Condimento del Pontormo Pontormo Dressing This dressing can be used for any salad. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon red wine ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil Procedure: In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegars and the wine. Whisk in […]

Insalata di Calamari e Fagioli di Cesare Cesare’s Squid and Bean Salad Serves 4 Romano closely guards his baby octopus recipe, so I’m fudging it with my own recipe for squid and bean salad. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Ingredients: 2 cups dried Cannellini beans 14 cups cold water 3 cloves garlic, peeled and […]

Insalata di Carciofini Baby Artichoke Salad Serves 4 In Italy, artichokes are believed to have all kinds of restorative powers.  Growing up at Vipore, we always fed the tough outer leaves to our rabbits because it helped them digest their food and made their meat more tender.  I remember in the ‘50s and ‘60s, there […]

Insalata di Ceci e Porri Chick-pea and Leek Salad Ingredients: 2 cups dried chick-peas 12 cups cold water 4 cloves garlic, peeled 4 sprigs fresh oregano 1 tablespoon salt, plus extra to taste 2 leeks, well washed and sliced thin (you can use the white and half the green part of the leek) 2 plus […]

Insalata di Coniglio e Radicchio Rabbit and Radicchio Salad Ingredients: 1 rabbit loin (or half a rabbit) ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup of white wine ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup homemade chicken stock or water 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 […]

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