook Laura Vitale

Nonna’s Chiacchiere – Italian Cook Laura Vitale Angel wings are a traditional sweet crisp pastry made out of dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Traditionally present in several European cuisines, angel wings are known by many other names and have been incorporated into other regional cuisines […]

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Homemade Polenta Recipe – Italian Cook Laura Vitale

Homemade Polenta Recipe – Italian Cook Laura Vitale – Polenta is an Italian dish made by boiling cornmeal into a thick, solidified porridge, and directly consumed afterwards or baked, fried or grilled. The term is of Italian origin, derived from the Latin for hulled and crushed grain (especially barley-meal). Its etymology derives from the same […]

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Lemon Blueberry Rolls – Delizioso – Italian Cook Laura Vitale

Lemon Blueberry Rolls – Delizioso – Italian Cook Laura Vitale – Here in Southern New Jersey we have the good fortune to have both the soil consistency and the climate for growing Blueberries.  In fact, Hammonton, New Jersey is often referred to as being the “Blueberry Capital of the World, with over 80% of New Jersey’s […]

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Homemade Cioppino – Laura Vitale

Homemade Cioppino – Laura Vitale Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San Francisco, California. It is considered an Italian-American dish, and is related to various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine. Cioppino is traditionally made from the catch of the day, which in San Francisco is typically a combination of Dungeness crab, […]

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