Category: Side Dishes

Michele Carbone


(VERY EASY TO MAKE) My favorite summertime after-dinner digestivo is the limoncello made from the lemon trees in my mother’s yard in Calabria. You can purchase limoncello in many locations in Italy and the US, but the pre-packaged bottles are never as good as the ones made from those homegrown, freshly-picked Calabrian lemons. I’ve found […]

Funghi Trifolati and Fricassee of Mushroom

(For 4 people, or for 1 very hungry person) I’m in the mountains alone with my Bullmastiff and my Boxer, and tonight I cooked the “mushrooms in fricassee,” a delicious recipe that you will never find in a restaurant.   Now the “fricassee” is just one more step after you prepare the “Mushrooms trifolati”, so […]

Skillet Bruschetta with Beans and Greens

Recipe from Ingredients 8 ¾-inch thick slices crusty bread 6 tbsp olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes 2 15oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed 1 bunch kale or mustard greens, ribs removed, leaves cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup low-sodium vegetable […]

Michele Carbone fried potatoes 2

The Best Fried Potatoes in the World

This recipe, like most of my recipes, is based on having a good extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh ingredients.  Another thing many of my recipes have in common is that they don’t feature too many ingredients.  This one, for example, just has the following ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil – You will need enough for about […]

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