Pasta Rules!

I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something wrong with me!  Here’s why… An article I was recently reading in a local magazine included a photo not unlike this one, minus the basil leaf, of white spaghetti topped with a huge dollop of tomato sauce. And as soon as I saw it I had a visceral … Continue reading Pasta Rules!

Italian Veal Stew With Rosemary

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This very tasty spezzatino (stew) is from the north east area of Italy. It’s quite simple to prepare and is braised in the oven. Traditionally it’s served with polenta. ** I have served the stew as a second course, preceeded by a pasta first course but it … Continue reading Italian Veal Stew With Rosemary

Saltimbocca alla Romana

Not necessarily just for spring but when the new sage comes out, why not?  Checchino dal 1887 Trattoria in Rome has this on their menu.  Having tried a number of Saltimbocca recipes, I find this one to be really simple and have rated it to be the best Saltimbocca I have made so far! Makes 4 Servings 8 … Continue reading Saltimbocca alla Romana

Polenta With Fontina And Thyme

I made this polenta the first time on a rainy November night and served it alongside braised lamb shanks. It was the absolute perfect thing to accompany the lamb. But, don’t hesitate to serve with steak, chicken or pork. How about grilled Italian sausages or Italian sausages braised with bell peppers, onions & tomato sauce? Go … Continue reading Polenta With Fontina And Thyme