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Burrata Pesto Burger

  Ingredients 1 pound ground chicken ½ teaspoon salt plus pinch of salt, divided 2 tablespoons pesto 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese Salad 4 Large heirloom tomatoes (2 ½ pounds) Fleur de sel or kosher salt 1 tsp dried oregano ¼ cup torn fresh basil leaves plus additional whole leaves for […]

Salami – Mozzarella Calzone

Ingredients 2 large eggs ¼ cup chopped parsely 1 tsp grated lemon zest ¼ pound mozzarella cheese Extra virgin olive oil 1 13.8-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough ¼ pound deli-sliced salami, cut into thin strips 1 ½ cups giardiniera, drained ¼ pound sliced provolone cheese Directions Place baking sheet upside down in oven and preheat […]

Puree di Patate Con Ricotta

Puree di Patate Con Ricotta (Ricotta Mashed Potatoes) adapted from Feb 2017 issue of Fra Noi 2 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes 2 tsp salt (divided) 1 1/2 cups fresh buffalo ricotta 1/2 cup whole milk 3 tbsp butter 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Boil them […]


Winter Caprese Salad

Winter Caprese Salad Adapted from: YIELD Makes 8 servings INGREDIENTS 12 plum tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic 6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 6 cups fresh basil leaves, plus a few leaves for garnish 4 tablespoons pine nuts 8 large […]

Beet and Arugula Salad with Marinated Burrata

At G.E.B., his eclectic Chicago bistro, Elliot creates casual dishes that usually feature just three main components. For this very simple salad, he updates a classic combination of roasted beets and arugula by adding burrata (cream-filled mozzarella) marinated in olive oil and herbs. INGREDIENTS 8 ounces burrata (see Note) 1⁄2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1⁄2 teaspoon […]

Robiola and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Serves 4 Ingredients:  1 loaf rustic Italian bread or sourdough baguette , cut into 16 slices 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic , very finely minced 4 ounces robiola cheese 6 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto 1 pound plum tomatoes , chopped 1 small red onion , minced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh […]