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No idea what I'm making yet!
Fondue. Cheese and chocolate. (A couple of times I've done the meat thing, too, but that means washing the pot three times.)
Cooking with my family the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes plus Arancini and Pignolata
Luigi - you must tell us more!
This is what happens when Sicilians get together with Neopolitans: (in no particular order)Lingiuni w/Clam SauceStuffed Calamari in Tomato SauceFish Salad(Octopus/Calamari/Shrimp/Crabmeat/Scungili)Fried Flounder FiletBroiled Lobster TailsOkay so that's nine types of fish! Arancini are rice balls made from leftover Risotto stuffed with chopmeat/tomato sauce and peas and deep fried.Pignolata is type of calzone with a filling of sauteed escarole/anchoives/black olives/potatoes and pine nuts.Strufoli and fig cookies for dessert. December 26th back to Slimfast!
luigidoes your family make xmas cookies too?my aunties used to go nuts with the anise - knots and waffle cookies - and deepfry a red wine cookie that was completely off the hook, dipped in honey.o the trudilli!
guido,are you referring to the strufoli? there is wine in the dough and once they are deep fried, they are mixed with hot honey and plated,sprinkled with pinenuts and sprinklesthey last plate is finished off around Valentine's Day
My peeps from Calabria call it trudilli - walnut sized balls of winey dough rolled over cut crystal, deep fried, and yes indeed dipped in bubbling honey. No pignoli or sprinkles.I think they might turn to a delicious kind of cement by Feb 14 . . .
they actually get better with age!
walnut sized balls of winey doughwow that sounds so good. Where can I find a recipe?I notice that very few people are cooking on New Year's Day. Friends of mine started a tradition of holding a low-key open house and making black-eyed peas. It's one of my favorite holiday events; once or twice they didn't do it and all year long everyone was sad.
Red chile enchiladas w/good New Mexico red chile. Also posole.
Black eyed peas are a must for New Years and good luck. No wonder everyone was sad!
I'm making black eyed peas (coins), cabbage (dollars) and cornbread (gold)to bring in the good luck for new years. Every good Southerner does this:). It was mandatory in our house to eat at least a spoonful of this New Year's Day. For Xmas I'm making a frittata as my contribution for the family breakfast/ get together.
I am fortunate enough to know Luigi personally and he is coming out to Chicago where we are co-hosting a New Year's Eve dinner party for about 8-9 people. At last check, our menu includes:Appetizers: White Bean Spread w/Pesto or Black olives,/ Assorted OlivesRicotta and Spinach Lasagna Rolls in Marinara SauceTenderloin of Pork, Herb Roasted New Potatoes/Sicilian CauliflowerIndividual Chocolate Lava Cakes (yes, the ones with the molten chocolate center)The evening will kick off with prosecco and then we will uncork the '97 Brunello that Luigi was kind enough to ship ahead. Champagne to follow at midnight.Yummo!
I'm making Cioppino (again!) for Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas dinner will be standing rib roast, baked blue cheese mashed potatoes with a crispy leek topping, and roasted brussels sprouts (possibly with pancetta). I'll probably make a bunch of little nibbly things for us to munch on throughout the day on Christmas, too... we are volunteering in the morning, but then we are hoping that any of our friends who are in the city will drop by (open-house style) for a cocktail and a bite to eat.
Well, I'm cooking but nothing in the traditional sense. I'm going to visit my brother and since he's a bachelor and eats junk I promised him I would cook some meals while there and also make things to put in the freezer. My what a good sister I am!
LATKES!!(food processer and frypan be ready)
I would like the recipe for the italian "dog bone" as they call them in english. They are a dough fried, about 4 in long and then they aredipped in honey. I have always known them asdog bones (some people call them scalleli). Ifyou can help and e-mail me back a recipe it wouldbe great. Thanks.
Brisket cooked with beer and chili sauce, noodle pudding with crushed graham crackers on top,thin potato pancakes w/apple sauce, and salad.
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