Polenta 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"
-PaolaCanederli Dumplings with Taleggio SauceBy Alyssa SaltzmanCanederli are bread dumplings found in the north east of Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli, and part of the Veneto area. They are similar to the German and Austrian "knodel" or the Jewish "Matzoh ball". 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.