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While we're making Limoncello anyway…why not also try making a different "cello?" Using ruby-red grapefruit and blood oranges too? So we did!

750 mL bottle of 190-proof Everclear
4-1/2 c simple syrup
12 lemons - for Limoncello ( OR )
6 blood oranges - for Arancello Rosso ( OR )
3 large ruby red grapefruits - for Pompelmocello
Nutritions

Calories
5518

Sodium
40mg
1% DV

Fat
121g
186% DV

Protein
43g
87% DV

Carbs
1159g
394% DV

Fiber
47g
190% DV
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Cacio e Pepe. Cheese, pasta, pepper, and salt. Your new favorite pasta will be ready to go, with a glass of Frascati, in 25 minutes.

1/2 lb linguine pasta
1-1/2 c Pecorino Romano ( freshly grated )
2 tsp whole tellicherry peppercorns ( cracked )
1/3 c pasta water
Salt
2
Nutritions

Calories
917

Sodium
2863mg
119% DV

Fat
58g
90% DV

Protein
73g
147% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

It's February 7th and that can only mean one thing: It's Fettuccine Alfredo Day. To celebrate this wonderful culinary invention, I'll share my own Fettuccine Alfredo dish, using heavy cream instead of butter.

1 lb shrimp
1 tsp lemon juice
3 slices bacon ( cooked and chopped )
8 oz fettuccine pasta
1 c cherry tomatoes ( halved )
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 small shallot - or onion
1 c heavy cream
1/2 c flat leaf parsley ( chopped )
1 Tbsp sage ( chopped )
1 tsp hot chili pepper flakes
1/4 c Parmigiano Reggiano ( freshly grated )
1/4 c Pecorino Romano ( freshly grated )
1 tsp salt and pepper, each
2-4
Nutritions

Calories
960

Sodium
2465mg
102% DV

Fat
72g
111% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

It's called Barchiglia and it's a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

Ingredients for Pastry:
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized pieces
1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp lemon zest
Ingredients for Almond Filling:
1 c blanched almonds
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of kosher salt
1 c Marmellata di Pere
Ingredients for Marmellata di Pere, Pear Preserves - this makes enough to have leftovers:
3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
1/4 c lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz dark chocolate, 60 to 65% cacao - coarsely chopped
12
Nutritions

Calories
3771

Sodium
482mg
20% DV

Fat
217g
334% DV

Protein
51g
102% DV

Carbs
354g
120% DV

Fiber
51g
206% DV

Aperol Spritz is a popular cocktail in Italy! It's tasty, refreshing and vibrant orange hue that is sure to light up your toasts. With only three ingredients this is cocktail recipeis easy to whip up and enjoy with friends just like the Italian tradition of meeting friends for an after-work Spritz!

3 oz Brut prosecco
2 oz Aperol
1 oz club soda
1 orange
1
  • Pour the prosecco into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  • Add the Aperol and orange slices wheel, and top with club soda.

See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
490

Sodium
94mg
3% DV

Fat
6g
9% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
127g
43% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

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