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July 11, 2016

Killer old school Italian restaurant with a separate vegan menu….

Killer old school Italian restaurant with a separate vegan menu….

Killer old school Italian restaurant with a separate vegan menu. This place was established in 1908!! That’s so fucking old for America!! I personally recommend the spinach ravioli and the cannoli, but honestly everything is great. #vegan #nyc (at John’s of 12th Street)

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June 7, 2016

Italian Chicken Pasta Bake

Italian Chicken Pasta Bake
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Italian Chicken Pasta Bake recipe is a one pot meal perfect for the family via flouronmyface.com

Italian Chicken Pasta Bake Italian Chicken Pasta Bake is one of those wonderful recipes where you can cook and serve from one pot. These one-pot meals make dinner easy to get on the table and clean up even easier. Besides the fact that this Italian Chicken Pasta Bake is an easy one pot meal – pasta…

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May 5, 2016

Italian Sausage Veggie Pasta Bake

Italian Sausage Veggie Pasta Bake
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Italian Sausage Veggie Pasta Bake recipe is a perfect way to sneak those hidden vegetables in when no one is looking (AD) via flouronmyface.com

Italian Sausage Veggie Pasta Bake Farberware Cookware Giveaway Disclosure: This Italian Sausage Veggie Pasta Bake post and giveaway have been sponsored by Farberware Cookware. All opinions are my own. With this easy Italian Sausage Veggie Pasta Bake recipe gathering the family together and sneaking some extra vegetables into a meal is easy. I’m excited to tell…

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March 27, 2016

Crock Pot Italian Sausage Ravioli Soup

Crock Pot Italian Sausage Ravioli Soup
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Crock Pot Italian Sausage Ravioli Soup recipe via flouronmyface.com is made with Italian sausage and cheese and frozen spinach ravioli

Crock Pot Italian Sausage Ravioli Soup I love spicy crock pot slow cooker soup recipes that are perfect for lunch or dinner. This Crock Pot Italian Sausage Ravioli Soup recipe is perfect any time of the year. I love using this frozen spinach ravioli I bought at Costco in my crock pot soup recipes. I…

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September 12, 2015

Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken #CrockPotFriday

Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken #CrockPotFriday
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Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken Recipe via flouronmyface.com

Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome this Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken recipe turned out. I’ve never used a salad mix in a recipe before and I could just kick myself! As the boneless chicken breast slowly cooked in the Italian dressing mix it soaked up the flavor….

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Californian vs Italian Pasta

Italian Tortelloni Pasta, photo by Yohan euan o4. Tortelloni are stuffed pasta, the same shape as tortellini, but larger. They are stuffed with ricotta cheese and leaf vegetables, such as spinach.

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Italy, a nation of 58 million people, is a patchwork quilt of 20 distinct regions. All Italian cooking relies on olive oil, grains and fresh, seasonal produce, but each region has its own preferences and specialities. California and Italy have much in common, which explains why many simple Italian dishes featuring fresh ingredients are popular in the USA.

Torteliny

Tortellini pasta, also known as Belly button pasta, from the Emilia region of northern Italy. Just like Tortelloni only smaller. Photo by Gyfis.

While red sauce is the most familiar match for Italian pasta, as you move into Northern Italy the tomatoes and olive oil give way to creamy butter as a popular pasta topping. Northern Italy is a major dairy region, much like California.

Hearty enough to serve as a main course with a green salad on the side, California pasta is also a perfect accompaniment to any type of meat or chicken dish. It also goes well with fish because its rich yet subtle flavors do not overwhelm even the most delicate fish. This recipe works best with slightly wider forms of pasta, such as linguini or fettuccini, which provide a nice balance between the pasta and butter coating.

Linguine

Linguini Pasta, photo  by Sebastian Zurkuhl.

 

Californian pasta ingredients:

1 pound (16 ounces) dried or fresh linguini
2 tablespoons salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
1 cup (4 ounces) Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted bread crumbs
Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation: In a large (6-8 quart) pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta. While pasta is cooking, cut butter into 1-inch pieces and set aside to soften. When pasta is cooked to desired doneness, drain in a colander, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Return drained pasta to the cooking pot and add butter, half the grated cheese and half the bread crumbs. Add the reserved pasta water to moisten. Put it t to a serving bowl or portion into individual pasta bowls and sprinkle remaining cheese and bread crumbs on top. Serve immediately.

Italian pasta ingredients:

12 large ripe plum tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
3 large cloves garlic
1/2 cup black olives, pitted and sliced into thin strips
3 tbsp minced fresh basil
1/4 cup minced Italian parsley leaves
Salt
1/2 tsp freshly milled black pepper
1 lb fusilli (twists)
Freshly grated Romano cheese

Preparation: Blanch fresh tomatoes in boiling water for 1 minute. Transfer to a colander and rinse under cold water. Peel skins with a small paring knife. Cut each tomato in half lengthwise. Squeeze each half and discard all of the seeds. Slice into 1/4-inch strips, place in strainer set over a bowl and reserve juice. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, olives, basil, parsley, 1 tsp salt and pepper; mix well with wooden spoon. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate sauce for at least 6 hours or overnight, turning jar 3 to 4 times so that tomatoes will be well coated with marinade. Remove sauce and reserved juice from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours before serving. Discard garlic from sauce just before tossing with pasta. Cook pasta in 6 quarts boiling water with 1 tbsp salt. Drain pasta in a colander, transfer to a bowl containing 1 tbsp olive oil and toss quickly. Toss pasta with 3/4 of the sauce.

If you are looking for a La Jolla Italian Restaurant you should visit Lupi Cucine Restaurant one of the best San Diego Italian Restaurants. It is located in the prestigious Bird Rock. Casual, contemporary and urban describe the setting, which is highlighted by modern art on warm colored walls enhanced by dark wood. Menu features house-made pastas and pizzas, fresh seafood, roasted meats and poultry, house-made breads and desserts.

http://www.lupivinocucina.com/