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Nonna’s Meatball Recipe

My grandmother was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922 after both her parents immigrated from Italy. Meatballs are a staple meal in most families and even more so in any Italian/American household. Every family has their own rendition, secret ingredient or 'best ever' meatball recipe. Some add milk to the breadcrumbs or ricotta to the mince for extra moisture. Some bake them, others fry them or...
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How to Cook Carbonara Like a Roman

They say ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’…but when it comes to carbonara, you should always cook it as the Romans do. No matter what city you’re in. Carbonara has been interpreted and arguably misinterpreted by pasta lovers around the world. Some use cream, garlic or onion and others use more butter than anyone should consume in a month. However, none of these ingredients belong in a...
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Calabrian Anchovy Spaghetti

This Calabrian anchovy pasta made with lemon zest and bread crumbs is a simple recipe inspired by a dish that was cooked for me by a close friend when living in Reggio Calabria. At the toe of the Italian boot, the region’s cuisine is not celebrated in mainstream media and cookbooks as often as Tuscan or Sardinian cuisine. However, Calabrian cooking is abundant with fresh seafood in the coastal...
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Rhubarb, Orange & Olive Oil Cake

When afternoon hunger strikes between lunch and dinner, indulge in a piece of this wholesome cake. In Italy, afternoon tea or la merenda is the perfect time to enjoy something sweet like yoghurt, frusta, biscotti or a slice of crostata or torta. This rhubarb cake recipe is my solution to a healthier option that satisfies the sweet cravings. I always opt for organic ingredients where possible,...