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Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca is a traditional Italian dish that’s modified using chicken instead of veal. The word saltimbocca means “jumps in mouth”, and the truth is that is really does! This recipe is true to the traditional saltimbocca, only modified a bit for spices that go better with chicken versus veal. Print Recipe Chicken Saltimbocca Make sure the cutlets are uniformly shaped by removing any ragged… Read More

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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi is a classic dish in America that’s based on an Italian tradition of cooking Scampi, which are tiny crustaceans that look a bit like small lobsters. In Italy, the tradition has been to cook them with olive oil, garlic, onion, and white wine. Simple, right? The classic Italian-American translation is similar, although the naming is a bit different. Having taken a traditional… Read More

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo sounds like a truly authentic Italian dish, but it isn’t. In reality the brainchild of Italian immigrants who had come to America, this dish’s past is speculative at best, but is most commonly connected to early 20th century New York. Italian for “Devil monk”, Fra Diavolo is a very spicy sauce typically made for a pasta and seafood combination of any… Read More

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini is an American dish, allegedly created in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, where at the time Italian opera star Luisa Tetrazzini was a resident. It was incredibly popular in the mid-20th century as a hearty family dish that could be made at home. While not complicated, it does involve quite a few ingredients – including more than a dozen total. There’s… Read More

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Gnocchi di Patate

Traditional gnocchi is a simple, delicious Italian dish that can be done a million different ways – but the heart of the dish is consistently the same. Gnocchi can best be described as an Italian potato dumpling. The word gnocchi is believed to come from a Lombard word knohha, which means a type of knot – like that of a rope. While not natural to… Read More

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Steak and Ale Pie

Steak and Ale Pie is a traditional dish of what is today the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland. It’s a country dish, made by commoners in a time before technology, when using every ounce of what you had was absolutely necessary to feed a family. This hearty Steak and Ale Pie recipe is full of robust gravy, tender steak, light pastry and dark… Read More