Brasato al BaroloBy Alyssa SaltzmanBrasato al Barolo meaning "braised in Barolo" is a classic dish from Piedmont using slow cooking to refine the flavors of the wine in the meat.Veal Roast Stuffed with Ricotta, Pancetta and SpinachBy Alyssa SaltzmanStuffed Veal Breast is a traditional dish of the Northern Italian cuisine. Italians usually cook this tasty stuffed meat on Sunday or during the holidays.Tagliatelle with Fresh Vegetable SauceBy Alyssa SaltzmanHomemade pasta tagliatelle topped with fresh vegetable sauceStuffed Tomatoes with TunaBy Alyssa SaltzmanTomatoes stuffed with a tuna saladPolenta with Sausage and Short RibsBy Alyssa Saltzman"Another example of my family's northern connections. Polenta was typically a poor man's dish in northern Italy. After my father was stationed in Bolzano (near Austria) during the war, he always asked my mother to make it at home. It became one of our favorite dishes. There are hundreds of ways to make it, but this one was always our favorite"
-PaolaChocolate SalamiBy Alyssa SaltzmanChocolate Salami, although sounds like a meat, is simply chocolate in the shape of a salami with cookies and hazelnuts inside. This is a recipe from the Piedmont region of Italy. Beef Braised in Barolo WineBy Alyssa SaltzmanBarolo wine is a rich and popular wine from Northern Italy. Braising the beef with this wine sauce adds a complexity to the dish that you can't get with other wines. TiramisuBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis recipe will surely be your favorite tiramisu. There is no alcohol in this recipe, so it is kid friendly, and we even added some chocolate chips, for an extra layer of texture.Lesso (Bollito)By Alyssa SaltzmanWhen one thinks of "Comfort Food" in Central and Northern Italy, "Lesso" (also known as Bollito) is high on the list. It is warm, light, and incredibly healthy. It could be best compared in terms of comfort to how we see chicken soup -- Not feeling well? Have some Lesso. Want to keep it light? Have some Lesso. But it is Italian, so it can be so much more. It can be light and healthy, or rich and delicious... it all depends on how you serve it.