Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Joseph's Day Special

-Recipe's From Saveur

I've been cooking myself more and more Italian meals lately especially on nights when I need something simple. So in honor of the feast of St. Joesph I have a feasts worth of outstanding Italian favorites that all came from the great Saveur magazine. Needless to say they were all excellent dinners.

Chicken Cacciatore

"America knows this Italian favorite as chicken cacciatore (hunter's-style), but it's really alla cacciatora, named in honor of the hunter's wife—who, all over northern Italy, might traditionally cook the dish on the eve of the hunt as fuel for the chase."

Click HERE for the recipe.

Spaghetti Carbonara

"To make this dish the traditional Roman way, mix the cheese, eggs, pepper, and pork in a bowl to create a thick sauce before tossing it with the pasta. This recipe appeared in “Eternal Pleasures,” author Anya von Bremzen's tribute to classic Roman dishes"

Click HERE for recipe.

Sunday Red Gravy over Handmade Gnocchi

"The Campo family has made this "gravy", a meaty tomato sauce, for generations. Mr. Campo learned the recipe from his mother, Dominica "Minnie" Campo, who he suspects intentionally left out an ingredient. His never tasted as sublime as hers until he figured out the secret: lamb chops. The Campos enrich the gravy with a variety of meats: links of hot Italian sausage, slender baby back ribs, hearty pork neck bones, and thin-cut lamb shoulder chops. Before adding it to the sauce, be sure to roast all the meat until it's completely caramelized; the sauce will taste richer. If you'd like to cook meatballs with the gravy, add them at least 20 minutes but no longer than two hours in advance of serving."

Click HERE for recipe.

Happy Feasting.

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