Month: October 2014

Pasta e fagioli prompted by stay in Venice

On a stunning afternoon in Venice, I had pasta e fagioli — pasta and bean soup — a staple in Italian homes and trattorias. The soup was hearty and flavorful; we were […]

Top pasta with pesto for easy meal

I've been hunting down recipes in Italian cookbooks ever since I returned last week from northern Italy. I tried making a calamari dish that I had in Padua. It wasn't the […]

Pollo alla cacciatora or hunter’s wife’s chicken

    Americans usually refer to this dish as “chicken cacciatore” or hunter’s style chicken. But in Italy, the recipe is named “cacciatora” to honor the hunter’s wife, who traditionally cooked it […]

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