A classic cucumber and tomato salad with sliced onions, oil, vinegar and lots of fresh basil.
A not-quite Caesar salad with roasted artichokes, crispy pinto beans, bagel croutons and an anchovy and red wine vinegar dressing.
Butternut squash and spiced ground beef with plenty of fresh basil and mint.
Crispy and delectable fried squash blossoms stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese and some crunchy fried sage leaves to go with.
A recipe for quick 20 minute Italian sausage and beans with a silky tomato sauce.
Grilled bread rubbed with garlic, a generous smear of sun-dried tomato purée, whipped ricotta and topped with crisp fried basil.
Fried chicken cutlet sandwiches with sharp provolone, broccoli rabe and peppadews.
Escarole soup with porchetta sausage filled with lots of garlic and rosemary, from Giunta’s at the Reading Terminal Market in Philly.
A baked eggplant parmigiana with layers upon layers of lightly fried, paper thin eggplant, crispy fried sage and plenty of cheese.
A super refreshing jackfruit and spinach smoothie bowl topped with banana, mango, coconut, pitaya and mint.
I grew up eating these pickled eggs and beets my grandmom made.