There are foods where if you place them on the table, can really make a difference. One of these is My Mom’s Ragu. It is that typical Comfort Food, which with its fragrance and flavor, takes you back to the past, evoking images, sensations and memories. I don’t know if it’s Sicilian or it belongsRead more
Nonna caterina’s tagliatelle. Every summer after school ends, my husband and children spend a couple months in Sicily with their grandparents, cousins, and uncles/aunts and Italian friends. I join them for a few days, because my holidays are not enough to allow me to stay the full 2 months. My mother, very happy with their arrival, alwaysRead more
I know, I know, there are millions of recipes of Baked Pasta, anelletti, the traditional dish of Palermo. But I’m Sicilian and I really enjoy preparing food when I have my American friends at my house, I love preparing the typical dishes of Sicily. It is a way to share my origins with them. Then IRead more
“Pasta e fagioli” (Pasta Fazool) is a dish, as you know, which is part of the Italian culinary tradition. A first course with an unmistakable flavor that has its roots in the rural tradition. I will describe the recipe that my mother used to prepare for me, because we don’t have a “pasta e fagioli”Read more
The original Italian recipe of pasta alla carbonara is prepared with the guanciale (cured pork jowl), egg yolks (1 egg yolk for each diner), a whole egg, grated pecorino, preferably Roman PDO, salt and pepper.