Boston's North End is famous for it's Italian markets, restaurants and saint's day weekend festivals and I miss it so much! I was thrilled to find "The North End Italian Cookbook" by Marguerite Buonopane.
My favorite dinner party soup! Cooking the dried mushrooms for 4 hours produces an intense flavor that cannot be achieved with fresh mushrooms. The onions and butter (don't skimp) transform the broth into a rich, enchanting and elegant first course soup. Don't be concerned with the cooking time, this is a simple and very easy to make soup. Prep time does not include soaking overnight.
The Mediterranean version of the ever popular Mexican layered dip. Instead of using garlic salt, I mix a large clove of pressed garlic with the hummus. Serve with toasted pita, flat bread or tortilla chips.
Boneless chicken breasts rolled around a filling of fresh spinach leaves, garlic-herb cheese, roasted red peppers and chopped walnuts. Bake, chill, slice and serve cold for an easy, gourmet appetizer. Recipe compliments of Aloutte. Posted by request. Can be served hot as a main course.
An elegant version of an old favorite. Egg yolk combined with avocado, garlic and Tabasco - topped with smoked salmon and black pepper. They can also be used as a garnish for summer dishes. You can substitute tiny canned shrimp for the salmon.