ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH: Favorite Italian Recipes That Aren’t Authentic Italian

https://thoughtcatalog.com/domenica-dottavio/2017/08/10-italian-dishes-that-are-only-popular-in-america/
https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/what-s-difference-between-marinara-and-tomato-sauce
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/italian-cooking-basics/italian-recipes-that-arent-actually-italian

TIP OF THE DAY: Pasta & Fish & Instagram

Everyone has heard of linguine with clam sauce, and pasta with mixed shellfish: clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp. But how about fish? This appealing dish of spaghetti with red snapper (photo #1) was created by Rickie Perez, Executive Chef/Founder of Logan Oyster Socials, a traveling oyster bar in Chicago.     RECIPE: SPAGHETTI WITH RED SNAPPER…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Serve Polenta (Gluten-Free Comfort Food)

Fall reminds us of polenta, a comfort food from Italy, served hot. (It’s comforting like mashed potatoes.) Polenta is cornmeal (photo #1) that is often boiled served as breakfast porridge (here’s the difference between grits and polenta). Its versatility allows it to be incorporated into mains and sides for lunch and dinner. You can also…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Heirloom Tomato Salads: Russian-Style & Mediterranean-Style

Today’s tip showcases luscious summer heirloom tomatoes in two salads. Both are European-inspired, both are made without lettuce or other leafy greens.     RECIPE #1: RUSSIAN TOMATO & CUCUMBER SALAD Our Russian grandmother used a lot of sour cream, dill and scallions: as salad dressing, in borscht, on boiled potatoes and as a general…
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