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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Toasted Bread Crumbs (Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa)

  Broccoli rabe, or rapini, is a bitter green that comes into season in autumn. It is a member of the turnip family and you will find it at selected greengrocers in bundles of large leaves with broccoli-like flower heads opening into small yellow flowers.   It’s earthy and rustic – a peasant-style Puglia dish… Continue reading Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Garlic Toasted Bread Crumbs (Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa)

italian food · olive oil · Uncategorized

Which Olive Oil to Buy?

  Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud! Home/Health News, Health Tips/Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud! Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud! Many of us want to use ‘extra virgin olive oil’ for all the wonderful health benefits and taste, but when you go to the trouble of… Continue reading Which Olive Oil to Buy?

eggplant · italian · italian food · Italian recipe · make ahead recipes · Uncategorized · vegetable · vegetable recipe

Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana

Eggplant – about 3 pounds sliced lengthwise in ¼ inch slices 8 oz fresh mozzarella ripped into 1 inch pieces 1 cup flour 2 cups extra virgin olive oil – EVOO – can use virgin oil Parmigiano Reggiano – 1 cup freshly grated Tomato sauce – recipe below Salt sliced eggplant and leave with a… Continue reading Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana

1 pot dish · buying guide · grits · italian food · southern food

What’s the difference between Polenta & Grits?

GRITS AND POLENTA Many folks ask us to define the differences between grits and polenta. As we noted, most grits, in the American South, are traditionally made from dent corn. In Italy, most polenta is made from flint corn. Italians began to cultivate flints from the Caribbean around 1500 and developed a then new European… Continue reading What’s the difference between Polenta & Grits?

italian food · make ahead recipes

Zucchini Bechamel Lasagna

Recipe 1 pound no boil lasagna Pasta- or fresh pasta 3 medium Zucchini sliced into thin rounds Oil for frying (I prefer 100% Olive Oil but Vegetable Oil will work too) 4 Oz Fontina Cheese shredded 4 Oz Asiago Cheese shredded 12 Oz Fresh Mozzarella shredded For the Bechamel 1 3/4 Cups Milk 3 Tbsp… Continue reading Zucchini Bechamel Lasagna