Carciofi alla Giudia crispy splayed fried artichokes

Golossary: Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes)

A dish from the Jewish ghetto that seduced the eternal city, and its visitors. Continue reading Golossary: Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish Style Artichokes)

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Renegade Colomba

Yes Colomba is an Easter tradition in much of Italy. (There is also Torta Pastiera, Agnello Pasquale and other non-sweet dishes like lamb.) But where many of the typical Easter dishes vary from region to region, Colomba, like Panettone, has infiltrated most of the country, and has transformed into many different iterations, including many non-classical versions. For those who want something different – these two producers offer … Continue reading Renegade Colomba

Golossary: Granita

Italian for slushy, but so much better! Theory is that the Arabs brought this sweet icy concoction to Sicily where they mixed their flavored syrups with the snow and ice of Etna and without a doubt, Sicily still has the best granita to be found. Paired with brioche, it makes a typical summer breakfast both cool and refreshing, and appealing in the hot Sicilian summer. … Continue reading Golossary: Granita