Category Archives: Pizza and Bread

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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Crostini con prosciutto e mozzarella

Oooh, things have been busy!  We’re at full tilt with work, school, homework, kids’ activities, and now the holidays on top of it.  When life is moving this fast, it’s hard to find time, or energy for that matter, to … Continue reading

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Torta salata con pomodori, olive e ricotta salata

Cooking in summer is more fun than in any other season.  The flavors are explosive and intense, the days are longer so dinners are later, and everything is more relaxed. This weekend at the lake we cooked in our swimsuit … Continue reading

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Torta Rustica (Rustic Farmhouse Pie)

I’m not sure what made us crave a torta rustica this weekend.  Perhaps it was the dark and stormy week we’ve had that gave appeal to the scent of a savory pie baking in a warm oven.  Or, maybe the … Continue reading

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Pizza con le patate (Rosemary Potato Pizza)

A stop by our local panificio, where bread is made and sold, nearly always ended in a piece or two of pizza al taglio along with our loaf of bread. Rome is famous for its pizza al taglio, and there … Continue reading

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Pane Casareccio

On Saturdays in late fall at the end of a long day in the family’s olive groves, we brought our sacks of olives to the frantoio, where the oil was cold-pressed from the fruit’s  pit.  With dirt under our fingernails, … Continue reading

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Pizzette rustiche, the perfect party food

It’s the season of parties – graduation parties, children’s parties, block parties, and, as Stefano reminds me, his upcoming birthday party.  It’s not until September, but we are already planning for it since he is turning 40 and, he says, … Continue reading

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