S. Cristina Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo

Click here to view this tasty recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This traditional Italian Christmas soup will warm up any kitchen this holiday season. Tortellini in brodo has been prepared for generations across Italia and America… and it’s a delicious favorite of celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Mario Batali. In the city of Modena,Continue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera

Click here to view this Italian staple recipe on the Santa Cristina site. This classic and extremely delectable pasta dish is a traditional preparation originating in eastern Sicily. It is a staple recipe that would be found in any true Italian household’s cookbook. Simplicity at its finest, Spaghetti Carrettiera is a quick dish that canContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Spaghetti Carrettiera”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Ossobuco (veal shank)

Click here to view this mouthwatering recipe on the Santa Cristina site. The delicious Ossobuco (veal shank) is a trademark dish in every traditional Italian kitchen and restaurant. Though the recipe itself varies throughout Italy, this particular delectable preparation is more associated with Northern Italian roots – Ossobuco alla Milanese (a quintessential recipe of MilaneseContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Ossobuco (veal shank)”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Mezze Maniche with Duck Sauce

Click here to view the full delectable recipe on the Santa Cristina site. If you’re in the mood for a delicious, bountiful pasta dish to serve on a crisp autumn evening, mezze maniche with duck sauce is a prime preparation. The thick mezze maniche pasta itself is similar to rigatoni (in its short and wideContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Mezze Maniche with Duck Sauce”

S. Cristina Cookbook: Braciola Rifatta (beef recooked)

Click here to view this scrumptious recipe/preparation on the Santa Cristina site. Braciola rifatta is an absolutely perfect traditional Italian dish to prepare for the family this time of year. It is a mouthwatering Tuscan specialty, which simply means “recooked” breaded veal. This classic meal is extremely popular throughout the Tuscan culture, and also aContinue reading “S. Cristina Cookbook: Braciola Rifatta (beef recooked)”

Crespelle Alla Fiorentina

For this week in my Italian Cooking class, I learned how to make Crespelle Alla Fiorentina, which means “Crepes Florentine Style.”  We prepared everything from scratch, starting with the bare ingredients and extremely hungry appetites. The crepe filling consisted of delicious sautéed spinach, ricotta, salt, pepper, nutmeg, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, garlic and olive oil.  The plainContinue reading “Crespelle Alla Fiorentina”