Recipes

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April 14, 2021
Baked mussels is a classic dish that Nonna Romana has carried with her from her days in Mola di Bari, Puglia. Even when times were hard, mussels were always plentiful in the fishing village, so plentiful that you could practically go down to the beach and scoop up your own!

Baked Mussels

Baked Mussels Cozze con Battuto PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES • COOK TIME: 23 MINUTES • YIELD: 4 TO 6 SERVING Baked mussels is a classic dish […]
April 14, 2021
The eggplant, which is cooked "mushroom style" in a light tornato and basil sauce, has a buttery quality that melts in your mouth.

Mushroom Style-Eggplant

Mushroom Style-Eggplant Melanzane a Funghetti PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES • COOK TIME: 35 MINUTES • YIELD: 4 TO 6 SERVINGS I lead culinary tours in Italy, […]
April 13, 2021
This is quite possibly the most iconic recipe from the region of Puglia. The remarkable thing about it is how the broccoli rabe almost melts together with the pasta. This comes from the old Pugliese technique of boiling the pasta and vegetables together, and then sautéing them in garlic, oil, and anchovies.

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES • COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES • YIELD: 4 TO 6 SERVINGS This is […]
April 9, 2021
Spicy Pork Kebabs with Moorish Flavors

Zucchini Pancakes with Scallion and Herbs

Zucchini Pancakes with Scallion and Herbs We simply didn’t want to leave. The Kalkan Han, an exquisitely restored inn located in the little fishing village of […]
April 8, 2021
Pinchitos are heavily seasoned miniature meat kebabs grilled aver a charcoal-fired hibachi or brazier. The spice mixture is of North African and Middle Eastern influence but the use of pork is not. Pork consumption is forbidden by the Muslim religion. In Spain, pork is favored but in North Africa, beef and lamb predominate.

Spicy Pork Kebabs with Moorish Flavors

Spicy Pork Kebabs with Moorish Flavors Pinchitos are heavily seasoned miniature meat kebabs grilled aver a charcoal-fired hibachi or brazier. The spice mixture is of North […]
April 7, 2021
Tortilla, a one-inch-thick egg pie-like a flat French omelette or a round Italian frittata­ can be flavored with a variety of ingredients.

Caramelized Onion Omlette from Andalusia

Caramelized Onion Omlette from Andalusia Eggs are one of the most basic Spanish ingredi­ents. The tortilla, a one-inch-thick egg pie-like a flat French omelette or a […]
March 23, 2021
Vegans who have eaten my food know that my braised giant beans are worthy of even the pickiest of eaters.

Braised Giant Beans with Spinach (Gigantes Me Spanaki)

Braised Giant Beans with Spinach (Gigantes Me Spanaki) Makes 6 servings Vegans who have eaten my food know that my braised giant beans are worthy of […]
March 23, 2021
Many cultures have their version of lentil soup - what I love the most about mine is the simplicity of the soup.

Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Lentil Soup (Fakes) Makes 6 to 8 servings Many cultures have their version of lentil soup – what I love the most about mine is the […]
March 17, 2021
Many kind of fish are appropriate for this treatment, including tuna and swordfish. This dish could as easly be Greek as Italian.

Baked Fish with Capers and Olives

Baked Fish with Capers and Olives Makes 6 to 8 servings Many kind of fish are appropriate for this treatment, including tuna and swordfish. Or try […]