Crostata di Ricotta & Viscioli – Ricotta & Sour Cherry Tart
Each time we visit Rome, one of our last stops before the airport is Boccione, the kosher bakery on the Via del Portico d’ Octavia in the heart of Rome’s Ghetto. Taking home some of their Pizza Ebraica or Jewish Pizza is a must; a burnt cookie slab of sorts filled with almonds & candied fruit. The tiny Boccione is one of the ghetto’s historic sights, dating back to 1815, continuously run by the Limentani Family. Grazilla, the family matriarch runs the shop with the help of her granddaughters and niece.
Almond Cookies with Cherry Preserves – Biscotti di Ceglie
A love of history is actually what provided the initial spark for my culinary persuits. Being an avid reader as a child, I devoured everything from the World Book Encyclopedia to the Time Life Series of Cookbooks. That collection of international guides to the food culture of far away places transported me to foreign lands…
Gnocchi alla Romana – Roman Style Semolina Gnocchi
Gnocchi represents a spectrum of dumpling stye dishes depending upon where you are in Italy, an unpretentious dish traditionally considered part of the pasta course. Gnocchi alla Romana is perhaps less recognized than what many Italians identify with, that being the more well know Potato Gnocchi. Historically, the word gnocchi is said to be derived…
Chickpea & Pumpkin Soup – Zuppa di Ceci & Zucca
A hearty bowl of soup warms the soul at this time of year. Deep in color, rich in flavor and so satisfying Zuppa di Ceci & Zucca is just what your Momma ordered on those chilly evenings. Made with humble ingredients Chickpea & Pumpkin Soup typifies the simplicity of the Italian table while providing sustenance…
Chiara’s Pear Torte – La Torta di Pere della Chiara
The fruit of fall is a welcome sign that the air will soon be brisk as the seasons changes. A new crop of freshly picked apples and pears begin to appear at the markets, begging to be brought home, My weakness for pears always has me searching for new ways to feature this majestic specimen….
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