Batch cook Ragú Bolognese, slow cooking a big pot, and freeze leftovers to make the more time-consuming Lasagna al’ Bolognese for Sunday supper.
Here are three easy DIY non-dairy options inspired by the flavor profiles of Italy’s most beloved Italian cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mozzarella, and Ricotta.
There are plenty of Italian dishes that are both delicious and healthy. Let’s explore 7 healthy Italian dishes that your tastebuds and stomach will love.
Anise cookies (or anisette cookies) are tender ball-shaped or S-shaped cookies laced with a licorice fragrance that comes from potent seeds or extracts of the anise plant.
La Festa Dei Sette Pesci—or The Feast of Seven Fishes, is a Christmas Eve meal steeped in religious and Italian cultural traditions. The number of fish served—seven— and the practice of abstaining from meat on Sundays, and holidays, are both of Roman Catholic origin: think seven deadly sins, seven sacraments, and seven days to create the world!
World Tripe Day is October 24th. Tripe and other cuts of offal—the organs and entrails of a butchered animal — are making a culinary comeback since they are inexpensive, and excellent protein sources.
On the weekends, droves of savvy New Yorkers head across the Hudson River to Bread and Salt Bakery in the funky, multi-cultural Jersey City Heights neighborhood. There, renowned baker, pizza maker, and owner of Bread and Salt, Rick Easton, satisfies their craving for his specialty pizza, Focaccia Barese, sandwiches, and a stunning array of Italian pastries. Among them is his “super old-fashioned, Italian cookies” that he bakes with pastry chef Diana Valenzuela.
Food history is full of myth-making. Such is the case with Pizza Margherita- a crispy, thin-crust style pizza topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil born in Naples, Italy. One origin story is that Margherita Pizza drew its name from once cooking an egg yolk into the center of the pizza, making it look like the daisy flower, called “Margherita” in Italian.