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Frittata with Pumpkin

Frittata with Pumpkin

October and November are the months in which we enjoy cooking pumpkins (yes in Italy too!)

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Pasta and Ceci

Pasta and Ceci

My aunt’s Pasta and Ceci was delicious and she was used to prepare it in September and October
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Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

In total honesty, my favourite summer dish is the eggplant parmigiana. I learned the “secret” of the parmigiana “Sorrento Style” from my aunt that was used to collect all the ingredients fresh from her organic garden.
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Skillet Chicken With Almonds

Skillet Chicken With Almonds

My grandmother was used to cook it in a butter and wine sauce with a little rosemary and other seasonings and served with sauteed almonds.

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Traditional and Nostalgic Recipe

Olga's Recipe

Sausage & Artichoke Lasagna

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Cozze Gratinate

Cozze Gratinate….a great apetizer for the Immacolata Day (December 8)

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CHOCOLATE COVERED HONEY AND MIXED NUT NOUGAT

In Sorrento we are used to eat Torrone on the 1st of November for the Ognissanti National Holiday.

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Eggplant and Potato Gnocchi

Cari Amici,
summer is the season of eggplants and here in Sorrento they are simply delicious.

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Spaghetti alla Nerano

This legendary pasta made of spaghetti and fried zucchini was apparently invented in 1952 by Maria Grazia, who owned a restaurant in Nerano that bears her name (and where two of her grandchildren, Lello and Andrea, still work to this day

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Rice with broccoli, pesto, toasted almonds and parmesan

In Summer time there’s nothing we all love more than a dinner with natural products just picked from your garden!
Yesterday night I prepared a delicious dinner with my students at Sant’Anna Institute.
We had so much fun and we all practiced italian while preparing the Rice with broccoli, pesto, toasted almonds and parmesan.

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Almond Sorbet

The most delicate sorbet of them all, and you don't even need an ice-cream machine!
You can prepare one of the most delicate sorbets in Italy in no time and without an ice-cream machine. This gorgeous almond sorbet is one of Sicily's most famed dishes but it is famous also in Sorrento!

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Linguine with Sun dried Tomato-Almond Pesto.

Ciao Amici,
This week I would like to share a recipe that I learnt from my grandmother in law!

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Saint Joseph's Fritters

In Italy, March 19th is the day of Saint Joseph, Maria’s husband, as well as father’s day.

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Sweet Casatiello

The sweet “casatiello” is one of the typical cakes we eat at Easter time in Sorrento (together with the Pastiera)

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The Carnival Sanguinaccio

Here in Sorrento we are used to celebrate Carnival with a chocolate cream named Sanguinaccio from Sangue (blood).

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Linguini pasta with swordfish and cherry tomatoes

Discover my favourite italian course meal of the “Cena della Vigilia” ( Christmas Eve dinner): Zia Melina’s Linguini pasta with swordfish and cherry tomatoes

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Minestra Maritata

On December 25, the most important Christmas day, people have the so-called Pranzo di Natale (Christmas meal). It starts with Minestramaritata (chicken soup with vegetables),

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Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting

The Italian name we use for this cake is “Torta Soffice alla Zucca e Mandorle” but I would name it: Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting.

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Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli

For my Sunday lunch I am preparing the famous Orecchiette con Salsiccia e Broccoli (Orecchiette pasta with sausage and broccoli). that I am decorating with Parmesan... A very easy recipe for a delicious dish.

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Olga’s Baba Recipe

Il Babà Napoletano!

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Pera Maged

In August, in particular the occurrence of the Assumption of Mary (15 August) my family has a tradition: to make a special cake called "le pere Mbuttunate" La pera Maged

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Pastiera Napoletana

Pastiera Napoletana and its Secrets: the Authentic Neapolitan Ricotta and Wheat Berry Easter Pie
Instructions by Olga Step-by-Step

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Peach Jam Recipe

Summer in Sorrento is also FRESH Fruit and Peach Jam!

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