Tag: Michele Carbone

Risotto prepared with funghi porcini

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Last August, when I was visiting family friends in Cellara, a small village in the Sila mountains where my family is from, my host brought out a basket of freshly-picked Porcini mushrooms.   We cooked them together and they were wonderful. While the dried Italian porcini mushrooms you find in the US are not as […]

Michele Carbone pappa al pomodoro

Pappa al Pomodoro (for 6)

This evening, I made the “pappa al pomodoro”, a simple, wonderful Italian soup that my mother used to make.  It’s made with stale bread, tomatoes, basil and vegetable broth. It was great! 

For some reason, in the U.S., I have never seen this delicious meal in any Italian restaurant. Actually, unless I go to Florence, I cannot […]

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 […]

Michele Carbone spaghetti con le cozze

Spaghetti alle Cozze (for 4 People!)

As you prepare the pepata di cozze, boil the water and add 1 box of spaghetti.   With a large slotted spoon, transfer the mussels to a large bowl (put a towel over it to keep the mussels warm), leaving only the sauce created by cooking the mussels. About 2 minutes before the spaghetti is […]

Michele Carbone peppered mussels

Peppered Mussels (Pepata di cozze) for 2 to 4 People

This recipe features fresh mussels as the basis. You can either serve the mussels in their juices with fresh bread, or you can use the mussels in their juices as a pasta sauce for spaghetti. Ingredients About 3 pounds of mussels or 1.5 kg of cozze – Make sure the mussels are fresh and healthy […]

Travel through the 4-corners

Coyote Cafe’s Yucatec Stuffed Turkey

When I came to the United States in 1989, I had never eaten turkey.  For the first few years I was here, I had several great Thanksgiving dinners at the houses of American friends.  Then, one year in the early 1990s, I decided to try cooking Thanksgiving dinner myself.  My wife and I had been […]

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