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Japher
12-09-2006, 19:36:07
I love Italian Food
Mostly the Pizza and Past, of course, seeing as I am American and that is all we associate with Italians...
Bruchette too
and garlic

Sometime I can go for Chicken Picatta, but capers give me gas that it so bad that it can actually peel paint off the walls.

Cruddy
12-09-2006, 20:03:50
Pollo ala Romano for that authentic baked in clay taste.

Yum!

MoSe
13-09-2006, 09:14:44
Pasta
Bruschette
Piccata (?)
Pollo alla Romana (with peperoni, in a pan, nothing about baking in clay)

Oerdin
13-09-2006, 09:20:58
A good pesto on just about any type of pasta is hard to beat.

MoSe
13-09-2006, 09:37:13
I even use it as ingredient, rather than as standalone dressing.

I know it's an heresy, but I like to cook pasta with mackerel, AND Pesto
Or pasta with chickpeas, AND Pesto.
Or even both.

It's seldom found, but the original pesto recipe from Liguria includes potatoes and fagiolini (thin green whole beans, how do you call them)

Oerdin
13-09-2006, 09:40:12
Pasta with sardines is actually pretty good. Just bone the sardines and add them in; they just add a slightly salty flavor along with a nice meaty texture.

MoSe
13-09-2006, 09:51:26
yum, and there's a sicilian version with sarde (= bigger sardines, sard-ina is the diminutive of sarda indeed), which is much more elaborate.

it's actually a cornerstone of sicilian cooking, and it involves saffron, raisins, fennel, pine coneseeds (?), I made it sometimes with some effort and some success

MoSe
13-09-2006, 09:54:36
Originally posted by MoSe
It's seldom found, but the original pesto recipe from Liguria includes potatoes and fagiolini (thin green whole beans, how do you call them)

http://www.italiaplease.com/eng/megazine/sugar/2002/02/pesto/index.html

page bottom:
"For a really filling meal or extra-ravenous appetites add boiled sliced potatoes and green beans to the sauce"
:)

Oerdin
13-09-2006, 10:00:17
I've gotten into gnocchi lately too. Great stuff.

Saras
13-09-2006, 10:30:12
I found unknown risotto skillz in me.

Tizzy
13-09-2006, 10:32:06
I have no risotto skillz.

Fistandantilus
13-09-2006, 10:39:08
Well but Funko does, right?

Mr. Bas
13-09-2006, 10:45:30
Hmmm. Gnocchi. Good stuff indeed!

Nills Lagerbaak
13-09-2006, 10:48:31
Yeah, but tastes better with hungarian gulash!

Funko
13-09-2006, 10:50:15
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
Well but Funko does, right?

I haven't made many... and I could do with more practice.