Category Archives: Lamb

Orecchiette con Salsiccia, Cavoli Rapa e Pignoli – and 4 Easy Tips for a Great Pasta Dish

As a ski instructor, a busy winter vacation week doesn’t leave much time or energy for elaborate dinners. So this past week, dinners were quick and easy. Luckily, Italy serves up many deliciously simple pasta recipes which can be prepared … Continue reading

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Ragu Bolognese – As Prepared for The Dalai Lama

No matter where we travel in Italy, we find various types of meat ragu on the menu. A ragu is a sauce of sauteed vegetables and chopped meat cooked in a liquid. The liquid can be lots of things, – … Continue reading

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Stinco di Agnello Brasato – Braised Lamb Shanks (sounds better in English…)

My last post on spaetzle made a very simple preparation of this rustic noodle. To dress it up a bit and make a delicious Sunday dinner, I wanted a hearty meat dish with lots of sauce to enjoy with the … Continue reading

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Goulash – Yes, It’s “Italian”

For most of us, when we think of Italian food, goulash is not the first dish that comes to mind. Originating in Hungary, and supposedly deriving it’s name from the Hungarian gulyas, or ‘herd’, goulash is a dish first cooked … Continue reading

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Travels in Italy – Fumane, Day 1

I arrived in Fumane mid-afternoon on my first day in Italy, after a nice lunch in Soave. Not to hard to find, this is a small hamlet in the heart of Valpolicella wine country. We will visit here on our … Continue reading

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