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Hi :)

 

I'm a big fan of Italian food, especially pasta and pizza with meaty sauces. What are your favorite Italian meals? I could use some inspiration. :)

 

-Ash

post #2 of 6

Buy The Silver Spoon (Il Cucchiaio d'argento). It's a good source for Italian food.

post #3 of 6

There are tons of recipes on the forums here, what sort of recipe are you looking for?

some usuals:

pasta e ceci (creamy chickpea soup with pasta)

pasta e fagioli (same, with beans)

lentil soup over toasted bread rubbed with garlic

countless pasta dishes - everyone knows about tomato sauces (though not everyone knows that most of them are meatless) but there are lots of types of pasta with vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchine,

Risotto dishes

polenta dishes

and tons of ways to cook vegetables,

just let us know what you're interested in

 

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post #4 of 6
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. :)

 

Siduri, to be honest, I don't really know what I'm looking for. I know there's more to Italian than just pasta and pizza, so I'm looking for new things to try. :) Risotto looks delicious. I'll definitely poke around here for some recipes.

post #5 of 6

Risottos are good, but it might take a practice one or two to get the technique down.  And fish stews, my wife and I love a good chicken parm, veal, pork, chicken milanese ...

 

mjb.

 

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post #6 of 6

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I'm a big fan of Italian food, especially pasta and pizza with meaty sauces. 

To address the "meaty" part of your question, you should look into "Ragù" type sauces, which usually (always?) contain meat. 

 

Here's the Ragù alla Bolognese which I make on a regular basis, I love it: http://culinariaitalia.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/ragu-alla-bolognese-authentic-recipe/

 

More Ragùs I just found (never tried them yet), you'll have to use a translator such as Google: 

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=405

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=167

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=1483

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=600

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=1903

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=488

http://www.accademiaitalianacucina.it/ricetta.php?id=1233

 

To get away from the "meaty" part of your question, you absolutely should try siduri's pasta with cauliflower and garlic. Delicious!! http://www.cheftalk.com/t/62392/pasta-garlicky-goodness-in-every-bite#post_326373

 

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