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Mamma mia! That is usually the reaction I get from those who eat my stuffed pasta shells or my tiramisù. However, that is always my reaction every time I look at a poster of the Italian National Soccer Team.
From food to soccer, Italians have a zest for life, enjoying everything to its fullest. We are warm and giving, and we love to share our home, food and stories. I am proud of my heritage and at any given moment will gladly shower my growing up in the Italian culture with whoever is interested.
I have assembled links to various Italian organizations. I hope you will find them as enjoyable and enlightening as I have.
This is a Sicilian dish that can be eaten over Italian sausage or toasted Italian sliced bread. You can even pour it over pasta. I make a double batch for family gatherings during the holidays.
*I skip this process to lower salt content. I go straight to cubing eggplant.
**If you desire a spicier taste, add red pepper flakes.
Please note: There are many variations of La Caponata, depending on the area of Sicily. You can add any vegetable you'd like, or you can slice cooked Italian sausage into the mix and pour it over the pasta of your choice.
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