Browsing by Category: Naples & Campania
My friends over at Pastificio dei Campi have recently launched a new type of pasta called the campotto (plural, campotti). The name comes from “Campi” combined with otto, the word for 8 in Italian. In fact, when they are dry, they look like little 8s. When I saw them for the first time (more…)
Lot’s of visitors to Italy skip over Naples, heading straight for the Amalfi Coast, squandering precious culinary opportunities in the process. Naples has one of the best food cultures in the country and its specialties scratch nearly every (more…)
In honor of the upcoming Easter holiday and one of my favorite cities, I present an alliteratively titled blog post about pastiera napoletana. This classic Napolitan Easter pie is made with ricotta, cooked grain, orange-flower water, vanilla, (more…)
I love the texture ofpasta di gragnano. The surface of these lasagne is rough like sandpaper due to its having been extruded through rough bronze forms.
Today, the premier issue of Southern Flourish Magazine, a digital publication all about life and culture in the American South, went live. When the editor asked me to contribute a piece about the Italian south, I naturally wrote about eating (more…)