There is a winter dish from the region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy of cooked lentils topped with slices of boiled stuffed pig’s trotter called zampone. Decades ago I was lucky to live near an Italian deli that regularly carried a domestically-made zampone. Then they went out of business and once the internet was invented and […]
This preparation of the small ridged rigatoni called rigatoncello is meant to feed a large group of people. It makes for an ideal party dish. The romanesco cauliflower used in this pasta dish is one of those marvels of nature that once could only be found in farmers markets, but now many supermarkets sell them, […]
Early fall in New England where I lived for 15 years is certainly different than early fall in southern California where I live now. The leaves turned to their gold, auburn, and red hues while the weather was a bit cooler. In southern California it can still be hot in the early fall and we […]
How to Make Homemade Italian Sausage This is the classic Sicilian recipe for sausage, salsiccia fresca, fresh sausage, the ur-recipe to what is sold throughout the United States as “Italian sausage.” In Italy, families, especially in the south, still make their own sausages frequently.