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)
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
VIDEO: How to trim artichokes Roman style Am I crazy to try artichokes since 100% of commercially grown come from California where I am from? If they grew in louisiana in the 1800’s I would think they can grow here… 1500s – In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), married to King Henry II… Continue reading All About Artichokes- even though the season is ending now…but I haven’t eaten one this year!
After drooling over Italian recipes of orecchiette and cime di rapa (broccoli rabe) I was craving it and wanted to have it today! So I made do with what I can get here which is regular broccoli and fusilli pasta. I am not going to spend 4 dollars on a tiny bunch of broccoli rabe… Continue reading Pasta with broccoli, anchovy, garlic and hot pepper – my version of orecchiette con cime di rapa