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Your place for traditional Italian recipes
 
Italian Easter Recipes include pizza chena, lamb, Bolognese rice cake, fiadone, ricotta pie, Easter dove bread (colomba), pardulas, wheat berry cake (pastiera), lamb cake, torta pasqualina, egg dolls, casatiello, an Easter egg bread, and an Italian Easter brunch.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
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The word frittata, which derives from the Italian verb friggere, or “to fry,” implies the simplicity of cucina povera-the humble cuisine of Italy.
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Quaresimali Toscana
QUARESIMALI - ITALIAN COOKIES FOR LENT
Quaresimali are a specialty of the Lenten season because they are supposed to be so hard they are a penance to eat.  Somewhere along the way though, they became a lot more flavorful.   Here are three Quaresimali recipes from different regions of Italy.
Easter Egg Bread
Pan di Ramerino - Tuscan Rosemary and Raisin Buns
PAN DI RAMERINO
Pan di Ramerino are Tuscan sweet buns made with bread dough, olive oil, raisins, and rosemary.  Very similar to hot-cross buns, they are traditionally eaten on Holy Thursday (the day before Good Friday).
Tuscan Lamb Shank over Cannellini Beans
TUSCAN LAMB SHANKS
Lamb shanks that are fall-off-the-bone tender are served with cannellini beans for a delicious, hearty Tuscan meal