Monthly Archives: March 2013

Costolette di abbacchio alla scottadito

Easter food is so good that we’ve been celebrating all week long! The subject of tonight’s meal, costolette di abbacchio alla scottadito, is a storied Roman dish that is savored on Pasqua or Pasquetta, and throughout the year. But before … Continue reading

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Torta Pasqualina

Pasqua con i tuoi, Pasquetta con chi vuoi. Easter, the saying goes, should be spent with family.  Traditions abound at Easter time in Italy, and of course many of them revolve around food.  Easter breakfast at Stefano’s house is always … Continue reading

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Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino; and a variation on the theme

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino is an Italian classic.  When someone says, “Facciamo due spaghetti,” or in Roman dialect “Famose du’ spaghetti” more often than not he or she intends spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino – spaghetti cooked al dente … Continue reading

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