Sorrentina SauceBy Alyssa SaltzmanGnocchi alla sorrentina (sorrento style) are baked potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.Sautéed ZucchiniBy Alyssa SaltzmanZucchini are very popular in Italy, and sautéing them with onions is a very common way to enjoy this vegetable.Sautéed SpinachBy Alyssa Saltzman"When I first came to America in 1984, I was very surprised to hear that children, and people in general, hated spinach. Why? How can you hate something this good? Then I tried the spinach the way people and restaurants prepared them. No wonder kids hate them. Try this recipe. It will change your mind about spinach."
- PaolaSautéed Porcini with Frascati WineBy Alyssa SaltzmanPorcini mushrooms have a nutty, smoky flavor. They are very popular in central Italy and are found in many dishes. Sautéed Bell PeppersBy Alyssa SaltzmanSauteed peppers, onions, and tomatoes are a perfect side dish.Saltimboca alla RomanaBy Alyssa SaltzmanSaltimbocca is an Italian dish made of veal lined or wrapped with prosciutto and sage.Pancetta Wrapped PineappleBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis pancetta wrapped pineapple is the perfect summer snack or appetizer.Farro Salad with Grilled VegetablesBy Alyssa SaltzmanFarro (Spelt) Salad is a very popular dish in Italy, especially in the summer. There are countless ways to make it, to the point that no two recipes will be the same. This is one that Paola made one day on the fly, off the top of her head. But she knocked it out of the park, so we couldn't help but share.Egg Leek SoupBy Alyssa Saltzman"When we were children, we used to visit the farmers that managed our land. The wife, Anna, was a wonderful cook and always prepared special dishes for us. This particular one is one of my fondest memories of winter meals on the farm. Now is it one of those things I make when I really want something quick, warm and light."
- PaolaCream of Artichoke SauceBy Alyssa Saltzman"When I was growing up in a small town in Italy in the 70s you could not find frozen artichokes. I can't begin to tell you how much I hated to clean the fresh artichokes. But that was my job and I sure enjoyed eating the pasta!"