ZEPPOLE: St. Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs

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This four-layer cake is a unique twist on the Italian-American favorite but still has that traditional cannoli flavor.

Great served with a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet dessert wine, sbrisolona will win your favor with its crumbly texture and simple yet irresistible flavor.

During the Renaissance, the swamps near Milano were turned into rice paddies, and rice has played a starring role ever since.

One of my favorite Milanese dishes is Saffron Risotto.

Master the basic recipe for fresh pizza dough, and you can enjoy the delicious dish in the comfort of your own home anytime! 

Created in Napoli, this colorful recipe evokes southern Italy, from the briny taste of the characteristic capers and olives.

jam tart

Jam tarts are classic Italian desserts. Every home baker and her nonna has a favorite recipe, often incorporating homemade jam created with ripe fruit from the orto, or garden patch.

spaghetti with clams

In this classic iconic Neopolitan dish, briny clams, white wine, garlic, and peperoncino create a light yet intensely flavorful spaghetti sauce. 

The Tuscan answer to biscotti, these twice-baked almond cookies are extra crunchy. In Toscana, cantucci are traditionally dunked in Vin Santo, sweet dessert wine – but they are also perfect for dunking in coffee or tea.

This dish is pronounced broo-skeh-tah) and summer cooking skills in fifteen minutes or less with this satisfying antipasto. Basic bruschetta is as simple a dish as they come, made with a toasted slice of rustic, hardy bread rubbed with fresh garlic, fresh diced tomatoes, then drizzled with olive oil and dusted with salt and pepper.

Recreate these simple fritters, or add your own twist by incorporating your favorite flavors, such as raisins, lemon zest, candied citrus peel, vanilla, liqueur, and beyond.