Insalata Sette Seven-Bean Salad (Serves 8-10) Ingredients: 7 cups cooked beans (assorted types) Salt ¾ cup thinly sliced red onion 1 cup red wine vinegar ¾ cup diced celery ¾ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley ¾ chopped fresh basil leaves 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ⅓ teaspoon crushed […]

Timballo di Patate Potato Timbale Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup cleaned shiitake mushrooms ⅓ cup each chopped red, green, and yellow bell peppers ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1 pound (2 medium) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks Salt and fresh […]

Patate Toscane Tuscan Fries Serves 4 Ingredients: Peanut oil, for frying 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into long, thin strips about ¼-inch thick 4 sprigs fresh Rosemary 4 sprigs fresh sage 2 fresh whole red chili peppers 8 cloves garlic, papery covering intact Salt, to taste Procedure: Fill a large saucepan one third full […]

Radicchio Trevisano Brasato Braised Treviso Radicchio Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 pound Treviso radicchio, cleaned and quartered (if you can’t find Treviso radicchio, which is long and thin, use the round Verona radicchio) 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste 3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine 3 […]

Funghi Misti dell’Autunno con Polenta Mixed Fall Mushrooms with Polenta Serves 8 as an Appetizer Ingredients: 3 pounds mixed mushrooms, including portobello, oyster, cremini, porcini, and shiitake 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon Salt and fresh ground black […]