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Fish, Recipes

Leftovers Tuna Patties

 

 This recipe is based loosely on the meatballs Andrea’s grandma used to make us in Italy from leftover boiled meat, eggs from the chickens, and stale bread. They were unlike anything I had every tried, warming and comforting with such an efficient use of leftovers which I greatly admired. They […]

Fish, Recipes

Cod with Mango

 

 I made this recipe during my stay in Edgewater, New Jersey. In the northeast of the US, cod is a widely used fish. I thought of making this recipe that responds well to the American taste of combining sweet and savory elements and which is particularly suitable for a summer […]

Appetizers, Recipes

Puff Pasty with Eggplant

 

 These puff pastries are suitable for a summer appetizer or even to offer friends an appetizer with a good, well-chilled prosecco. I often use this recipe in summer because it is fast and satisfies everyone. There is no need to add fat or salt because the scamorza (you can substitute […]

Pasta, Recipes

Sunday Pasticcio

 

 In my teens, Sunday lunch always began with pasticcio (a type of northern Italian lasagna made with béchamel and ragù). The preparation of the pasticcio was learned with my aunt watched the cook who was hired to prepare baptism lunches, confirmations, weddings and other special events. The preparation of the […]

Pasta, Pasta, Recipes

Cjalsons

 

 I tasted “cjalsons” for the first time in Tolmezzo in the 70s, in the restaurant of the most famous chef in Carnia, Gianni Cossetti. Their aroma thrilled me. Mixing sweet and savory flavors in a potato-based pasta wrapper is truly brilliant. This recipe comes from the imagination of the women […]

Appetizers, Recipes

Mini Towers of Smoked Trout

 

 Smoked salmon trout is a specialty of Friuli. Large trout farms are favored by the quantity of spring water and by investments in both research and quality control that the regional institutions have carried out over the years. This very easy recipe is very effective. Smoked salmon can also be […]