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Italian Chestnuts

ITALIAN CHESTNUTS As a California girl, I grew up singing Christmas carols about roasting chestnuts but never really knew what they were! Well now, living in Piemonte roasting chestnuts has become a reality. Here is what I have learned about chestnuts. CUNEO IGP...

All You Need To Know About Polenta!

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POLENTA! Sometimes Northern Italians were called “Polentoni” (Polenta heads) as a derogatory term by the Southerners who never ate Polenta! In fact, we often eat polenta when we go up to the higher altitudes in the alpine valleys...

Italian Thanksgiving Foods To Try!

ITALIAN THANKSGIVING FOODS INSTEAD OF CORNBREAD – TRY POLENTA Polenta is often eaten in Northern Italy, especially in the mountain valleys. You can make it into a creamy style with sauces like cheesy fondue or sausage ragu. My mother in law loves to make it as a...

What Is Cognà?

WHAT IS COGNA’? Cognà or cugnà depending on where you live is a delicious mix between a jam and a chutney. It is an old recipe from the Langhe in Piemonte where locals would take hard Fall fruit like quince, madernassa pears and rennet apples and reduce them...

“Capunet” Cabbage Rolls

“Capunet” Cabbage Rolls Recipe LANGHetnico Caterer & Home Cooking School This traditional cabbage roll recipe definitely makes me feel like I am in the Northern part of Italy with its cabbage and meat ingredients! My mother-in-law often makes this dish in the...