Category Archives: Meat, Fish and Legumes

Pollo alle olive

This weekend in July has been unusual on two fronts.  First, we’re home with almost nothing on our schedules.  Second, the weather has turned unseasonably cool and crisp – jeans and sweaters weather, reminiscent of fall.  This combination of factors … Continue reading

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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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Baccalà con patate

Here’s a bit of trivia for you – Italy is second among nations in the consumption of baccalà.  What is baccalà, you might ask? Baccalà is merluzzo, or cod, which has been salt-dried, and is later rehydrated, cooked and consumed.  … Continue reading

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Faggiano con i funghi

We’re not hunters.  We don’t begrudge those who are.  We simply did not grow up hunting, and it really doesn’t fit into the urban lifestyle we live now.  Nonetheless, we’re quick to accept when a friend of acquaintance offers to … Continue reading

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Sunday dinner: spaghetti alla chitarra con sugo d’agnello e costolette d’agnello alla griglia

Despite ourselves, the fast pace of American life has swept us into its whirlwind.  We have tried to shield ourselves from it, mainly by honoring mealtime and cooking the food we know and love.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult, though.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fave e Pecorino

We’ve been nostalgic for Rome lately.  Perhaps its recent birthday has gotten us thinking about it.  Or, maybe it’s been on our minds because we’re planning a visit this July and are eager to see friends and family, and to … Continue reading

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Pesce spada al cartoccio

Some Due Spaghetti followers try each of our recipes diligently.  They email questions about ingredients, quantities, and procedures.  They tell us about memories they have of eating those same foods, and sometimes they share their family’s version of them with … Continue reading

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Pollo alla cacciatora

Pollo alla cacciatora, a.k.a. chicken cacciatore, is perhaps one of the most commonly mistreated Italian dishes outside of Italy. Once, while visiting the States when we still lived in Italy, Stefano saw “Chicken Cacciatore” on the menu of a restaurant.  … Continue reading

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Calamari con piselli

Thank goodness for seafood! With the holidays behind us, it’s time to lighten up, eat healthier and drop the pounds we probably added over the last month or two.  But, it’s still cold outside, the days are short and Sunday … Continue reading

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Pasta e ceci

Tonight we needed comfort food. Since the fire there have been a few too many unknowns, some surprises, and a disappointment or two.  Last night we packed up everything in our hotel room and loaded it into our cars, and … Continue reading

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