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Osso Buco Milanese

This is a perfect match when served with Risotto Milanese. And Osso Buco is actually at its best when made the day before. INGREDIENTS 4 veal shanks 1 cup beef broth 1 can (35 oz) plum tomatoes 1 ½…

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Passatelli – Passed Through!

Passatelli is an Italian type of pasta formed by mixing Parmesan cheese, eggs, nutmeg, flour and butter together to form a sort of dough. Passatelli can be served as a dry pasta with a variety of simple sauces and…

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The Perfect Piedmontese Boiled Beef

In the northern regions of Italy where my maternal ancestors are from and where my Mother was born, this dish is a favorite. Boiled beef is the basis of a common dish called Bollito Misto, in which you could…

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Sausage Paella – Paella Con Salsiccia

Rice dishes are common in Italy and Paella is very similar to Risotto. You will find some of the most delicious Paella in Venezia. INGREDIENTS ½ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic – minced 2 onions – chopped 3-4…

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Reuben Sandwich and Creamy Cole Slaw

There is nothing better than a good reuben sandwich! And Saturdays are good sandwich days! In New York, generations of immigrants from all over the world and their contribution to cooking have allowed New Yorkers to enjoy a myriad…

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Fava Bean Soup

When it’s cold outside this will warm your insides! INGREDIENTS 8 oz dry fava beans 9 oz swiss chard or kale 1 ½ oz pancetta or guanciale – diced 1 small white onion 2 slices stale crusty bread salt…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I have several gnocchi recipes in my new cookbook Basta Pasta, Ancora as well as some great desserts. INGREDIENTS 2 Lbs Potatoes – mixed 1 Lb Sweet and 1 Lb Russet 1 Egg 2 Cups All Purpose Flour Freshly…