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You can fill ravioli with any number of combinations of ingredients; meat, cheese, vegetables. We're providing you with a variety of ravioli filling ideas, but be creative and try adding some of your own favorite flavors.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
Quaresimali are a specialty of the Lenten season because they are supposed
to be so hard they are a penance to eat .. but they really are delicious.
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Scungilli (conch) has a pleasant briny flavor and a dense meaty texture. It can usually be purchased frozen or in cans. This recipe uses canned scungilli.
Pan di ramerino ("rosemary bread") are Tuscan sweet buns. Very similar to hot-cross buns, they are traditionally eaten on Giovedi’ Santo, Maundy or Holy Thursday (the day before Good Friday).
A classic Italian lasagna layered with ground beef, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese, and baked with a traditional tomato sauce.