Tag: italian cuisine

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Another fast dinner recipe for days I don’t have time to go shopping and come up with elaborate dinner plans. Tonight is Chicken Piccata, a sublime marriage between sauteed floured chicken breast cut into thin cutlets and a lemony-buttery-garlicky sauce topped with lemon slices, capers and parsley. I bet you would pay thick for this dinner at a five star restaurant. Here is your chance to make it yourself!

Pasta Pesto

Pasta Pesto

In hot and humid Chicago summer days, when the AC is almost always on, (don’t remind me of the electricity bill), the last thing I want to do is spend the afternoon in the kitchen having the oven or stove on. I admit, I need […]

Home Cured Pancetta

Home Cured Pancetta

Home Cured Pancetta
Home Cured Pancetta

Pancetta or pork belly (aka bacon for us in the West), is the easiest meat that can be cured at home even without the need of a curing chamber. Inspired by Jason Molinari’s Cured Meats blog, I mustered enough courage to get this project running along with the others ones that are still sitting in the curing chamber.

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Panettone – Not Your Momma’s Fruitcake

Panettone – Not Your Momma’s Fruitcake

Merry Christmas to all Mamaliga fans! Here’s another try at baking Panettone from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice book for the BBA Challenge. I didn’t blog about it initially since there were some things I wanted to tweak and adapt from his original formula. Quite a few changes.