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Bucatini alla Reggina: Calabrian Style

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Bucatini alla Reggina: Calabrian Style

It’s not the Queen we’re talking about here. It’s a double ‘g’ and ‘reggina’ actually refers to Reggio Calabria, that section of the Calabrian peninsula that looks straight across the narrow strip of sea known as the Strait of Messina to Sicily.

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North African Meatballs

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North African Meatballs

These North African meatballs are a lamb meatball made with spices commonly used in both Tunisia and Morocco. They’re easy enough to make for a tasty weeknight meal.

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Chana Masala

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Chana Masala

The secret to good, authentic chana masala is in the ingredients. Indian spices, good quality chickpeas, and really good quality tomatoes for the sauce. Each bite should be out of this world good!

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Spicy Pasta alla Vodka

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Spicy Pasta alla Vodka

Tomato 'Nduja is a spicy and spreadable meatless salami inspired by the traditional fiery pork spread from Calabria, Italy. You can find it at NYC Whole Foods. citysaucery.com sells it, as does Union Square Greenmarket.

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Greek Pastitsio

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Greek Pastitsio

what’s with using penne, or ziti? In my understanding, a pastitsio should hold together more or less- like a lasagna. If we’re using short noodles, it’s just a great mess of a pasta bake

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Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone Soup

Do you love minestrone? This favorite Italian soup is made with fresh seasonal vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice.

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Baccalá in Spicy Ugly Sauce

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Baccalá in Spicy Ugly Sauce

Dried and salted fish doesn’t sound like something to get too excited about. But if you ask an Italian about baccalà, or salted cod, you’ll see their eyes light up.

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