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3 04, 2021

Involtini alla Piazzetta: A Recipe for Easter from the Heart of Campania

2022-09-30T17:54:12+02:00April 3rd, 2021|Categories: Food & Wine, Meat, Naples & Campania, Recipes|0 Comments

  Most Easters I am on the road. I love visiting farms and friends in rural parts of Italy for the long holiday weekend. Since we are firmly in the "red zone" until after Easter wraps up, I'm staying put in Lazio but already dreaming of 2022 when I hope to spend Pasqua in one [...]

20 01, 2021

Italian Eating Club and Other Virtual Italy-Inspired Experiences

2021-01-20T06:05:32+01:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

  Amici! I miss traveling and eating in Italy with all of you. And so, while we're still all online, I'm excited to announce KP's Italian Eating Club, a virtual community hosted by DEMI where we can all connect through our shared love of all things Italian. The interactive group chat is an ongoing food/wine/booze/cooking party. In the club, we [...]

16 12, 2020

Recipe: Daniela Morrone’s Giurgiulena (Calabrian Nut Brittle)

2021-02-26T15:22:17+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

The Italian south’s resources and position as a crossroads in the Mediterranean have made it a target for conquest and transit for millennia. As invaders and refugees made their way to the south, they brought their customs, cooking methods, and ingredients with them. At times, the locals would reject the new arrivals—both the people and [...]

16 12, 2020

Sara Cicolini’s Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

2020-12-16T03:24:40+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Abruzzo, Food & Wine, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Last year I covered Sarah Cicolini's Roman trattoria Santo Palato for Australian Gourmet Traveller, one of my favorite magazines to contribute toe. The article included 7 recipes that the Abruzzo-born chef serves in her adopted city, including some of the Italian capital's classics. She says of her version of amatriciana, "There's no one recipe; everyone [...]

14 12, 2020

Recipe: Minestra Maritata (So-Called Italian Wedding Soup)

2020-12-14T08:21:51+01:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Pork, Recipes|1 Comment

I was a teenager when I first heard the phrase “Italian wedding soup.” Unlike some Italian Americans, I didn’t grow up eating it. I took the name literally, of course. Magazines and television hosts billed the vegetable rich, meat-studded soup as a classic recipe for nuptials. Wrong. If you’ve ever been to an Italian wedding, [...]

11 12, 2020

Recipe: Pesce all’Acqua Pazza from Il Giardino di Candida in Ventotene

2020-12-13T02:58:19+01:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

One of the many things I love about spending time in kitchens in Italy is that you always walk away with a lesson in immigration. At Il Giardino di Candida, a trattoria on Ventotene that bears the name of its chef Candida Sportiello (as well as the island’s patron saint) I heard of a community [...]