Napoli Soul Food: Simply Delicious Everyday Tomato Sauce

Despite that tomatoes were only introduced to Italy in the mid-16th century, tomato sauce, or la salsa di pomodoro, is another staple of cucina povera, which literally translates to poor kitchen – peasant food. The first recipe for tomato-sauce-topped pasta and pizza appeared in 1779 in Antonio Nebbia’s cookbook Il Cuoco Maceratese. Today, the humble tomato sauce is ubiquitous, not…

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Napoli Soul Food: Vegan Casatiello or Neapolitan Stuffed Easter Bread

Easter is all about rebirth, yet it is celebrated with completely unnecessary killing and suffering of non-human animals; we have no good reason to inflict such violence, other than our palate pleasure. This recipe reclaims Easter by celebrating all animal life and demonstrating that palate pleasure and peace can coexist beautifully. After the traditional period…

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