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Homemade Icy Pops - Ghiaccioli fatti in casa

Every one enjoys an Icy Pop in summer, kids and adults alike. But this summer the thing to enjoy is a Boozy Pop. An adults only treat, these...
Sicilian Street Food

"You, Me & Sicily!": Sicilian Street Foods

On this episode of You, Me & Sicily we sample some street foods that will make you go WOW! Wait till you watch this! All episode of You, Me...
What Makes San Marzano Tomatoes Special?

What Makes San Marzano Tomatoes Special?

When chefs throughout the world prepare authentic Italian sauce, San Marzano tomatoes are their preference. These thin, pointy, sweet plum tomatoes...
Grilled Summer Veggies

Grilled Summer Vegetables

It's the perfect season for grilling your favorite garden veggies. With everything blooming and abundantly growing, it's time to share the fruits of...
Sal Scognamillo Executive Chef at  Patsy’s Italian Family Restaurant. Photo: Jeff Gurwin

Patsy’s Secret Recipe? Family, Hospitality and a Touch of Sinatra

There are not many family-owned restaurants in urban cities that have been in business for over seventy years. One reason for this is the Food...
Gianluca Legrottaglia at Montesacro Pinseria in San Francisco

Montesacro: All Roads Take to The Roman PinsaLand in San Francisco

A wholesale bakery connected to a restaurant, the "Mead Restaurant and Bakery" built around 1910. A wall was hiding a coal-oven that measured about...
Fusilli with Rapini Pesto | Credit: Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016

Of Gifts And Bitter Greens

Recently, I invited a friend of mine over to try out some new recipes I was working on. “But how do you think of all those different things?” she...
Bottura's Osteria Francescana Elected The Best Restaurant Worldwide

Bottura's Osteria Francescana Elected The Best Restaurant Worldwide

Osteria Francescana in Modena has been named the best eatery on the planet at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards during a ceremony at Cipriani...
Stuffed tomatoes. Photo by fahrwasser

Two Vegetables for Summer

Stuffed tomatoes are the quintessential summer dish, their sweetness enhanced by a turn in the oven. They are a beautiful contorno at dinner or a...
Knowing that what you get in your plate is made with top notch ingredients, and the way it is supposed to by tradition makes Italian food more enjoyable

The Best Italian Food in the US

Eating genuine, authentic Italian food can be a struggle when you are not in Italy. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world...
Pollo in potacchio con patate

Cooking Le Marche Style: Pollo in Potacchio

Finally home from an unforgettable six weeks in Scapezzano—the small town in the Marche region of Italy where my grandfather grew up before...
Food at zero miles

Food at zero miles

Melissa explains a particular Italian expression "Cibo a kilometro zero". Let's find out what Italians mean by saying it! What do I mean by “food at...
Mozzarella alla Barese

Mozzarella alla Barese

Mozzarella alla Barese... the counterpart of Mozzarella alla Caprese! Ingredients: 1 Lb Fresh Mozzarella, Sauteed Broccoli rabe, Sun dries tomatoes,...
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

Back to Basics: Battuto and Bolognese

Growing up, I remember sitting at the kitchen table on a weekend morning watching as my mother chopped mounds of onion, celery and carrots to begin...
Seppie con Piselli (Stewed Cuttlefish With Peas)

Seppie con Piselli (Stewed Cuttlefish With Peas)

I’m in Italy!—in the region of Marche, along the Adriatic sea—staying in the town where my grandfather grew up (he immigrated to America in 1911, at...