Tag Archives: Regional Italian Dishes

Casoncelli alla Bergamasca

Today’s post is all about tradition.  I often say that talking about Italian cuisine is not very accurate… every region (and sometimes even city!) has its own cuisine, so it would be more correct to say Italian cuisines.  Every area … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Finally a pasta dish again! I cannot believe I haven’t published a recipe for pasta in a while!  When we were living in Italy, we used to eat pasta once a day… almost every day.  Yep, that’s the way Italians … Continue reading

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Gnocchi alla Romana

This month, the Daring Cooks challenged us to think inside the box – the icebox, that is! Audax taught us some really cool tips and tricks for stocking our freezers with prepare-ahead meals that can keep our taste buds satisfied even during … Continue reading

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Cassoeula

As I mentioned in my previous post on how to make Verzini sausages at home, Cassoeula is one of the most iconic dishes from Milan, the city where I was born.  Cassoeula is a stew made with pork meat and … Continue reading

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Home-made Verzini

As you may know, I was born and brought up in Milan.  Foodwise, Milan is famous for risotto (especially Risotto alla Milanese, made with saffron), ossobuco, cotoletta, panettone and cassoeula.  As you can see, I have already shared the recipes … Continue reading

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Sbrisolona

My series on Regional Italian food is back!  Finally!  Today’s recipe comes from the region I was born in: Lombardy and more precisely from the beautiful town of Mantova.  This area is a culinary heaven… but then again, what part of … Continue reading

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IMPEPATA DI COZZE – PEPPERED MUSSELS

Today I am back with a recipe for my Regional Italian dish series!  I am taking you all to Campania and Naples with a delicious and very easy to make dish: Peppered Mussels.  All you need, besides mussels, are garlic, … Continue reading

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RICOTTA FILLED GRAFFE

Today’s recipe comes from the Sicilian town of Trapani, where my mother was born.  These are similar, but not the same as the more famous Neapolitan graffe, the dough of which includes potatoes.  Graffe in Trapani are like doughnuts, fried … Continue reading

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