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There are 30 Italian Recipe recipes on the blog briciole. (43 on all the blogs)

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Strascinati rigati (pasta fatta a mano) / ridged strascinati (handmade pasta) Strascinati rigati (pasta fatta a mano) / ridged strascinati (handmade pasta) By briciole 10/31/14 16:21 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] variation on a theme of ridges I am not yet done playing with my bamboo sushi rolling mat and pasta dough. Here's my latest creation: a traditional shape (strascinati, which I have already presented...
Cappellacci dei briganti / brigands' hats Cappellacci dei briganti / brigands' hats By briciole 04/14/13 16:48 The hats are made of pasta dough! You look at the image and you want some, right? That's what happened to me: I read about cappellacci dei briganti in the "Encyclopedia of Pasta" by Oretta Zanini De Vita and I immediately made a batch. The word cappellaccio...
Strascinati alla semola tostata / toasted semolina flour strascinati Strascinati alla semola tostata / toasted semolina flour strascinati By briciole 03/18/13 00:51 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] dressed with purple sprouting broccoli Imagine a pasta that smells like toasted hazelnuts (nocciole tostate). It's not a dream, but the result of my experiments following my experience with farina...
Orecchiette di grano arso coi broccoli / burnt wheat orecchiette with broccoli Orecchiette di grano arso coi broccoli / burnt wheat orecchiette with broccoli By briciole 03/07/13 21:16 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a study in contrast Farina di grano arso is gray and gray are the orecchiette made with it. I have talked about this special flour and how to use it to make pasta in a recent post. I made orecchiette...
Orecchiette di grano arso / burnt wheat orecchiette Orecchiette di grano arso / burnt wheat orecchiette By briciole 02/24/13 22:19 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] pretty in monochrome Le fate esistono. Fairies exist. Here is how I know. Last October, shortly before going to Italy to visit my family, I learned about a special flour from Puglia (Apulia) called...
Risotto al gorgonzola / risotto with gorgonzola cheese Risotto al gorgonzola / risotto with gorgonzola cheese By briciole 12/29/12 17:04 White beauty Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the jewels of that treasure called Italy. It is famous around the world and rightly so. I cannot think of a stretch of it that is not worth visiting and no matter from which direction you approach it, you'll...
Risotto al gorgonzola / risotto with gorgonzola cheese Risotto al gorgonzola / risotto with gorgonzola cheese By briciole 12/24/12 19:33 White beauty Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the jewels of that treasure called Italy. It is famous around the world and rightly so. I cannot think of a stretch of it that is not worth visiting and no matter from which direction you approach it, you'll...
Insalata di arance / orange salad Insalata di arance / orange salad By briciole 12/14/12 17:30 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] simple and refreshing The menu of Christmas Eve's dinner with my family in Italy included, besides spaghetti col tonno, a simple, palate-refreshing orange salad. As was the case with the spaghetti,...
Zimino di fagioli / bean, mushroom and chard soup Zimino di fagioli / bean, mushroom and chard soup By briciole 11/28/12 16:55 Comfort food for rough days For the current edition of Cook the Books, we are reading Heartburn by Nora Ephron (1983). I had heard about the book, so I was glad to see it on the Club's list. The writing is witty and engaging, and as a reader, you really...
Strascinati alla farina di castagne / chestnut flour strascinati Strascinati alla farina di castagne / chestnut flour strascinati By briciole 11/25/12 19:36 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a really pretty pasta dish Your eyes are not deceiving you, the handmade pasta in the photo is brown. It owes its unusual color to chestnut flour, which, however, when in its natural state, is off-white....
Strozzapreti / handmade strozzapreti Strozzapreti / handmade strozzapreti By briciole 11/15/12 16:52 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] the moment of truth Our tour of the 20 regions of Italy organized by Trattoria MuVarA is coming to an end. It feels like yesterday that we started from Aosta Valley. Then, every two weeks, we have...
Zuppa di castagne, fagioli e patate / chestnut, bean and potato soup Zuppa di castagne, fagioli e patate / chestnut, bean and potato soup By briciole 11/09/12 00:12 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] portrait of a soup The smell of roasted chestnuts (caldarroste) more than anything else means autumn (autunno) to me. Every year, my mother would buy a large case of chestnuts from someone in Casperia,...
Trofiette / handmade trofiette Trofiette / handmade trofiette By briciole 11/01/12 23:10 Trofiette with tomato sauce Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brûlée is an appealing title for an interesting book (see giveaway rules ahead) in which the author, Thomas J. Craughwell, tells the story of Jefferson's sojourn in Paris, from 1784 to 1789. Jefferson...
Cavolfiore alla fanese / cauliflower salad with olives, capers and anchovies Cavolfiore alla fanese / cauliflower salad with olives, capers and anchovies By briciole 10/21/12 17:38 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] the original dish (i.e., sans avocado) Our tour of the 20 regions of Italy organized by Trattoria MuVarA brings us to Marche, a region neighboring my native Umbria. I know Marche a bit because, besides...
Frico con patate / frico with potatoes Frico con patate / frico with potatoes By briciole 10/18/12 15:28 Three years ago, I read my first Pepe Carvalho novel, Tattoo. It inspired me to make caldeirada (traditional Portuguese fish stew), as recounted in this post. I arrived at Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939-2003), Carvalho's creator, through the Montalbano...
Jota / bean, sauerkraut and potato soup Jota / bean, sauerkraut and potato soup By briciole 10/07/12 18:46 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] jota is a traditional soup from Trieste Region after region, via a representative city for each one, in our Abbecedario culinario d'Italia (Italian Culinary ABC) tour, we have reached the northeastern...
Caponata di melanzane / eggplant caponata Caponata di melanzane / eggplant caponata By briciole 09/24/12 15:57 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] The Abbecedario culinario d'Italia (Italian Culinary ABC) invites us to visit Sicilia (Sicily), and this time I have some photos to share from a visit to Palermo (capital of the region) five years...
Gnocchetti sardi al sugo / Sardinian gnocchi with tomato sauce Gnocchetti sardi al sugo / Sardinian gnocchi with tomato sauce By briciole 08/26/12 21:24 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] malloreddus (Sardinian gnocchi) Another cool type of handmade pasta! You can tell I am having a lot of fun with my recent explorations of traditional Italian pasta shapes. As the Abbecedario culinario...
Orecchiette al sugo / orecchiette with tomato sauce Orecchiette al sugo / orecchiette with tomato sauce By briciole 07/27/12 19:48 [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a lovely pasta dish Making pasta by hand is sensual. First you knead the dough, hugging it with your fingers to pull it toward you, then digging the heels of your hands into it and pushing it away,...
Zucchine alla scapece leggere Zucchine alla scapece leggere By briciole 07/10/12 19:14 Light marinated zucchini with mint [cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] ready to marinate The aroma of fresh mint, a bit of vinegar kick, and a touch of garlic make this light dish of roasted zucchini just about perfect. The palate finds...
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