Posts Tagged ‘italian cuisine’

3 Crostone Recipes: Easy, Sophisticated, Italian Appetizers

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

The word “crostone” is derived from the Italian “crostino,” which means “little crusts” (of bread). The bread can either be toasted or grilled, and can be topped with a variety of toppings like meats, cheeses, and veggies. This dish is usually served as an appetizer or as a snacks. 

Crostone is just simply the larger form of crostino. Instead of using small-bite sized pieces, crostone uses bigger pieces of bread as a vehicle for the toppings. 

Genoa Salami vs Hard Salami: The Difference Between Cured Meats

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in food

Deli meats were a part of the culinary world that I neglected for a long time. I’ve always thought of myself as a bold, adventurous cook, and my forays into the sandwich world attempted to reflect this. I’d always use some “fancy” leftover meat or an array of cheeses and vegetables that tried to prove something. Alternately, I’d make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There was no in between.

What’s The Difference Between A Calzone and Stromboli? All About Different Types Of Pizza Rolls

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Pizza is delicious but inconvenient. I know that this might sound odd to you: after all, pizza is a finger food that’s broken up into perfectly sized portions. It’s also easy to share or even to store for leftovers later.
 
Despite these facts, I still prefer calzones and strombolis to pizza, especially when I’m only cooking or ordering for myself. Both of these pizza turnovers are easy to eat by hand. They’re usually perfectly sized for one person and come with just the right mix of cheese, sauce, and meat on the inside.

How to season a pizza stone like a pro

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in the kitchen hand

Are you a “pizzaholic” who loves a homemade, perfectly-baked pizza? Then it is time to go to the next level and start preparing it yourself. Apart from best quality ingredients, you will also need a pizza stone which will help you obtain the crunchy crust you absolutely love. It is not enough to just buy it if you do not know how to use it properly.

How to Make Spaghetti Sauce Less Acidic (The Italian Secret) – Make Your Sauce Taste Better and Easier To Digest

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in the kitchen hand

Acid is a pretty important topic that we very rarely talk about. As much as I like to add a little bit of lemon juice to everything, it doesn’t always go over well. While my dishes taste wonderful, my guests who are prone to acid reflux would very much prefer that I lower the pH of my cooking.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Cream Sauce – Enjoy Delicious Autumn Pasta 

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in food

I’ve always enjoyed gourds. While there are things about each season I enjoy, I think that squash is the single food I look forward to the most. Gourds come with great memories: for me, it’s pumpkin seeds in October, syrup laden squash with Thanksgiving dinner in November, with a smattering of local squash for dinner in December. I’ll often find myself wistfully longing to spend time with my family over a squash in mid-July.

Best Ravioli Maker – Create Amazing Homemade Pasta Shapes

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in Tools & Gadgets

Easily the most distinctive type of pasta, ravioli holds a special place in the hearts and stomachs of pasta lovers worldwide. While spaghetti, fettucini, and penne are simply different shapes of the same dough, ravioli offers new versatility with the addition of flavorful stuffings.

When each piece of pasta embraces delicious meat, cheese, and herb blends, you’ll be able to craft a bountiful array of new recipes in your kitchen.