Warm summer evenings call for casual gatherings among friends and family. From large shared platters to individual entrees, these recipes will impress and delight!
This category showcases all of the main dish recipes featured on our Sip and Feast Food Blog and YouTube channel, from quick recipes like White Pizza to heartier meals such as Porchetta Roast or Authentic Italian Meatballs – there is plenty of choice here!
James began cooking early on as his grandmother’s culinary right hand. Later in life he realized his higher calling and dedicated himself to creating recipes he knew would please his grandma, all without leaving home! These easy recipes will keep your guests talking for hours over tasty dishes like super hearty beef braciole with raisins and pine nuts and comforting pasta alla Norma; all can be easily made without needing outside assistance! All recipes here can also be prepared from within your own home!
Here is a collection of recipes for main course dishes typically enjoyed with wine or cocktails at dinner time. From quick recipes such as Chicken & Rice with Lemon to comforting Italian classics such as Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara or hearty Porchetta Roast, this category of sip and feast recipes offers something suitable for every event and every celebration. Here you will find recipes for meat and seafood including pork, beef, lamb and fish as well as pasta dishes that can be prepared using spaghetti, penne, rigatoni or other shapes. Most recipes are quick, flavorful, and can be prepared ahead of time, making hosting social nights with friends as stress-free as possible. Simply set up a simple shared table and provide everyone with large platters full of food! Have fun!
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While the definition of pasta may be subjective, it can generally be defined as a mixture of unleavened wheat flour, water and eggs that has been formed into shapes before drying or keeping fresh for consumption. Pasta has long been one of the pantry essentials, thanks to its adaptability with various sauces and ingredients from around the globe for culinary versatility.
Pasta is an iconic part of Italian (and now American) cuisine and, although often considered unhealthy and taboo for many fad diet enthusiasts, can still provide tasty nutrition as part of a balanced diet plan. When eaten responsibly and moderately.
James is a New York City chef who loves creating recipes his grandmother would approve of. Jim takes great pride in cooking with love and respect for the cuisine that has helped shaped his culture, and passionately shares this food through his blog and YouTube channel.
From crescent-shaped stuffed pasta and crescent-shaped ravioli, to woven lasagna and risotto pancakes, these gourmet Italian recipes will surely please. They hail from the descendants of millions of Italian immigrants who arrived in cities like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago between the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Recipes in this collection reflect that vibrant heritage, from familiar family favorites reimagined for modern tastes to comforting dishes that celebrate both tradition and innovation. While they remain grounded in history, they also embrace a future that reflects both immigrant assimilation and American identity complexities.
Family dinners of simple homestyle fare can become festive with the addition of festive dishes like fried calamari and paper-thin lemon slices dredged in Pernod-spiked batter and served with an aioli-based dipping sauce. A festive gnochetti with sausage and broccolini is sure to be the star attraction on Christmas Eve as part of its Feast of Seven Fishes tradition.