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We’re talking about cooking with wine in honor of our Vino Italiano Menu. Last week we did a post on cooking with red wine, and shared our Marinara Sauce recipe with you. This week, we’re switching gears to white wine. White wines are normally used to lighten and crisp dishes that are sautéed, fried or […]

Cooking With Red Wine

For centuries, Italians have cooked with wine to enhance and accent the flavors of their favorite dishes. Now with Carrabba’s new Vino Italiano Menu, you can enjoy the rich flavors that this traditional Italian cooking technique brings out in new ways. Like Italians, we believe cooking with wine is essential – it’s just what you […]

Pomodoro Sauce

There’s nothing quite like a simple and delicious tomato sauce. Below is the recipe for our Pomodoro Sauce, a Mama Mandola specialty that all of our restaurants make in-house. This sauce has a slight sweet flavor because we use whole canned tomatoes, which are packed at the height of ripeness. Try it at home, and […]

Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a popular espresso-flavored Italian dessert that fittingly translates to “pick-me-up.” Our chefs make a new batch of this delicious dessert every day, and we’re going to break it all down for you layer by layer with Chef Jay. We start our Tiramisu by blending our housemade espresso with a liqueur mixture of rum, […]

Pasta Shapes

Boiling pasta. It seems so simple, and it actually is, but there are secrets to making it perfect every time. A lot of you in our Facebook Chat expressed your longing for the perfect pot of pasta so we’ve brought it to you here, step by step. Let’s first start with the water. The rule […]

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Prosciutto is a salted, dry-cured ham that adds a delicately delicious Italian flavor to almost any dish. When it comes to using prosciutto, the thickness of this meat has the biggest impact on its flavor. If it’s not sliced thin enough, it will taste overwhelmingly salty. If you’re going to get it sliced fresh at […]