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Recipes from Simple Italian Cookery, by Antonia Isola, 1912, Harper and Brothers. This was the first Italian cookbook published in the United States. The recipes are straightforward, and fun!

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  • MEAT SAUCE
    on Feb 1, 2008 in SAUCES
    Put into a saucepan one pound of beef and one-half an onion chopped up with three ounces of lard, some parsley, salt, pepper, one clove, and a very small slice of ham. Fry these over a hot fire for a few moments, moving them continually, and when the...
  • Italian Recipe: ROUX FOR SAUCES
    on Sep 27, 2007 in SAUCES
    Roux is necessary to thicken and give body to sauces. Put one tablespoon of flour and one of butter into a saucepan and cook until the flour has lost any raw taste. Then put the saucepan on the back of the stove and add slowly the stock or milk, one...
  • TOMATO SAUCE NO. 2
    on Sep 27, 2007 in SAUCES
    Mince one-quarter of an onion, one-half a stalk of celery, a few leaves of sweet basil, and a bunch of parsley up fine. Add one-half cup of olive-oil, a pinch of salt and one of pepper, and cut eight or nine tomatoes into slices. Boil until the sauce...
  • A Simple Roux for Italian Sauces
    on Sep 27, 2007 in SAUCES
    Roux is necessary to thicken and give body to sauces. Put one tablespoon of flour and one of butter into a saucepan and cook until the flour has lost any raw taste. Then put the saucepan on the back of the stove and add slowly the stock or milk, one...
  • Italian Recipe: STRING-BEANS WITH TOMATOES
    on Sep 26, 2007 in VEGETABLES
    Take some young string-beans, cut off the ends, and string them. Wash them in cold water, drain, and while still wet put them into a baking-dish with some good olive-oil, some chopped onion and parsley, salt, and pepper. Put the dish on the fire with...
  • LITTLE FILETS "ALLA NAPOLITANA"
    on Mar 27, 2007 in MEATS
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  • ITALIAN SALAD
    on Mar 27, 2007 in SALADS
    Cut one carrot and one turnip into slices, and cook them in boiling soup. When cold, mix them with two cold boiled potatoes and one beet cut into strips. Add a very little chopped leeks or onion, pour some sauce, "Lombarda" (see Sauces), over th
  • HOT WINE
    on Mar 27, 2007 in DESSERTS
    Put into the saucepan one pint of red or white wine, the first preferred. Add two heaping tablespoons of sugar, a piece of rind of lemon or orange, and a small stick of cinnamon. Put it onto the fire and stir until the sugar is dissolved. When the wi...
  • MEAT WITH RIBBON MACARONI
    on Mar 27, 2007 in MEATS
    Take a piece of ham fat, one finger high and four fingers wide, chop up fine with a piece of onion, piece of celery, piece of carrot, and put into a saucepan. Take three-quarters of a pound of meat, either lamb, veal, beef, or fresh pork, cut it into...
  • SWEETBREADS
    on Mar 27, 2007 in MEATS
    Parboil the sweetbreads, then cook them with one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of stock. When cooked cut them into smallish pieces, season with pepper, chopped-up parsley, and one tablespoon of lemon, then roll them in flour; dip into egg a...
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