Italian Cooking & Language Blog

Fare La Scarpetta means to wipe your plate clean with a piece of bread.

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Buono! Answers to your Italian cooking questions

Buono! A New Series

I’ve heard from a lot of friends that they don’t cook, but they want to. There are all kinds of reasons why: They say they have trouble figuring out fancy recipes, or, they don’t want to buy a lot of ingredients they’ll never use again. Or maybe they just think it is too hard. Some have kids and are afraid of spending too much money and time on something that the kids won't eat.  

I’m convinced that cooking doesn’t have to be hard. Nope. It can be easy and buono!, which means good! in Italian. As in, “That tastes goooood!” The best part is that you can cook exactly what you want to eat when you prepare it yourself.

In this new and periodic series of blog posts, I’ll take reader questions about Italian recipes, practice cooking them and then share a recipe, tips and the outcome. I’m happy to take any question, from the simple to the complicated. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll ask around, research it and see what I can find out for you.

Email me any time with your question or curiosity about an Italian meal: ChloeMiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

I promise to answer you. (Please recognize that since I only post once a week, it might take a little while for the answer to appear.) 

Buono! posts:

Kale risotto (kale soup & rice)

Pasta sauces:
Bolognese sauce (meat sauce)
Carbonara sauce (creamy white sauce with pork)
Penne alla Vodka (creamy and spicy red sauce with vodka)
Pasta alle Vongole (pasta with clams in a white sauce)