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Excellent / Traditional Fried Stuffed Olives Ascolana style – Italian Cook Giallo Zafferano

Excellent / Traditional Fried Stuffed Olives – Ascolana style Italian Cook Giallo Zafferano There are a few different versions of Stuffed Olives in Italy. This particular version is especially delicious and perfect for the holidays. In our house we set aside a Saturday or Sunday, bring the grandkids over and make these as a family. […]

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Making Perfectly Roasted Asparagus – Dani Spies

Making Perfectly Roasted Asparagus – Dani Spies – I love Asparagus. My Wife and I have it for dinner about once a week. This video featuring Dani Spies is brief but very informative so take a few moments and watch. Ever if you are a veteran Asparagus person it is always a good thing to […]

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Polenta – Homemade with Sausage and Pork Ribs – Italian Cook Anna Maria

Polenta – Homemade with Sausage and Pork Ribs – Italian Cook Anna Maria We go back to basics with Anna Maria and her family. This traditional recipe will warm you in the upcoming winter cold. Polenta – Sausage – Pork Ribs …. Really delicious with a good glass of red wine and some grated Parmigiano. […]

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Celebrating Cicoria – Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies

Celebrating Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies When I was a kid my grandmother, Nonna Madalena would take me across the street from our home, into a very large open field to pick Cicorie (dandelions). We would use a small paring knife and cut them off at the root. Loading them into a dozen […]

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Lupini – Calabrese Recipe

Lupini Calabrese Recipe – This is a very good video that features the preparation of Lupini. We always had these during the holidays. Lupini beans are commonly sold in a brine in jars (like olives and pickles) and can be eaten by making a small tear in the skin with one’s teeth and “popping” the […]

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Gnudi – Very unique recipe – Italian Cook Marcella Hazan with April Bloomfield

Gnudi – Very unique recipe – Italian Cook Marcella Hazan with April Bloomfield This is a very unique recipe shared by April Bloomfield to Iconic chef Marcella Hazan. Very interesting take on gnocchi that is really different. If you are not aware of Marcella Hazan by the way she was the formost authority on Italian […]

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Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Cook – Chef Pasquale

Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Cook – Chef Pasquale  Zucchini is a staple in many Italian house holds and many of us grow it in our gardens every year.  We often just cut it and grill it, sometimes we fry it, and sometimes we make bread out of it.  Well here is another twist that you can […]

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Fall in Love With Broccoli Rabe -Rapini – Italian Cook Tony

Fall in Love With Broccoli Rabe -Rapini – Italian Cook Tony Learn about wonderful Broccoli Rabe Rapini (commonly marketed in the United States as broccoli raab or broccoli rabe /rɑːb/) is a greencruciferous vegetable. The edible parts are the leaves, buds, and stems. The buds somewhat resemble broccoli, but do not form a large head. Rapini is known for its slightly bitter taste […]

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Sanguinaccio – Black Pudding

Sanguinaccio – Black Pudding Italian Black pudding or Sanguinaccio also in Swedish: blodpudding, Estonian: verivorst, Finnish: mustamakkara, French: boudin noir, Spanish: morcilla and Portuguese: morcela is a type of blood sausage commonly eaten in England, Scotland, France, Slovenia, Italy, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Lithuania. It is generally made […]

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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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