Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) Recipe

I love clams, especially the tiny fresh little clams we get here, fished out of the Adriatic. Spaghetti alle Vongole is a dish that originates in the Naples area, the area where Italian spaghetti originate from!

This dish is simplicity itself and certainly fits my weekday meal mantra DENS – delicious, economical, nutritious and speedy [...]

Polenta Pizza with Garlicky Broccoli Rape

It’s the end of winter (we hope!) and the garden is still full of various winter vegetables.

I love bitter vegetables, including broccoli rape which is called various things here in Italy: broccoletti, cima di rape and friarielli. It’s interesting to me that so many winter vegetables are bitter; I wonder if we need just [...]

Roast Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Roast Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic, a perfect side dish for just about anything.

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