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Tuesday
Apr062010

Baked Stuffed Artichokes with Leeks (and Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Trim an Artichoke)

 

It's artichoke season and I know a lot of people don't know what to do with them. These thorny little devils contain succulent insides and it's just a matter of trimming away all the inedible parts.  Once you get the hang of it, trimming an artichoke goes very quickly.  Don't believe me?  Observe from a master in Campo di Fiori in Rome:

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Monday
Mar292010

For Easter: Italian Easter Pie, "Torta Pasqualina"

If you look for recipes for the traditional Italian Easter Pie, you will find many variations.  Some people call it a pie and some call it a cake.  Some have meat inside and some do not.  There are so many different ways to make it, but they are all savory.  This recipe is one that I have had for twenty-five years.  It comes from a very authentic source - Anna Teresa Callen, who is now in her eighties. She is a very well known cooking teacher and author who lives in New York City. She is from the Abruzzo region of Italy.  She says this pie is traditionally made with 33 layers of dough, one for each of the years that Christ lived.  But she makes this with twelve - for each of the apostles (and a whole lot easier!)

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Sunday
Mar212010

Aperol Spritz Cocktail

It's about time for another cocktail around this blog, I think.  I want to introduce you to a drink that is wildly popular in Italy, especially in the Veneto where it originates, but is hardly known in the United States.  It is made with Aperol, which began to be imported into this country only about three years ago.  It is the Aperol Spritz and you can get a little of the general spirit of the drink with this Italian TV ad:

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