Happy Holidays Everyone!
It is quite cold here in Southern California and as I had a cold as well I thought to make this warm comforting soup for you, Zuppa con Lenticchie e Pomodori (Italian Lentil and Tomato Soup) . This is an easy to make and hearty soup that only needs a few ingredients and just a bit of cooking time (about one hour). Here is what you’ll need: One pound of lentils, one an of crushed tomatoes, one container of chicken broth, 3 spring onions, 6 large carrots, one bulb of garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Give the short video a watch and let me know how yours turned out. Happy New Year!!
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Music: Agustin Barrios Mangore’s Waltzes, Op 8
With only a few more weeks of summer left, Generoso decided to end the week with the bright, delicious taste of the classic dish, chicken scallopini. Super easy and quick to make, this chicken (pork or veal is fine as well without altering the other ingredients in the recipe) with its light summery sauce should make any hot night come alive. You will need 24 oz of chicken breast, 1/4 cup of white wine, 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 2 tablespoons of capers, olive oil, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and rotini pasta (or any non-thread pasta of your choosing). Please let us know how yours turns out and enjoy!
Music: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, S.244:2 by Franz Liszt
This dish is a must in the Fierro household as Lily has admitted on many an occasion that she “could and will eat this several days a week without a complaint.” This class Italian dish of course comes from Bologna and its first appearance is said to be around 1891. Spaghetti Bolognese first made its appearance here in Somerville for Lily in 2011, and it has been a blast to make ever since. It is a fast dish (taking less than 2 hours to make from prep to plate) and you will only need the following ingredients to make more than enough for six people: Two boxes of spaghetti, one pound of fatty ground pork, one pound of fatty ground beef, four large carrots, a can of tomato puree, a bulb of garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and olive oil. No need to write this down, I will show you how to make this step by step below. Let’s me know how yours has come out! Music from Giulio Regondi’s “Etude no. 6” and then Tommaso Giordani’s “Guitar Sonata in Cm.”
Have you ever eaten veal marsala and thought…I wonder if Generoso could teach me how to make veal marsala. And then did your mind wander and thought…If only Generoso could be in his hot little kitchen, sweating profusely, wearing the same apron he uses when he spray-paints positive messages on the seats in the back of the bus. Well, your thoughts are my command as I show you how to make this tasty sweet Italian dish using just the right inexpensive ingredients. Let me know how yours turns out in the comments below! Music supplied by Boccherini because he owed me a favor. His Concerto for Cello and Orchestra In B flat Major.
What does radio DJ Generoso know about everyone’s favorite Italian soup, minestrone? Well, he sure does eat a lot of it, and his momma taught him out to make it so he wouldn’t be penniless from eating out every night. Completely vegetarian (even vegan if you can avoid covering it in romano cheese like Generoso does) and outrageously delicious! Video is 13 minutes in length. Music supplied by famed non-Italian, Antonín Leopold Dvořák!
Learn how to make Thit Nuong Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Rolls) from an actual live Vietnamese person! Lily will show you step by step, how to make these yummy treats from the market to the table and Generoso will just watch in amazement and confusion while saying stupid crap. Enjoy!