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Apertivo Spritz

Italy has introduced the world to its outstanding cuisine and wine but also has great cocktails.   In this video, I demonstrate how to make the outstanding Italian drink, an Apertivo Spritz, a flame-colored cocktail with an orange tint and a tangy taste.  I’m joined by Amanda Reed, Megan Brunn, Amber Williams, Jessica Daugherty and Amande Lee, where we make everyone an Apertivo Spritz and talk about the items on a meat and cheese tray that accompanies our drinks.  

Die Garlic Die - How to prep a garlic bulb

Amanda Lee stars in a special short video from POV Italian Cooking.  The bulb of garlic needs to be chopped for a dish. Amanda makes sure that the garlic pays the ultimate price!

Pork Medallion Piccata

The Pork Medallion Piccata recipe in this video is simple, delicious and elegant dish perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend meal with family or friends.  This low carb and low calorie dish features tender boneless pork loin medallions in a creamy pan sauce that is blessed by a combination of tartness from lemon juice and saltiness from capers.  


Please watch my Pork Medallion Piccata recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/mnDGiTtcJa8

Pork Medallion Piccata

The Pork Medallion Piccata recipe in this video is simple, delicious and elegant dish perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend meal with family or friends.  This low carb and low calorie dish features tender boneless pork loin medallions in a creamy pan sauce that is blessed by a combination of tartness from lemon juice and saltiness from capers.  


Please watch my Pork Medallion Piccata recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/mnDGiTtcJa8

Bell Pepper & Cheese Curd Frittata

A Frittata is the Italian version of the omelette.  The frittata may the world’s most perfect food because it is simple to make, low cost and can be made with both fresh and leftover ingredients along with being the perfect dish for both breakfast or lunch.  In this video, I use green and red bell peppers along with cheddar cheese curds to make an incredibly delicious and flavorful Bell Pepper & Cheese Curd Frittata.


Please watch episode 109 of POV Italian Cooking where I make a Bell Pepper & Cheese Curd Frittata at https://youtu.be/hL55-CXba_Q

Easy Seafood Pot

Looking for an easy alternative to a traditional seafood boil?  Need an simple recipe that works for both fresh or frozen seafood?  


If so, you need to see my Easy Seafood Pot recipe in episode 108 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/lVl2mH1Z1nQ

Osso Buco

Osso Buco, which translates to “hole of bone” is pure meaty awesomeness.  Placed on a bed of risotto or polenta pays tribute to Osso Buco’s roots and takes this Italian comfort food to another level.  Traditionally, Osso Buco is made with veal but see how I make Beef Osso Buco, a carnivorous wreath of rich flavor, in this video!  


See my Beef Osso Buco recipe in episode 107 of POV Italian Cooking 

Osso Buco

Osso Buco, which translates to “hole of bone” is pure meaty awesomeness.  Placed on a bed of risotto or polenta pays tribute to Osso Buco’s roots and takes this Italian comfort food to another level.  Traditionally, Osso Buco is made with veal but see how I make Beef Osso Buco, a carnivorous wreath of rich flavor, in this video!  


See my Beef Osso Buco recipe in episode 107 of POV Italian Cooking 

Simple Beef Tomato Risotto

Risotto doesn't always have to be the star of dinner. Risotto can serve as a great bed for another dish which it does in episode 106 of POV Italian Cooking where I make a simple Beef Tomato Risotto.  This risotto serves as the bed upon which Beef Osso Buco will rest in the next episode (#107).


Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs with a Sous Vide

It can be difficult to make a perfect hard-boiled egg that has a creamy yolk and tender white. Overcooking a hard-boiled egg, which is easy to do, results in a chalky and sometimes greenish yolk, a rubbery egg white and a slightly sulfuric taste.  In this video I demonstrate how I use my sous vide to make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time. 


Homemade Naan

Every culture around the world has some type of flatbread that dates back to the oldest recorded history.  One popular flatbread with a Naan which was first recorded by an Indian poet back in 1300 AD. Naan is traditionally made in a tandoor oven with very high heat.  You can make a homemade version of Naan bread which I demonstrate in this video! See how to make homemade Naan bread in Episode 105 of POV Italian Cooking.  


Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory, or Uova al Purgatorio is a deliciously different dish for brunch. This southern Italian dish with an evocative name is a heavenly blend of flavors.  The eggs cook in a richly seasoned Bolognese sauce that is rich in taste and hearty in texture. The still simmering sauce blends with the never failing flavor of egg yolk to create an explosion of flavor matched only by the aromatic eruption. See the Sound of Flavor from Eggs in Purgatory 


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Traditional humus is made from garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), tahini, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and other flavorful ingredients.  This outstanding spread dates back to Egypt in the 13th century and remains a popular Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.   See how I make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in episode 104 of POV Italian Cooking.


Watch now at https://youtu.be/hJP7qiGL3NM


Sound of Flavor - Chicken Puttanesca

Chicken simmering in the powerfully aromatic puttanesca sauce. "Puttanesca" translates to "in the style of prostitutes" because it is believed that the pungent aromas of this sauce was used by Neapolitan prostitutes to lure in potential customers.

Watch now at https://youtu.be/kON7Hn_5CKw



Chicken Piccata - Sound of Flavor

Chicken cutlets simmering in a sauce of butter, wine, chicken stock, lemon juice and capers make the incredibly easy to cook, but delicious, Chicken Piccata. Watch now at https://youtu.be/XHMdsaLRxYM and prepare to be HUNGRY!



Sound of Flavor - Chicken with Marsala Marinade and Vegetables

I love the sound of Chicken that had been marinated in marsala and honey sizzling on my Blackstone griddle with some mushrooms and onions!  That beautiful sizzling sound can only be matched by the outstanding aroma drifting in the breeze.  


Watch now at https://youtu.be/_5WPkPmjvGM



Orangello

If you love limoncello then you may want to give Orangecello a try! In this short video I share how to modify the Limoncello that I made in episode 91 of POV Italian Cooking to make Orangecello.  


Watch now at https://youtu.be/scqWBvaoMcs



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor.  This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers, onions, garlic, white wine and capers into a creamy, smooth and decadent topping for toasted bread or crackers.   See how I make Chicken Liver Pâté in episode 103 of POV Italian Cooking   


Watch now at  https://youtu.be/fanUjPrjzrk



Roasted Red Pepper Focaccia

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian flatbread will be your favorite after just one bite!


Watch now at https://youtu.be/V3ZAVZjkvpo


Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

Sizzling extra thick angus sirloin steaks infused with flavor from a tequila, lime, cilantro and garlic marinade.  These thick, meaty steaks are sizzling on a flat top griddle with shredded potatoes simmering in ghee butter on one side and tequila lime marinated mushrooms on the other.


Watch the latest Sound of Flavor video from POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/PgMEr9mbiy4



What is a Graticola

A Graticola is a pan designed to quickly preparing delicious and crispy bread on a gas stove. This thin pan diffuses heat evenly to quickly heat and toast slices of bread, to crisp bread for bruschetta, to crisp slices of polenta, to roast peppers, and more.   Learn about a Graticola in this video from POV Italian Cooking.  

Watch now at https://youtu.be/_KBegKIJd4g


Tasting Beer Bread with Grandkids

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me.  This is my favorite tasting!  I've never laughed more than this beer Bread taste test with my grandchildren, Brandon and Vanessa.  Watch now at https://youtu.be/ljD9mPoR9-s



Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of POV Italian Cooking.  Though Chicken Piccata is an impressive dish, it can be made in about 20 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight dish.  The combination of the chicken and tangy pan sauce have become a very popular Italian-American classic.


Watch now to see my recipe for Chicken Piccata https://youtu.be/msvMUf5Cl2Y


Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more flavorful Burgers. A heavy coating of course kosher salt, pepper and other seasonings make for an unbelievable salt-crusted sear. A side of griddle roasted corn seasoned with garlic powder and unsalted butter provides the perfect burger companion.


Watch now at https://youtu.be/Ovon9ARZKco



Pork Belly - Sound of Flavor

If bacon were a butterfly, then pork belly would be the caterpillar.  Rubbed with a mix of spices before spending the night in the refrigerator so the flavors permeate the meat. Warmed to room temperature then baked at 350 degrees for 90 minutes. The sound of this sizzling pork belly will make you HUNGRY!


Watch now at https://youtu.be/inMS2DM1htg


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Cacciucco - POV Italian Cooking Episode 100

The aroma that emanates when making Cacciucco on the stove is only bested by the taste!  In episode 100 of POV Italian Cooking, I make Cacciucco, an Italian fish stew that originated in the coastal towns in the Tuscany and Liguria regions. The monkfish, red snapper, clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari in a bubbling broth of tomatoes, wine and fish stock is irresistible! 


Watch now at https://youtu.be/WJVfkE4YlyE


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How to clean and prepare mussels and clams

Seafood is common in Italian cuisine. This video demonstrates how to clean and prepare mussels and little neck clams for use in any seafood dish.

Watch now at https://youtu.be/5kPIez9L6_Y


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Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Who doesn’t love the sight and smell of Italian Sausages sizzling on a flat top griddle next to a mound of Peppers and Onions?   The sound of the griddle covered by the medley of peppers, sausages and shredded potatoes over ghee butter in this video will make you drool!  

Chicken & Broccoli - Sound of Flavor

The sight and sound of chicken breast and broccoli florets covered in Asian seasoning and simmering in soy sauce on the griddle. The smell of the soy and Asian spices fills the air as hunger builds and the food sears to perfection.

Chocolate Fig Banana Bread

If you want a truly decadent bread then make the Chocolate, Fig Banana Bread in this video. Every slice of this quick bread delivers a mix of flavors that partner together for a slice of heaven.  Watch episode 99 of POV Italian Cooking now!  https://youtu.be/WsFpoLtPy3Q

Fig Bread

There is nothing like the flavor of a hearty, slightly sweet quick bread infused with the magical flavor of figs.  See how I make Fig Bread that will light up your taste buds in episode 98 of POV Italian Cooking.  Watch now at https://youtu.be/M94mJWI9SXU

Crispy garlic butter parmesan smashed potatoes - Sound of Flavor

Crispy garlic butter parmesan smashed potatoes fresh out of the oven and still sizzling. The garlic aroma fills the house while these potatoes crisp under the broiler. The salty parmesan cheese increases the flavor for this outstanding side dish. Watch now at https://youtu.be/TOx9yGB1lV4

Teriyaki Shrimp - Sound of Flavor

A hot griddle with a coating of melted butter provides the perfect palate for sizzling shrimp that are slathered with teriyaki sauce.  The super hot griddle top sears the teriyaki on the shrimp. A quick toss ensures that the teriyaki coating completely encompasses this wonderful seafood. The sight and sound of the food cooking on the griddle in this video will turn your saliva glands into a waterfall! Watch now at https://youtu.be/gk7CpGy_wgU

Panzanella

This classic Italian bread and tomato salad manages to be fresh and summery, but still hearty enough to eat as a light supper or lunch.  Traditional panzanella, also called panmolle, is made with stale bread, ripe meaty tomatoes, cucumbers and a vinaigrette made from olive oil and ride wine vinegar.  See how I make my Panzanella in POV Italian Cooking episode 97. Watch now at https://youtu.be/TjO7h8Xu1is

Tuscan Style Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes make a great side dish and can be incredibly easy to make.  In this recipe, I make an incredibly flavorful but simple Tuscan Style Roasted Potatoes seasoned with rosemary and olive oil. This episode of POV Italian Cooking which was recorded over a year ago for a now defunct network. I’ve changed the recording style and upgraded equipment but wanted to share this “Lost Episode”.  Watch now at https://youtu.be/E7osWGb148g

Sound of Flavor - Hibachi Style Vegetables

When thinking of that wonderful sound of food sizzling on the grill, you may only be imagining a burger or steak.  More than meat can sizzle on the grill! These Hibachi-style vegetables of mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini and yellow squash, are sizzling on my flat top griddle and simmer even more when soy is added.  The aroma wafting from these wonderful hibachi-style vegetables was as incredible as the sound is to the ears!

Watch now at https://youtu.be/ECAGcLutRPg

Burst Tomato Sauce

A ripe cherry tomato is sweeter and higher in pectin than bigger tomatoes. This means that cherry tomatoes are ideal for creating flavorful, intense sauce in less time than larger tomatoes.  In this video, I use cherry tomatoes to make a Burst Tomato Sauce that only takes 15 minutes but still has a great dept of flavor.  The hot olive oil causes the cherry tomatoes to burst open producing a silky sauce.  This sauce combines with the garlic perfume to create an aroma that will fill your kitchen before mixing with pasta to fill your belly.

 

Watch now at https://youtu.be/Cuy17Kag9a4

Sound of flavor - Breakfast

The sound of flavor – a breakfast of white potato hash browns, sweet potato hash browns, sausage patties and scrambled eggs sizzling on a flat top griddle.  This video makes me hungry every time that I watch it! Watch now and see if you get hungry too. Watch now at https://youtu.be/JFuOYKqf_40

Simple Baked Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally complete vegetables and is also incredibly flavorful! When trying to find a simple to make side that pairs with nearly any Italian main dish, asparagus is often the best choice. In this video I show how to make an incredibly easy to make Bakes Asparagus.  This asparagus side dish takes a few minutes to prepare and then bakes for a very short time in the oven.

Watch now at https://youtu.be/44lj5Kiabvc

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Italian-Style Sous Vide Swordfish

A wide variety of seafood, including swordfish, is used throughout Italy and is most often prepared by grilling with light seasoning. The meat from swordfish is relatively firm and can be prepared in several different ways. In this episode, I use my sous vide to inject more flavor into this Italian-Style Swordfish dish.

 

This is the first of four lost episodes of POV Italian Cooking was recorded for a now defunct network, which I’m now releasing on YouTube.  I recorded this video about a year and a half ago and have since completely changed how I record my videos and have upgraded equipment.  Watch now at https://youtu.be/p9ngWMQFk0E

T-bone steaks with mushrooms & onions on Blackstone Griddle

My wife and I spent the July 4th holiday watch movies and taking it easy at home by ourselves. For dinner, I made t-bone steak with mushrooms and onions on my Blackstone Griddle. The mushrooms and onions were seasoned with pink himalayan sea salt, tuscan seasoning, butter and Pinot Grigio. The steaks were seasoned with course kosher salt, pepper and olive oil. Watch now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJy-38zLsc

Limoncello Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are light, air cookies made from egg whites that can be difficult to make.  I use the Limoncello that was made in an earlier episode to make the incredible meringue cookies in this video!  These Limoncello Meringue Cookies melt in your mouth releasing a lemon flavor that is addicting such that you may the entire batch in a single sitting. Watch now at https://youtu.be/TsS_8rXQkY4

Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Rabe Sauce pasta kit

Making dinner during the work week can be a challenge, so finding a shortcut can be helpful.  In this episode of POV Italian Cooking, I make an Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Rabe Sauce pasta kit from Italia Regina. This pasta kit only takes about 15 minutes to prepare but provides a flavor packed pasta dish. Watch at https://youtu.be/vwACMc191-k

Tuscan Chicken & Shrimp

A twist on a traditional Italian recipe can result in a healthy and quick to make dish.  The Tuscan Chicken and Shrimp recipe in this video has a wonderful aroma that will fill your kitchen followed by an amazingly flavorful dinner to fill your belly yet not expand your waistline.  Watch at https://youtu.be/m5teKA5kK3E

Eataly Walkthrough

Eataly is an Italian cuisine lover’s paradise!  If you haven’t been lucky enough to visit any of the 6 Eataly locations in the United States but wonder what items they have for sale, the different restaurants or delis, and how this amazing store is designed, then this video is for you.  I recorded this walkthrough of the Eataly Downtown during our recent trip to NYC. Watch now at https://youtu.be/PQbVY_B58Q8

Italian Beer Bread

Beer Bread is the easiest bread that you will ever make.  There is no need to worry about proofing, rising or shaping this bread.  Just mix together the ingredients, pour the dough into your favorite bread pan, cover it with butter and then bake.  This brown, buttery & chewy bread further excites your taste buds with a hint of flavor from your favorite beer! See how to make “Italian” Beer Bread in episode 92 of POV Italian Cooking. Watch now at https://youtu.be/d3UkU58FgzI

 

Tomato, Kale & Mushroom Frittata

A quick video where I share how to make a Tomato, Kale and Mushroom Frittata.  This video is from POV Italian Cooking and part of my quick shot video series.  Watch now at https://youtu.be/w2WODg5MBzI 

Semolina Pizza Dough

When thinking about Italian food, the two foods that first come into most people’s minds are pasta and pizza. The most important part of pizza is the dough which serves as a canvas on which to paint a cheesy, saucy masterpiece.  In this episode, I demonstrate how to make Semolina Pizza Dough and then use that dough to make Salad Pizza.  Watch Episode 90 of POV Italian Cooking now to see how to make a light, flavorful dough and a pizza covered with arugula, prosciutto and fresh tomatoes! Watch now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=739lmyoJfvQ 

Limoncello

Limoncello, developed in southern Italy along the Sorrentine Peninsula, is a delightful Italian lemon liqueur that is incredibly easy to make.  This perfect summer drink is made by soaking lemon peels in high proof alcohol then, after allowing sufficient time for the lemon peels to macerate, adding simple syrup. Everyone seems to have their own recipe for making limoncello and this video demonstrates the POV Italian Cooking version of limoncello. Watch now! https://youtu.be/TMga3i4-Yzg

Olive Tapenade Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a very popular Italian appetizer or antipasto that can come with a variety of toppings.  If you love olives, then the Olive Tapenade Bruschetta I make in this video is appetizer that you will definitely want to try.  The powerful flavor pops with an array of savory, briny goodness that pairs well with white wine as a lead in to any Italian dinner. Watch now at https://youtu.be/WaQJaKS2C0M

Baked Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family native to the Mediterranean region which may be why they pair so well with Italian food! Brussels sprouts can be intimidating to make for some but the recipe in this video is incredibly simple. See how to make Baked Brussels Sprouts in Episode 88 of POV Italian cooking. Watch now at https://youtu.be/LijJHT68QEk

Simple Red Sauce

You will never buy a jar of sauce again when you see how easy it is to make Simple Red Sauce in episode 85 of POV Italian Cooking.  This sauce is low in calories, easy to make and packed full of flavor!  In this video, I do make a large batch of the sauce so that some can be used to make a dish featured in an upcoming episode and to freeze the remaining sauce. Watch now at https://youtu.be/aZg8iCAJ7Hs

No Noodle Lasagna

Do you love lasagna and other Italian cuisine but are trying to avoid carbs & extra calories? If so, you will love the No Noodle Lasagna in the latest episode of POV Italian Cooking. The classic lasagna noodle is replaced by thin slices of zucchini, summer squash and eggplant to make a lasagna full of complementing flavors. Watch now to see how to make this Weight Watcher and vegetarian dish! Watch now at https://youtu.be/sRP1UddQFxs

Semolina Three Cheese Bread

Semolina Three Cheese Bread is a cheese and bread lover’s dream come true and packed into a loaf.  This phenomenal dough is packed with grated Parmigiano, shredded mozzarella and chunks of gruyere with the cheese to flour ratio favoring the tasty dairy ingredients.  This bread will elevate any meal, serve as an appetizer or is great eating as a snack.  If you make this bread one time I guarantee that it will become your favorite! Watch now at https://youtu.be/NelPw8g3fvQ

Pane in Cassetta (Bread in a Box)

Fill your kitchen with the aroma of baking bread while making Pane in Cassetta, or Bread in a Box.  This bread is the Italian version of white sandwich bread except it’s packed full of flavor. So, get your flour, yeast, sugar, butter and a few other ingredients ready and watch Episode 84 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/mBDSAvPiu5o

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Aqua Cotta (Cooked Water Soup)

Aqua Cotta, or Cooked Water Soup, is a rustic Italian peasant bread soup that’s recipe varies greatly by region and season.  This simple, satisfying and so inexpensive soup uses whatever vegetables are in season with water serving as the broth.  See how to make Aqua Cotta in Episode 83 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/hz6i5fpEzsM

Pane all Cioccolata (Chocolate Bread)

Pane all Cioccolata (Chocolate Bread) has the taste and texture that could be described as a dense chocolate croissant but not nearly as sweet. I will guarantee you that this bread will produce the most amazing chocolate aroma wafting from your oven! Pane alla Cioccolata (Chocolate Bread) is perfect as an after dinner snack but probably best in the morning when slightly warmed, covered with mascarpone cheese and paired with a strong coffee.  Joining me in this video is Atinuke Durojaiye, owner of PurH2O, where we use her pure water which does make the yeast more productive and improves the bread’s taste. Watch it now at https://youtu.be/tJbFQS5uXIg

Shrimp Puttanesca

It’s easy to enhance flavor of shrimp while pairing it with pasta in a single dish, Shrimp Puttanesca. This history of puttanesca sauce is interesting as it was developed in Naples by prostitutes to lure in potential customers who were hungry but also interested in other “services”.  See how to make Shrimp Puttanesca in Episode 81 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/1tHppV9igWM

Pane Siciliano (Sicilian Bread)

Pane Siciliano, or Sicilian Bread, is an amazing Italian artisan bread made with semolina flour that you can learn to make in this video. This bread resembles an “S” shape, known in Sicily as Occhi dei Santa Lucia, that is coated with sesame seeds.  The perfect crust surrounds a golden soft interior crumb with small, irregular holes. The beautiful shape and color combined with the unique nutty flavor that will impress your family or guests. Learn how to make Pane Siciliano (Sicilian Bread) in POV Italian Cooking Episode 80 at https://youtu.be/eB3PDQf_lxc

Prosciutto: Expedient Ingredient Episode 6

Italy has many great cured meats though many believe that prosciutto is the best. Prosciutto, technically a ham, is cured by a process that dates back to Roman times. Like many foods from Italy, the process for making prosciutto and taste varies slightly by region. Learn more about Prosciutto in Expedient Ingredient Episode 6 from POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/V4w0aPDxEA0

Pane di Como (Como Bread): POV Italian Cooking Episode 79

Pane di Como, or Como bread, is an artisan bread with a golden crust and chewy interior.  This bread originated in northern Italy where a wet dough was transformed into a now popular Italian hearth bread.  See how to make Pane di Como (Como Bread) in Episode 79 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/cT4Au9cvua4

Pasta e Fagioli: POV Italian Cooking Episode 78

Originally an Italian peasant dish but now an Italian-American comfort food, Pasta e Fagioli is fairly quick to make and packed with flavor. This dish is so popular that Dean Martin included it in a song when he sings “When the stars make you drool, just like pasta fazool, that's amore.” See how to make pasta and bean soup in Episode 78 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/bUXyQ2G4EEA

Candied Prosciutto: POV Italian Cooking Episode 77

Yes, prosciutto, which is the best of the Italian cured meats, can be made even better! Candied Prosciutto takes this popular Italian cold cut delicacy and makes it exponentially better.  See how to make Candied Prosciutto at https://youtu.be/DMU-GTVae1A

Italian Sub Bread: POV Italian Cooking Episode 76

The Italian Sub bread in this episode of POV Italian Cooking makes lovely sandwich loaves with a great texture that you just can’t get in a store.  This bread is easier to make then you may think but the taste and appearance will impress your family and friends.  See how to make Italian Sub Bread in episode 76 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/wi5WTGLGuRc

Ciabatta Bread: POV Italian Cooking Episode 75

Ciabatta bread, a classic Italian bread, was developed in response to the French Baguette that had spread across the country.  Ciabatta is Italian word meaning slipper which also describes the shape and thickness of the bread.  See how to make Ciabatta Bread in Episode 75 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/TzH7DEHlRcU

Negroni

The Negroni is a classic Italian mixed drink made from equal parts of three ingredients.  This Italian drink has a simple, crispy and bitter flavor making it a great cocktail. The Negroni is made from gin, sweet vermouth and Compari, is nearly impossible to foul up but, incredibly delicious. Watch episode 74 of POV Italian Cooking now at https://youtu.be/v46XYLMz1dw

Pane al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread)

Pane al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread) is an orange colored savory artisan bread that is packed full of flavor.  Sun-dried tomatoes combined with a small amount of sautéed garlic and shallots make for an incredible taste while also making for a visually stunning bread. See how to make Pane al Pomodoro (Tomato Bread) in episode 73 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/v_oCsQEGN4Q

Pane al Pesto - Pesto Bread

The inviting and intricate fragrances of baking bread and basil pesto combine to set an expectation that can only be met by a slice of Pesto Bread. This bread, with a brilliant green tint from the pesto, will impress your friends with the powerful burst of flavor and wonderful crust.  See how to make Pesto Bread in Episode 72 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/6lAHap9YONc

Turkey Bolognese

What to do with all that leftover Christmas turkey?  Don’t waste the turkey that took you hours to prepare!  Transform the traditional American Christmas turkey leftovers into an amazing Italian dish by making Turkey Bolognese!  See how to use your leftover turkey in Episode 71 of POV Italian Cooking. 

 

Watch now at https://youtu.be/u455K1_oDVc

Coccodrillo Bread

Coccodrillo (Crocodile) Bread is a type of Italian ciabatta bread that comes from a wet dough made with semolina durum flour. This is a difficult bread as the dough is wet making it hard to handlej and a long rise. However, this bread is worth the challenges because it is incredible! The bread has a great crust and is packed full of flavor coming from a small number of ingredients.

See how to make Coccodrillo Bread at https://youtu.be/pwKh9ZsBqPY

Baked Zucchini and Squash

This recipe may be the perfect side dish: Baked Zucchini and Squash.  This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare, has only a few seasonings and comes out of the oven in just 20 minutes.  Finally, this side also pairs with a huge array of main courses.  See how to make Baked Zucchini and Squash in episode 68 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/ZVple5NOks0

Sous Vide Ribeye with Fig Reduction

The coupling of a perfectly cooked ribeye with the flavor of red wine makes for a perfect dinner.  Using a sous vide to cook a ribeye ensures that any aspiring home chef keeps this dinner perfect by cooking a flawless medium steak without the possibility of overcooking the centerpiece of this dish.  Adding layers of flavor to the perfectly cooked ribeye increases the culinary experience to an event rather than just an average dinner.  In this video I pair a perfectly cooked and seared ribeye with a reduction of figs, chianti and balsamic vinegar that will provide your nose and palate with an experience you won’t soon forget.

Watch how I use my sous vide to prepare a perfectly cooked ribeye that I complement with a fig, chianti and balsamic reduction in Episode 67 of POV Italian Cooking at https://youtu.be/uH2QSPnwN3k

San Marzano Tomatoes: Expedient Ingredient Episode 5

Italian cuisine purists say that there is no replacement for the San Marzano Tomatoes.  The perfect mix of weather and the volcanic soil provided by Mount Vesuvius gives the San Marzano tomato it’s undeniably original texture and flavor.  Learn about the San Marzano Tomato in the latest edition of Expedient Ingredient at https://youtu.be/DMH1m4XIbSs

Zucchini Boats - POV Italian Cooking Episode 66

Zucchini Boats are the low-calorie alternative to pizza.  These zucchini boats are made with ground turkey, cherry tomatoes and a homemade red sauce.  This is another Weight Watcher recipe that stays true to the Italian spice palette yet keeps points low.  Definitely give this recipe a try!

Watch now at https://youtu.be/zy_rghTiPnc

Rosemary - Expedient Ingredient Episode 4

Rosemary, a fragrant herb that was considered sacred to ancient Romans and Greeks, is now commonly used in Italian cuisine.  Learn the history, medicinal uses and culinary uses of Rosemary in Episode 4 of Expedient Ingredient from POV Italian Cooking. Watch now at https://youtu.be/SsUSstRpDF4

Weight Watcher Chicken Marsala

A rich brown sauce made with Marsala wine that envelopes the chicken and infuses the mushrooms forms a mouthwatering dish that tantalizes your taste buds in this episode of POV Italian Cooking.  This video features a Weight Watcher version of Chicken Marsala that replaces several key ingredients with a low-calorie alternative without compromising the flavor.

This chicken marsala has only 4 Smart Points per 4 ounces of chicken with the sauce and mushrooms.  The points are kept at a minimum by replacing the heavy cream with cornstarch to serve as the thickening agent.

Watch now at https://youtu.be/4oR_1_ETnEE

Grilled Muffuletta

Grilled Muffuletta (sometimes spelled Muffaletta) is my spin on the traditional Muffuletta sandwich that was developed by Italian immigrants in New Orleans. The term 'Muffuletta' refers both to the traditional bread that is used and the olive tapenade that tops this sandwich.

 

Watch now at https://youtu.be/wc2b23_V0Jk

 

 
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