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Italian Appetisers

Cheese and potatoes: what could be better?

This simple recipe from Friuli Venezia Giulia is a delicious example of cucina povera, a humble cuisine that combines on-hand ingredients in genius ways. 

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.

Italian bread.

To really create the rustic nature of the dish serve the bread on a board or platter and let everyone tear off chunks of the bread.

This is a popular dish in Naples during the summer when zucchini is falling off the vine.

I usually stuff my peppers with a sausage & rice mixture, however, after trying peppers stuffed this way, I will never do them any other way.

This simple Eggplant Mozzarella Basil dish is a favorite in Sicily and Sardinia. It is similar to Parmesan but without the gravy and breading.

Garlic bread is one of the simplest yet most essential of all the Italian appetizers.

This Sicilian appetizer is stuffed with cheese and meat and coated with a light crispy batter.

These potatoes are beloved by children and adults alike, and they are very easy to make.