Meatballs in Red Sauce

The focus of this blog is Italian food. I am less interested in Italian-American food, like chicken parmesan or baked ziti, than I am in traditional, regional Italian food. This recipe for meatballs and red sauce, however, is emphatically Italian-American, though my take on it is a little closer to my idea of Italian food … Continue reading Meatballs in Red Sauce

Pesto alla Trapanese

Pesto in the U.S. is the familiar and delicious blend of basil, cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil. In Italy, however, this sauce is called pesto alla genovese, hailing from the region of Liguria in Italy's northwest, along its riviera. Pesto alla genovese is just one of many regional variations of pesto, which is … Continue reading Pesto alla Trapanese

Pasta with a Red Pepper and Leek Cream Sauce

I can't take very much credit for this recipe as it is a close adaptation of this recipe from the excellent Italian cooking blog, Memorie di Angelina. My recipe swaps the onions for leeks and adds gorgonzola cheese. This dish makes good use of sweet peppers that are abundant in summer and despite its rich … Continue reading Pasta with a Red Pepper and Leek Cream Sauce