That's the traditional Italian way. And traditional Italian recipes are based on fresh, quality ingredients from the region from which it’s being prepared. That is exactly what you'll find here. we as a family experienced. When we had guests for dinner it would begin at 3pm and we all laughed, talked and eat our way through the day and well into the evening. Only the best olive oil and Italian cheeses. Only the ripest and sweetest San Marzano tomatoes are used to bring bursts of flavor to your tomato sauce recipes. That is rule number one! My canned tomato comparison can help you choose a brand that will make your tomato sauce recipe go from good to fabuloso!
Making a homemade pasta recipe is a birth right. I'll show you how to make a basic pasta dough with step by step instructions and pictures. A fresh basil or a spinach pasta can add great color and amazing flavor to any one of your pasta recipes. Once you've tried it you'll see how easy it is and what a difference fresh food makes. As any Italian will say, Pasta is fundamental!Even if you use dried pasta I'll show you which different types of pasta or brands are the best as well as how easy cooking pasta perfectly is. You'll have al dente (to the tooth) pasta every time!
Also hidden in this treasure box of Italian pasta recipes is the original Alfredo sauce recipe made from Alfredo himself.Did you know there really was a man named Alfredo? He lived in Rome and this pasta dish was inspired by his love for his wife. Read all about him in the history of pasta along with other interesting facts about pasta!
For instance what is the real story behind pasta puttanesca? There's many an old Italian wives tale about how this salty, bold mixture of flavors got it's name.
Holy Macaroni what's a Gnocchi? Did you know that there are over FOUR HUNDRED shapes of pasta? You can see many of them here with names, pictures and even a few pasta recipe ideas for each type of pasta.
From easy Lasagna recipes to heart and belly warming Italian soup recipes I share the best of them all right here. All made with love by Italians.