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Pardulas - Sardinian Ricotta Cupcakes

Pardulas are one of my favorite Sardinian dessert, especially good with a cup of coffee or some limoncello. They look like cupcakes, with a 'cup' also made of dough, and they are filled with ricotta, saffron and citrus zest.

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Artichoke and Potato Panadinas

Panadinas are similar to empanadas in concept: a shell made of bread around a yummy filling. Most of southern Italy was under Spanish rule for centuries and so many dishes have a common origin.
Panadas can be fairly large, but here we show small ones, that can be served as a snack, appetizer or with an aperitivo at a party.

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Pistachio Encrusted Rack of Lamb

Lamb is somewhat of an unusual meat for many Americans who are more used to beef. This recipe is very easy, but also delicious, with the pistachio adding another layer of flavor to the lamb.

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Peach and Spinach Salad

A nice summer salad to make when peaches are available. You could use other stone fruit like plums as an alternativee

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Broccoli Frittata

A tasty and healthy frittata that can be served as a second dish, an appetizer, and it is also great as a leftover.

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Pappardelle with Mushroom and Mascarpone

This easy to make recipe is great in fall when fresh mushroom are abundant. I usually make it with whichever fresh mushroom I can find, but you can also make it using reconstituted dry mushrooms, or a mixture of both: I usually add some reconstituted dry porcini for for instance since I really like the flavor. ...READ MORE...

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Pasta alla Puttanesca / Pasta Puttanesca

A simple and tasty sauce for pasta, it uses ingredients that you can always find in your cupboard since don't spoil - canned tomatoes, olives, capers, chili, anchovies. It's ideal for when you have surprise guests, or you have to make something quick and tasty at home.

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Roasted Zucchini and Eggplant

It is commonly believed italian food is mostly carbs. That is a misconception as we do love - and eat lots of - vegetables. And we have both 'cold' salads, with raw vegetables, or 'hot' salads, with cooked veggies. We have also 'mixed' with both cold and hot but I digress. This dish is simple and tasty, and you can either grill the vegetables or cook them in the oven. You can enjoy both warm or cold. Actually, the day after may be even better, since it allows the marinade to be absorbed by the vegetables.

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Eggplant Spread - Crema di Melanzane

Another summer favorite, you can make this spread in advance and serve it on bread or crostini. It's better enjoyed cold.

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Zucchini Fritters - Frittelle di Zucchine

Fritters, or frittelle in italian, are a delicious and quick way to prepare vegetables. They can be enjoyed hot or cold. They are a delicate delicious side for a meat or fish dish.

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Panna Cotta

A delicious and easy to make dessert that will impress your guests, Panna Cotta is a recipe from the Piedmont area that became popular all over Italy and has been having quite of a success in the US too. The recipe is very simple, its secret is to get good fresh ingredient, in particular you want really fresh cream and milk and a vanilla bean. You could substitute the vanilla bean with vanilla flavoring, it will still be good, but the fresh vanilla flavor will make it exceptional.

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Bonet

This dessert from northwestern Italy (Piedmont) is very old, dating back to the 13th century. It evolved with the years, with the addition of cocoa, which came to Europe only in the 16th century. It is soft, served cold, optionally with some whipped cream

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

This dish is simple and quick, and a staple of italian college students, since it's a whole meal in itself. Its origins are debated, some say that the name 'alla carbonara' , that means ' coal worker style', is due to the use of black pepper to top it, making it look like it's covered with coal powder. ...READ MORE...

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Basic Eggplant Parmigiana - Parmigiana di Melanzane

This dish is truly an italian classic. It is not clear where it originally came from, and you can find it all over Italy, north and south. It is very tasty and filling and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Personally, I love this dish cold in the summer. ...READ MORE...

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Mushroom Risotto

A classic of northern Italian cuisine that is best made in fall when it's mushroom season, but can also be made year-around using farmed and dried mushroom. There's no strict mandate on which kind of mushroom you can use, but porcini (boletus edulis) are definitely one of my favorite. ...READ MORE...

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Spritz

Spritz is probably the most famous 'aperitivo' or pre-dinner cocktail served in Italy, and becoming more popular in the US as well, also tanks to Aziz Ansari's show "Master of None". It is light and refreshing, and easy to make.

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Tiramisu

A classic dessert that you can find all over Italy. 'Tiramisu' means 'pick me up'.. and its unique combination of coffee, creampy mascarpone, chocolate will deliver! Follow our easy recipe and you will impress your guests.

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Spaghetti with Bottarga

A dish typical to Sardinia and Sicily, it is simple to prepare. Bottarga is made with cured eggs from the Gray Mullet fish.

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Zucchini Carpione - Zucchine in Carpione

'Carpione' refers to the vinegar based marinade, common in the region of Piedmont. This dish is a good side in the summer and it's even tastier the day after it's prepared, giving the time to the marinade to make it extra yummy. ...READ MORE...

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Eggplant Caponata

This dish is originally from Sicily and it's based on Eggplant. It is Vegan and it's an excellent side. It's better the day after preparation, after the flavor have had time to mix. In Sicily you can find many different variations that include may other ingredients - almonds, tuna octopus. We give you here the basic recipe, feel free to try to enrich it with " your favorite ingredients.

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