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Lisa’s Amatriciana

Pasta all’Amatriciana is a delicious spicy tomato sauce with a twist: pancetta (smoky flavored bacon), crushed red pepper, and tomatoes. It is named for its place of origin, as are many pasta dishes in Italy. In this case it is the town of Amatrice, in the region of Lazio,
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Lisa’s Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

Da Giulio in Pelleria in Lucca, Italy is a small trattoria that Lisa’s daughter Felicia introduced her to one summer. One of Lisa’s favorite plates from the small town of Pescia is Pollo al Mattone or, Chicken with a Brick. Cooked on the grill with a brick on top, the
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Lisa’s Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma
In all of Italy, but especially in Sicily, eggplant is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. You never tire of this versatile vegetable because there are so many interesting ways to prepare it! Plus, for those vegetarians out there, eggplant can be a staple, like a meat! Pasta alla
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Lisa’s Pasta with Aglio e Olio

Craving spaghetti but eager to try something other than the classic butter and cheese or tomato sauce? When Lisa has this craving she turns to her pasta con aglio e olio– pasta with garlic and olive oil. A simple and delicious recipe, Lisa adds peperoncino for an added
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