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Your place for traditional Italian recipes
Valentine's Day in Italy is known as La Festa Degli Innamorati
the day of lovers). Read more about Italian Valentine traditions and explore our recipes to create a special dinner for your Valentine.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
Rosettes are deep-fried cookies that are light and crisp with a delicate, lacy look. After they are fried, they are dusted liberally with confectioners' sugar.
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If you are a fan of actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci, you will enjoy his delightful memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.
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Italian rum cake is a traditional Italian dessert often purchased at an Italian bakery and served on birthdays or other special occasions.
It is a delicious four layer cake that is flavored with rum, filled with alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate (pasticciera) pastry
cream, topped with whipped cream icing, and garnished with almonds.
Homemade chicken and dumplings is the perfect dish for cooler days or when you've just had a stressful day and need something warm and comforting.
Variations of stuffed cabbage are made throughout Europe and the Middle East. Our recipe for Italian stuffed cabbage has a veal, Italian sausage, spinach, and rice filling.