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Sample recipes from Lidia's Italy

Jumbo Shrimp Buzara Style

Shrimp alla buzara is common all around the northern Adriatic coast. When I make this quick and delicious dish at our house, I give every...

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Velvety Cornmeal-Spinach Soup

This is a poor man’s simple recipe, a warm filler for cold winter days in Friuli. I use spinach, but any available green vegetable would ...

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Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Everybody is familiar with lamb chops and leg of lamb—but how about the shoulder? When is that used? Well, here I give you the recipe for...

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Marinated Winter Squash

Squash is not one of the most popular vegetables, but I love it and love cooking with it. It is nutritious, versatile, and delicious. Nor...

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Baked Radicchio

Although it is great in a salad—sweet and bitter at the same time—in the cold winter months radicchio trevisano is better cooked, and has...

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Roasted Pepper Rolls Stuffed with Tuna

Antipasti are, for me, the best part of a Piedmontese meal. At any family gathering (and in restaurants as well), the platters of differe...

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Braised Swiss Chard and Cannellini Beans

Swiss chard is a vegetable that is much appreciated in Maremma. Even though it is readily available in most supermarkets, it is not much ...

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Beefsteak Maremma Style

Bistecca fiorentina is what everyone eats when traveling to Tuscany, but since I have taken you to Maremma, I want to share with you the ...

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Sausages with Fennel and Olives

Fresh fennel is one of my favorite companions for good Italian sausage. Here meat and vegetables are skillet-cooked, separately and then ...

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Bucatini with Onion, Bacon, and Tomato

This classic and delectable pasta dish originated in the region of Abruzzi, in the little town of Amatrice, northeast of Rome, where it w...

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Babas Infused with Limoncello

Babà al rhum is a favorite dessert in Naples, found in most pasticcerie, filled with whipped cream, or crema pasticciera (custard cream),...

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Chicken Cacciatora with Eggplant

Manfredi’s version of chicken cacciatora was chock-full of delicious Sicilian eggplant. Indeed, the vegetable chunks shared the spotlight...

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