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Sanremo Menus

Sanremo is the annual music festival in Italy. You can read a history of it here. Some Americans have called it “Italy’s American Idol”. Sacrilege! Don’t ever say that to your Italian friends! The Sanremo Festival is a festival of song and rewards the best
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Lisa’s Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is rustic Italian cooking at its most satisfying. Any extra sauce can be frozen and used another day. It’s one of those secondi that Lisa loves because it brings back memories of being with her children in the Tuscan countryside, watching Italian hunters
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Lisa’s Ricotta Pudding

This rich, creamy pudding is very simple and quick to make. It tastes superb topped with fresh red fruit such as strawberries, cherries, or raspberries that have been sprinkled with a liqueur or a high-quality balsamic vinegar. In fact, this would be a good time to use an aged
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Lisa’s Italian Pot Roast with Barolo

When it’s snowing out, and chilly, we all need our comfort food! For Lisa’s family, potroast is one of those go-to comfort staples of Sunday Dinner. And, for Lisa, ever since her children were little, it’s an easy recipe: place everything in a crockpot, forget
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Grandma Caponigri’s Three Meat Neapolitan Sauce

Lisa’s paternal grandmother, Lucia Caponigri, was born in the isolated, mountainous region of Basilicata in southern Italy. There she perfected her recipe for ragu before leaving her village with Lisa’s grandfather for a life in America. Lucia and Nicola Caponigri settled in
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Lisa’s Pastina in Brodo

There are a few well known tropes that go along with not feeling well if you are Italian. The first is the celebrated (or dreaded, depending on how you feel about this tradition!) camomilla– chamomile tea. The second is Pastina in Brodo– basically small pasta in
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Lisa’s Winter Minestrone

Lisa’s Winter Minestrone is a very hearty and satisfying soup- a meal in a bowl! With healthy ingredients, including cannellini beans and Swiss Chard, this soup also freezes beautifully. It’s a great soup to make during the holidays when you have many people coming
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Lisa’s Boscaiola Sauce

Boscaiola sauce is very typical in the Chianti region of Tuscany. While typically an autumn dish, it’s also great to serve during the holiday season in the United States! Boscaiola sauce contains a variety of mushrooms, which, when paired with the tomato and cream sauce,
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Lisa’s Chicken Aglio e Olio

If you love spaghetti aglio e olio, you will love this dish, full of garlic and spiked with a generous sprinkling of hot pepper flakes. Lisa first made this recipe for her children as a way to use extra sauce left over from spaghetti aglio e olio. As every good Italian mother
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Lisa’s 20 minute Bolognese Sauce: A Quick Answer to What’s for Sunday Dinner?

We’ve all been there- it’s Sunday, you (and your family and friends!) are hungry. But because you’ve been racing around all day, you haven’t had time to make anything, let alone a meat sauce that everyone craves and would love. The answer? Lisa’s 20
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