WELCOME TO MANGIA BENE PASTA
Your place for traditional Italian recipes
Just about everything tastes better grilled; and you can use your charcoal, gas or indoor grill for more than just burgers and chicken. If you’re looking for something lighter, healthier and tastier than typical grilled fare, then think about cooking up a salad on the grill.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
A FAVORITE ITALIAN GAME
Bocce is a mix of bowling, croquet, and shuffleboard. It's a great game for players of all ages. Score points by tossing your ball closest to the small target ball, or jack. But watch out, the other team may try to knock away your ball.
Stuffed zucchini blossoms make a delicious and unique appetizer.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE
Found especially off the gulf coast of Mexico and from the colder waters of Chesapeake Bay, soft shell crabs appear in US markets from April through September.
Tortoni is an Italian frozen cream dessert usually flavored with a liqueur and topped with almonds and maraschino cherries.
Garganelli (gar-ga-nel-lee) are a hand-rolled tubular pasta that are formed by rolling a small square of dough on a small ridged wooden board called a pettine (comb) with a miniature rolling pin.