ItalianSide stories: Salerno

Do you have an interesting story that you would like to share with our readers here on ItalianSide.com ? Tell us a story of your ancestors’ experiences or a special memory you have of Italy. Send your stories to stories@italianside.com Salerno by D. Hirsch Nothing compares to the art in Florence, the history of Rome, [...]

Pastiera Napoletana – Neapolitan wheat pie recipe

A delicious traditional Easter cake from Naples. Enjoy it!! Ingredients for 12 servings: For the filling: 1.32 lb. of white sugar 1.32 lb. of ricotta cheese 1.32 lb. of cooked wheat grains 8 eggs 1 grated lemon skin 2 tablespoons of candied orange skin For the shortbread: 1 lb. of white flour ½ lb. of [...]

And now…Pizza !

Pizza has a very old history, the first news about pizza goes back to the Etruscan time (800 B.C). Pizza had its largest diffusion during the 15th and 16th centuries. At that time pizzas were made only with lard spread or fish ( like sardines) on top. Thanks to the discover of the New World, [...]

Almond brittle: a Christmas recipe Italian style

After Struffoli, we selected another famous and traditional recipe for a perfect Italian Christmas. Our NONNA used to cook a wonderful almond brittle…and yes, here there is a video recipe to show you how to prepare! Almond brittle is famous everywhere in Italy so it’s impossible to say from which region is from: it’s a [...]

An Italian Christmas recipe: struffoli !

It’s Christmas time, at ItalianSide.com we wondered what could be an Italian recipe to start the Christmas Season. And without doubts the answer is STRUFFOLI ! Struffoli (or Pignolata) are a kind of honey balls made for Christmas in almost all regions in Italy. But they are typical from the Southern Italy. Did you ever [...]

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