9 11, 2020

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe from Food of the Italian South Cookbook

2020-11-19T21:02:23+01:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Pizza, Puglia, Recipes|17 Comments

Just as Naples is the capital of Italy’s thick-rimmed wood fired pizza pies, Bari and its surrounding Pugliese towns are known for a beloved regional flatbread, focaccia. An olive oil-rich dough is baked in iron pans at places like Panificio Fiore on Strada della Città in Bari Vecchia, then sold by the slice. The pan [...]

5 11, 2020

U’ Pan’ Cuott’ (Baked Bread and Provolone Casserole)

2020-11-05T19:51:38+01:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Basilicata, Carbs, Recipes, Travel|0 Comments

  Are you in the market for an easy, delicious, and potentially creative new way to eat bread? Meet u’ pan’ cuott’ (Bernaldese dialect for pan cotto, “cooked bread”). It's a bread and cheese casserole from Bernalda, a town in Basilicata best known as the ancestral village of Francis Ford Coppola.  This peasant dish features stale [...]

4 11, 2020

Paccheri alla Cilentana, A Pasta Dish Inspired by Coastal Campania

2020-11-03T07:45:15+01:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Recipes, Travel|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcFAP2Mvgz4   Back in the beforetimes, I visited Home & Family on the Hallmark Cannel to make this recipe from Food of the Italian South with Debbie Matenopoulos & the gang. You can watch the broadcast above and cook along using the recipe below.   Paccheri alla Cilentana (Paccheri with Capers, Olives, Anchovies, and Fried Bread Crumbs) [...]

3 11, 2020

Stock Your Pandemic Pantry with Quality Italian Products

2020-11-03T07:12:02+01:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions|0 Comments

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been hard. And with the new lockdowns rolling through Europe, it's about to get a whole lot harder. It’s difficult to imagine anyone in any industry anywhere on the planet that hasn’t been affected in some way by Covid-19. When times are tough, escape and connection are important. While the [...]

31 10, 2020

Rome’s Fave Dei Morti (Day of the Dead Cookies) Recipe

2020-10-31T04:31:54+01:00October 31st, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

  It's that solemn time of the year again when Roman Catholics, a few pagans, and many others across the globe commemorate their dearly departed in early November. The annual ritual of celebrating deceased loved ones stretches back to time immemorial. Ancient Roman pagans paid tribute on prescribed days, visiting tombs and even picnicking with [...]

29 10, 2020

Osmize, Friuli, Italy’s Rustic Seasonal Taverns

2020-10-29T03:43:19+01:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Friuli, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Text below from Imbibe's Travel Issue (remember travel?). Anyway, thought I'd share some inspo for whenever it's safe to travel in Italy. Osmize are open on a rolling basis year round so there's one for every season!  The Osmize of Friuli, Italy Friuli was a contested region for the bulk of its tumultuous history, as its [...]