Macaroni Pie Ferrara Style

Macaroni Pie Ferrara Style

    As a kid Fridays were tough for me. I ate at public school but, in deference to Catholics, they served only fish-sticks mac-and-cheese. Friday night at home, my mother was only mac-and-cheese. She was not a “from scratch” kind of cook so I saw a lot of...
Erbazzone or Savory Spring Pie from Emilia Romagna

Erbazzone or Savory Spring Pie from Emilia Romagna

    The name here says savory pie but it really is a spring vegetable pie from Northern Italy. And, the crust uses lard. Do not freak, do not substitute. Go in search of lard and discover how different and grand pie dough can be. Yes, people will tell you...

TBT Recipe: Black Pie or Torta Nero

  Earlier today I posted a review of Emilia Romagna, one of the books in the Time Life series Flavors of Italy. This dessert caught my eye. A thin pie or tort with a filling of coffee, cocoa and almonds. I would top my piece with whipped cream, or ice cream, but...