The Italian Art of Living
June 17, 2010 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Sit back and enjoy the many Italian recipes Great Chicago Italian has to offer. This site will provide you with a culinary adventure into the world of Italian food and wine. Choose from poultry, beef, vegetables, pasta, and sooo much more. Looking to finish off that perfect meal? Try Adriana's Italian Gourmet Cookies. posted by netbros (15 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I was excited to see the Italian beef recipe, until this:

Slice beef thin on a meat slicer. If you don't have a slicer, get one.

Well, maybe another time.
posted by ignignokt at 3:02 PM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thanks for this. I looked at a few recipes; the Rigatoni w/ Sausage Cream Sauce even had a recipe for the sausage (bulk). Bookmarked.
posted by JABof72 at 3:12 PM on June 17, 2010

i might have to have a dinner party!
posted by msconduct at 3:20 PM on June 17, 2010

RE 1st link: He calls tomato sauce "gravy".

Go straight to Italian Food Forever. That's real Italian cooking.
posted by L'OM at 3:33 PM on June 17, 2010

I have an unbearable craving for pignoli cookies right now.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:58 PM on June 17, 2010

No beef recipe is complete without a recipe for giardiniera.

(That recipe is the result of googling; my family has our own recipe, thank you very much.)
posted by quadrilaterals at 4:03 PM on June 17, 2010 [2 favorites]

Great Chicago Italian Recipes
"The Italian Art of Living"

You know, people's constant need to define what they do as "the art of" is really fucking annoying. "The art of fabric stain removal." "The art of VCR repair."

The art of living? Seriously?
posted by nathancaswell at 4:09 PM on June 17, 2010

gravy and sauce are synonyms and interchangeable. i know several old school italian chefs that call their sauces gravy. i would defend the chicago site as it offers many straight-forward dishes that are within the skills of non-professional cooks. as a professional chef, i have bookmarked a few of them myself.
posted by kitchenrat at 4:13 PM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

umm, nathan, you haven't been to italy, have you?
posted by kitchenrat at 4:16 PM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

i like to sleep and i'm very fucking good at it... that doesn't mean im gonna start a blog called "the art of sleeping"
posted by nathancaswell at 4:19 PM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

RE 1st link: He calls tomato sauce "gravy".

Gravy is what Italian grandmothers make on Sunday.

Thanks for these links. I do a lot of the cooking in the ozzy household, and I do it mostly by feel, these days, but it's nice to see recipes for ideas of which sorts of things might go together nicely. The mrs does most of the baking (the sweet sort, anyway), and she's been on a biscotti kick since Christmastime. And I would really enjoy these biscotti.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:46 PM on June 17, 2010

RE 1st link: He calls tomato sauce "gravy".

Yeah, fuck that noise...they'll also call any shape pasta "macaroni." Do they not know what words MEAN? /sarcasm
posted by piratebowling at 6:49 PM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

What pairs with Schlitz?
posted by klangklangston at 8:27 PM on June 17, 2010

What pairs with Schlitz?

posted by inigo2 at 2:49 AM on June 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

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