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 …

Most Asparagussy Asparagus Risotto you’ve ever Tasted!

I love this risotto because it is so asparagussy! Is that a word? You get this by blending all but the tips with it's cooking liquid and using it as your stock. Then you add vegetable or chicken stock as needed. Recipe: Asparagus Risotto 2 pounds asparagus 300 g or 1 ½ cups Vialone or …

Italian Farro Salad – a healthy ancient grain!

Take a culinary voyage to the Mediterranean with farro, a hearty grain that was a mainstay of the daily diet in ancient Rome. Some say farro is the original ancestor of all other wheat species—“the mother of all wheat.” In ancient Rome, farro was a staple food that provided the main source of nourishment for …

HOW TO KEEP BASIL GREEN after you cut it! Prevent basil from turning black! I have discovered the trick!

THIS IS AFTER 30 MINUTES AND IT'S STILL GREEN!  So I researched the internet, cut lots of basil, then cut more, basically stripped my herb garden of all the basil! I had read that cutting basil was bad and it's better to tear it. But even when I tore it it turned black and sometimes …

Seared Crispy Fried Chicken Italian Style Cotoletta alla Milanese

Breaded Veal  or Chicken Cutlets Cotoletta is usually served with a lemon wedge to cut the fried-in-butter goodness, but after all that work to get the perfectly golden, crisp breadcrumb coating, some may think it’s a bit counterproductive as it immediately turns your work soggy. Better would be to serve it with a glass of …

Big Batch Basic and Fast Italian Tomato Sauce

 Big Batch Basic Italian Tomato Sauce - some now - more for tomorrow for about 6 pasta dinners for 6 people or more! This is the recipe I use when fresh tomatoes are not in season. Make sure to use a good quality canned tomato like San Marzano tomatoes.  Mutti is the preferred italian brand …

Limoncello in the making! Liquid Gold..A few things I learned about it…

   The finished product- yum! At first there was too much sugar syrup to vodka lemon peel ratio. I knew as it froze in the freezer. I just added a cup of vodka to the whole batch and it solved the problem! It's also not too sweet anymore- it's just right So you want to know …