An Italian Chef’s Pea Soup

Pisellata alla Macerata

A cold night.  Got home late.  I'm hungry and there is nothing much in the refrigerator.  Check the freezer.  Frozen peas, some chopped pancetta, bread.  Yes, I have an onion and some garlic.   Perfect!  We'll have a great dinner. Pisellata is a simple soup from the Marche region of Italy.  I came across the recipe in ...

January 29, 2015   No Comments

Slow Cooking with Sara Moulton

Slow Cooking with Sara

Here's something to warm you up this weekend!  Come join me and my old friend Sara Moulton on her PBS television show, Sara's Weeknight Meals, as we cook two great dishes from my book, The Mediterranean Slow Cooker.  We'll be making Pork Ragu with Broken Lasagna Maialino Style and Spicy Meatball Tagine with Poached Eggs. Sara and I ...

January 8, 2015   No Comments

Broken Dishes, Red Underwear and Lentils

Lentil Soup from "The Italian Slow Cooker

Every country has its favorite customs to celebrate the New Year, including Italy.   In some places, old clothes, cracked dishes and even broken furniture are tossed out the window at the stroke of twelve to symbolize clearing out the the old year and making way for the new.  Anyone in Naples or Rome on New ...

December 28, 2014   No Comments

    • Michele Scicolone