Fried Zucchini Fritters Recipe (Frittelle di Zucchine)

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The much-anticipated zucchini fritters recipe is finally here and it’s an especially good one! Zucchini fritters, or Frittelle di Zucchine as they’re called in Calabria, are one of our favorite ways to use up the abundance of zucchini we accumulate each summer. The funny thing is we don’t grow zucchini. We just keep buying and … Read more

Fried Artichoke Hearts Recipe (Carciofi Fritti)

After Holiday season there’s one thing we particularly look forward to eating and that’s fried artichoke hearts (carciofi fritti). Everyone in Italy seems to be making artichokes on social right now. And well, it’s because artichokes are literally everywhere. Artichoke Season in the Northern Hemisphere Artichoke season in the northern hemisphere is from February to … Read more

Patate e Peperoni Recipe AKA Patate e Pipi (Potatoes and Bell Peppers)

Patate e Peperoni Recipe Patate e Peperoni, Sardella, N’duja, Fressurata, Pasta al Forno, Parmigiana, Vrasciole. These are the foods we think of when someone says the word Calabria. But let’s be clear, Patate e Peperoni is at the top of that list. Patate e Peperoni translates to potatoes and peppers. However, you might see this … Read more

Best Italian Fried Meatballs (Vrasciole)

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These are the best Italian fried meatballs and in Calabria they’re called vrasciole. Italians love meatballs including them in soups, pasta al forno, and more. In south Italy, they usually boil meatballs in soup or fry them in olive oil. What Are Italian Meatballs? Italian meatballs are usually made with lean ground beef, parmigiano reggiano, … Read more