This, the most simple of all healthy Italian snacks, is great for a midnight snack, after school, or any time at all! In fact, down through the years it has been a standard go-to for moms preparing the after school snack. Especially before the advent of unhealthy junk food!
Before leaving for the mission field, we (obviously) had to pare our belongings down a great deal. But I brought along three things which I considered absolutely essential. A medical book and what I call my hard-times cook books.
Eggs in Purgatory is a delicious down-home Italian recipe from the Naples area. The strange name originates from the Catholic tradition of purgatory where souls remain suspended between heaven and hell. The idea being that the eggs represent souls and the red sauce the red hot flames of purgatory.
This delicious pasta sauce is almost a symbol of Genoa, the Ligurian city where it originated. Simple and with few ingredients, it makes an excellent condiment for the warm weather months. And it’s not limited to just pasta. Try it on chicken, meat, cooked fresh green beans, a tomato salad, or as a risotto. AndContinue reading “Pesto Sauce alla Genovese”
This delicious Italian favorite originated in the Appenine hills of the Lazio area, and is thought to have been a staple dish for shepherds, as the ingredients were easy to transport or procure. The name comes from “carbonaro” which means coal miner, because of the plentiful black pepper used to season it.