Semifreddo (Italian: “half cold”) is a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. It has the texture of frozen mousse because it is usually produced by uniting two equal parts of ice cream and whipped cream. Such a dessert’s Spanish counterpart is called semifrío. In Italian cuisine, the Semifreddo is commonly made with gelato as a primary ingredient. It is typical of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.
The term “wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata” or married soup, which is a reference to the fact that green vegetables and meats go well together. However you want to refer to it, Italian Wedding Soup is delicious and it’s a family favorite.
Here are the best Italian wedding soup recipes found on the internet.
Love chicken? Love Parmesan? Love that gooey goodness when you bake them together? Here’s one of the best, easy, cheesy recipes for Italian chicken parmigiana / parmesan:
Pizza was originally invented in Naples, Italy, and it has become one of the most popular dishes in the world. While there are many types of pizza worldwide, Pizza Margherita is perhaps the most famous one. It was invented in Naples in 1889 in honor of the visiting Queen Margherita. It’s simple with only a few ingredients (but always fresh and of the best quality) and has the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella).
Italian Pizza Margherita Recipe
For the dough
2 lb all-purpose flour
2 cups water
1 oz fresh yeast
1 teaspoon salt
For the topping
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1 lb canned tomatoes
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
basil leaves, to taste
salt, to taste
Today Sonia will be cooking an unusual, yet very tasty recipe from Venice: the cuttlefish in black ink sauce.
The pear, walnut and blue cheese risotto is a delicacy for sweet and sour lovers… try it and you’ll be surprised!
Italian Chicken Scarpariello Recipe
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- salt and pepper
- 2 red bell peppers, cut in 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 hot cherry peppers, drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons hot pepper juice, from jar
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
The saor is an tasty cooking method that was used by Venetian sailors to preserve food when out at sea… let’s cook with Sonia the sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines)!
Surprise your mom on Mother’s Day with a homemade gift, that looks like a gorgeous bouquet of roses: the rose cake!
The salt cod spread is a traditional Venetian recipe, super-tasty and great to serve with polenta!