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Pasta Alla Norma (Sicilian Pasta)

Pasta Alla Norma   Sicilian Pasta         Ingredients 3 small eggplants (sliced into 1/3” half-moons) 1, ½ teaspoon kosher salt (divided) ¼ cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons (divided) 3 garlic cloves (peeled and smashed) ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 28-oz can...

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream

Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream   Grilling any fruit enhances its flavor by caramelizing the natural sugar.         Ingredients 1 Cup Heavy Cream 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 6 Ounces Mascarpone Cheese At Room Temperature PEACHES: 4...

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almonds

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Almonds   A Delectable Summer Treat         Ingredients 120 g 4.2 ounces butter, softened 200 g 7 ounces caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup lemon zest 4 eggs separated 240 g 8.5 ounces almond meal 300 g 10.6 ounces ricotta...

Pasta alla Zozzona

Pasta alla Zozzona   They don’t just eat pasta alla carbonara or gricia in Rome. Less famous than its “sisters,” but equally full of flavor and Roman tradition, pasta alla zozzona is one of the great classics of Roman cuisine. Actually it has nothing to do with...
St. Joseph’s Day Pasta

St. Joseph’s Day Pasta

This delicious dish is eaten year-round, but especially on March 19, the day Italians celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph.  The name comes from the main ingredient, the breadcrumbs, which are said to resemble the sawdust left behind after a carpenter’s workday. The...