With Christmas less than two weeks away this is a good time to encourage anybody who is interested in having a traditional Southern Italian all fish Christmas Eve Dinner to check out our Feast of the Seven Fishes menu. We first published this menu, with dishes like the Fried Calamari pictured above, on The Italian Chef in 2007, and will try and update it every year with at least one new recipe. It is not a hard set menu, just some suggestions with the goal of giving you a lot of options so you can mix it up to your own taste. This year we have a nice addition to the antipasti choices, Insalata Frutta di Mare.Read More
I have tried my hand at making my own fresh ricotta, and while the results have been good, I just really haven’t been able to get into making it too often, I would much rather find a good source and buy it. If you are interested in trying to make your own, below are some links to recipes for three different methods that I have found. If anybody knows of a good source for fresh ricotta in Connecticut, especially Fairfield County, please let me know in the comments.