Tag: tomatoes

Green bean pasticcio (Pasticcio di fagiolini verdi)

An Italian pasticcio is a baked dish of vegetables, meat or pasta that is bound together with béchamel sauce, eggs and cheese. It can either be turned out like a pie or served straight from the baking dish. This tasty version contains well-cooked green beans and is based on a Marcella […]

 

Tomato risotto

Today we travel to the Lombardy region of Northern Italy for a tasty tomato risotto. Tomatoes were introduced into Europe from the New World in the sixteenth century. Initially viewed with suspicion, the Italians were the first to use and appreciate them. In France they became known as pomme d’amore […]