This is another recipe sent to me by Dan Locaputo, and is it ever delicious.
If you are older than 40 you have probably heard the words by Dean Martin from That’s Amore when he melodiously sings “When the stars make you drool just like pasta fagioli, That's amore”. Well this is the soup he is singing about.
When I was a kid, my mother put salt on melon (cantaloupe). I tried it and acquired the taste. The idea seems strange to most, but I believe it gives a sweeter taste to the melon.
It is common for Italians to sit down to a large bowl of pasta for lunch or as a starter. For quick dinners or lunch, I enjoy mixing up various types of pasta dishes (I cannot make it long without a pasta fix).
I have been looking for a good recipe for Italian bread (baguette style). Recently, Dan Locaputo saw this website and offered his recipe. I got a chance to try his bread, and it is delicious.
You can make a meatball just about any size. I suggest experimenting, because the taste can vary with the size.
As you probably already know, spaghetti is a type of noodle and not something you get out of a Chef Boyardee can. So there are literally thousands of things you can do with spaghetti.
I have never liked vegetables – even more so when I was a kid. So I have had to invent ways to make them more palatable to my palate. Seems like I had green beans or peas growing up every night.
Timbale is a favorite in southern Italy and an easy dish to make once you have prepared the sauce and noodles.
San Marzano is a small town near Napoli (Naples), Italy. The plum tomatoes that come from this region are grown on the rich soils formed from the ash and lavas from Mount Vesuvius.
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