Recipe: Minestra e Pizza From Campania (June/July 2019)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Nothing in this world tastes more like my nonna’s kitchen than Minestra e Pizza, a staple dish of Castelvetere sul Calore in the mountains of Irpinia in Campania. The dish is made of vegetables like wild greens or swiss chard or dandelion greens; whatever is available at …

Recipe: Tortelli di Erbetta Shows A Mother’s Love (June/July 2019)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Parma is a city full of bicycles with a luscious and loved green park dedicated to the Duchess Maria Luigia, the second wife of Napoleon, at its center. Huge cuts of ham and mammoth wheels of cheese decorate shop windows. If by chance your eyes are too …

Recipe: Stuffed Olives From Ascoli (June/July 2019)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Olive all’ascolana (Ascoli style stuffed olives) are the specialty of Ascoli Piceno and the Southern Marche region, they are always present on the table during Holidays and special occasions, as a second dish or as an appetizer. They can be served by themselves or with other fried …

Recipe: Calabria Carnevale Cookies (June/July 2019)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Norman castles, medieval aqueducts and Baroque churches around the town of Arena are like hidden surprises around every curve. My nanna (Calabrese way to say nonna) Maria was born in this tiny mountainous town in Calabria. Arena was a colony under Ancient Greece so there are thousands …

Recipes from Siena (October 2018)

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Dream of Italy.  Feel like you’re in Siena while cooking at home with these recipes from Chef Vincenzo Giangiordano, husband of Sheryl Ness, who wrote our guide to Siena. Pici Cacio e Pepe Pici is a thick, long pasta that is found on every menu in and around Siena. This …

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Recipe: Signora Ricci’s Tiramisù (March 2018)

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Read the rest of the Florence restaurants article here.  Here’s a very close version of the one served at Osteria dell’Enoteca made by Signora Ricci. It is adapted from Chef Dennis Littley. This adaptation is made with cantuccini and Vinsanto. Lorenzo’s mom makes her own almond cantuccini and …

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Recipe From Piedmont: Bagna Cauda al Val Chisone

Traditionally bagna cauda dipping sauce combines only garlic, anchovies and olive oil, served in a small ceramic pot heated by a votive candle, accompanied by with a great variety of vegetables.

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Recipes from La Tavola Marche: Fava Bean Crostini, Spaghetti with Clams, Whole Fish in Salt Crust

Looking for a way to get a taste of Italy a casa? Enjoy these authentic Italian recipes from the owners of an agriturismo and cooking school in Le Marche.

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Recipe from Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Gnocchi di Zucca (Butternut Squash Gnocchi)

Fall is the perfect time of year to cook this Friulian specialty - gnocchi made from butternut squash. One of the delightful flavors of the Friuli region of Italy. Read on for the recipe.

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The Warmth and Charm of Ca’ Villa — An Agriturismo Piemontese

The agriturismo in this area not only exemplifies the best of Piemontese hospitality, but the best of the local cuisine. Read on for details on this and how to get local recipes.

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