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Danette St. Onge

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By Danette St. Onge

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    • Walnut Oil... Created: Saturday, March 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Walnut oil, which was once the everyday oil in much of Northwestern Italy, is making a comeback. It's tasty, and versatile. About it, and recipes too." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Bacio Brownies (Brownies al Bacio) Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Recipe for Bacio Brownies from Viola Buitoni of the Perugina chocolate family.
    • Fagioli: That's Beans, In Italian Created: Saturday, June 09, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Mention beans and many people think of winter dishes. However they're harvested in summer and can be extraordinarily refreshing in hot weather too." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • How to bake pizza in a wood fired oven Created: Thursday, February 10, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      There are two kinds of pizza: Pizza baked in an electric or gas oven, and Pizza baked in a wood-fired pizza oven, which is far superior. Setting up an oven is quicker and easier than you might thin...
    • How to Make A Piadina Romagnola Created: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      La Piadina, Romagna's flatbread, is extremely popular. Little wonder; it's tasty to bite into, wonderful when spread with cheese, and it's easy to make!
    • Ligurian Chick Pea Farinata Recipe - Farinata Ligure Created: Monday, November 22, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      In much of Italy a farinata is a thick porridge made with vegetables, broth, and finely ground flour of one sort or another. Liguria's farinata is a bit different: It's made with chick pea flour an...
    • Vitello Tonnato Recipe - Chilled Veal in Tuna Sauce Recipe Created: Saturday, July 31, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Vitello tonnato, chilled veal in a tuna sauce, is one of the classic summer dishes, and is the traditional centerpiece of the Ferragosto dinner in Milano.
    • Spring Greens Pasta Salad (Insalata di pasta al verde) Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Italian recipe for a green springtime pasta salad (Insalata di pasta al verde).
    • Pugliese-Style Potato and Tomato Casserole (Pitta di patate) Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Traditional recipe for a potato-tomato casserole from the Salento region in Puglia, Italy.
    • Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts (Spinaci saltati con pinoli) Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A quick and easy Italian recipe for sauteed spinach with pine nuts.
    • Tuscan Beef Fillets with Green Peppercorn Sauce (Filetto di manzo al pepe verde) Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A quick and simple recipe for Tuscan-style beef fillet with green peppercorn sauce.
    • Sicilian-Style Stuffed Eggplants (Melanzane a barchetta) Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Recipe for Sicilian-style stuffed eggplants (melanzane a barchetta).
    • Fava Bean and Fennel Soup (Macco di fave e finochietto) Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Recipe for a traditional Sicilian fava-bean and fennel soup.
    • Food and the Feast Day of St. Joseph (San Giuseppe) Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      An article about the traditional foods associated with the Italian Feast Day of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) on March 19.
    • Start with Ricotta... Created: Friday, September 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      Really good fresh ricotta is wonderful with good bread, a pinch of salt (or honey), and a light white wine. But it's also a fantastic ingredient in pasta, lasagna, Italian cheesecake and more.
    • Neapolitan Lemon-Ricotta Carnival Cake (Migliaccio) Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      Recipe for a traditional Carnival-time lemon-ricotta cake from Naples.
    • Contact the About.com Italian Food Guide Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      Find out how to get in touch with the About.com Italian Food Guide.
    • Melagrane Created: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013
      Pomegranates symbolize fall, and new life too.: hades lord of the underworld lifeless land sans serif persephone stunning beauty
    • Uva Moscato e Uva Nera Created: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      Here we have a mix of grapes: White Moscato grapes, which are wonderful at table (and are also used to make moscato-based wines such as Moscato D'Asti and many passiti (dessert wines), and small re...
    • Frutta e Verdura Created: Monday, April 27, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
      Frutta e Verdura: Photos of Italian fruit and vegetables, from local produce markets.
    • About Potato Gnocchi Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013
      Gnocchi, Potato and Otherwise: Gnocchi are little dumplings, and though gocchi di patata -- potato gnocchi -- are the best known, there are many other tasty varieties of gnocchi.
    • Porri Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013
      Leeks are a much more delicate relative of the onion, and very nice in the kitchen. Page 78.
    • Got Spinach? Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013
      Spinach is one of the most common leafy greens you'll find in Italian markets,a nd there are all sorts of tasty ways to prepare it, or use it.
    • Rosemary Blossom Risotto Recipe - Risotto ai Fiori di Rosmarino Created: Monday, May 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      Rosemary bushes flower repeatedly during the year, and their deep blue blossoms are both tasty and healthy. And very nice in this risotto.
    • Risotto with Beet Greens and Sausages Recipe - Risotto Con Biete e Salsiccia Created: Friday, September 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      Beet greens are one of the more popular leafy greens in Italian markets, and are often used in the fillings of savory pies or pasta; people also cook them the way one might spinach, wilting the lea...
    • Zucchini Stuffed with Risotto Recipe - Zucchine al Risotto Created: Monday, August 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      I confess that when I buy zucchini I generally buy the long kind. However, round zucchini are a much better bet for stuffing, and here they are the perfect container for a delicate risotto with ham...
    • Yogurt Pie Recipe - Torta Allo Yogurt Created: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      Italians have a fascination with cheesecake of the kind creamy kind made in the US (as opposed to traditional Italian torta di ricotta) -- you'll find it in bakeries, and some restaurants, and you ...
    • Walnut Risotto Recipe - Risotto alle Noci - Walnut Risotto Created: Friday, September 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      With the arrival of September we enter walnut season, and even though they are available year round, fresh walnuts are nicer, and make for a simple, very tasty vegetarian fall risotto.
    • Rosemary Risotto Recipe - Risotto al Rosmarino Created: Friday, September 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      Risotto is generally seasoned with some sort of meat or vegetable, or something creamy. But there are other options, and a risotto seasoned with rosemary will have a delightful woodsy feel and prov...
    • Fresh Prune Risotto With Pancetta Recipe - Risotto con Pancetta E Prugne Created: Friday, September 18, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      The combination of fresh -- not dried -- prunes, with their sweetness and acidity, nicely balances the richness of pancetta. You could also use tart plums here, though I don't think sweeter fruit a...
    • Apple Risotto Recipe - Risotto alle Mele - Apple Risotto Recipe Created: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      Apples are extraordinarily versatile in the kitchen, and though they are most commonly associated with pork in savory dishes (in Italy too), they work quite nicely in this apple risotto, which is c...
    • Squash Risotto - Risotto alla Zucca Created: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      Risotto made with winter squash is extremely popular in north Italy during the colder months. Little wonder, because a good winter squash has a delightful tangy sweetness to it, while the risotto h...

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