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Shut Up and Mangia!, Issue #015 = Easter
March 22, 2008
‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Welcome to the Easter issue of "Shut Up and Mangia!". Easter week is celebrated in many diverse ways across Italy. Each region specializes in specific dishes to celebrate the Holy Day. Like here, Easter Sunday begins with mass and then the rest of the day is spent feasting with family and friends.
Over twenty-five years ago my family celebrated Easter with a special dish my Grandmother brought back from her home town of Aragona, Sicily. Taganu D’Aragona, as it’s called, is a complicated and time consuming dish made with pasta, cheese, eggs, meat and gravy.
This year I attempted this dish for the first time and it turned out very well. The taste brought back memories of a lifetime. So to celebrate Easter this year I would like to share this traditional family favorite with everyone else. Cousins and other family members have been asking for this recipe for sometime. Also included in this newsletter is a link to my Easter bread recipe which is a special treat for the whole family.
Have a great Easter!
Great Chicago Italian Recipes is dedicated to adding new and traditional Italian recipes for your enjoyment. The site is getting bigger and better with the “The Italian Grocer“ and “The Great Italian Music Store“ for your convenience.
Don’t forget to add your personal family recipes by contacting me through my “Share Recipes“ section. Just send me one of your favorite recipes and I’ll post it immediately for all the world to see.
The Best Restaurants for Easter brunch
These restaurants are definitely four great places for Easter Sunday.
The Best Easter Cookbooks
If my recipes aren’t enough you may what to check out a few of these cookbooks for a great Easter dinner.
Easter Cooking (Children's Cooking)
Easter Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family
Great Easter Sites
Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about Easter can be found at Kids Turn Central.com and Holidays.net. These two sites have everything you need to create a great holiday.
Great Easter Recipes
Here are the two recipes for the Taganu D'Aragona and the Easter Bread. The Tagano recipe also contains recipes for a simple gravy and meatballs. Both are needed to complete the dish. I hope you and your family enjoy these dishes as much as we do.
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Take Care and have a Great Easter,
Phillip J. Speciale
Great Chicago Italian Recipes.com
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