CiaoItalia.com – Traditional Italian Recipes
If you are feeling blue about Tony Soprano (it’s been almost a year now…) and feel awkward discussing it in your therapy, consider taking a look at CiaoItalia.com, a great source for traditional and regional Italian food: it won’t bring the series back, granted, but at least you’ll celebrate in proper manner and have a great meal.
CiaoItalia.com is Mary Ann Esposito’s homepage, a very famous Italian-american chef, TV show host and book author who, mind, actually taught Martha Stewart some tricks. The site is very nicely designed and useful, and you can find lots of easy, sophisticated, healthy and quick recipes to enjoy on your own, with friends or family. You can search for different courses and preparations, like pasta, meat, rice, soups, appetizers, etc. or explore the wine sections for free (however only a limited selection is available); premium paid membership allows users to have full access to the recipe box, enter draws and contests and have the chance to meet the lady behind it all. Also very interesting about the site is the gardening section, where you’ll learn to grow your own vegetables, spices and herbs to prepare the most traditional dishes with the freshest ingredients. If you want to continue exploring the Italian culture, take a look at the ‘travel’ section to discover some great travelling tips and tricks from an experienced traveler like Ms. Esposito, or actually travel with her in an gourmet excursion to the Piedmont region once a year.