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Shut Up and Mangia!, Issue #115 - Savory Polenta
June 06, 2014

"If somebody ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta never talk to them again. You don't need that negativity in your life."

Deliciously creamy polenta served with a nice ragu or sausage is perfect for a family meal. Enjoy! Mangia Italiano!

Savory Polents

Characterizing this Savory Polenta as Italian peasant food has dramatically changed over the years. The simplicity and versatility of this Northern Italian staple now graces the menus of many fine dining establishments.

The history of polenta expresses the history of the Italian people. It is a very ancient dish that was once made with grains or chickpeas before the introduction of corn in the late 1700's. Even though bread was widely available in Ancient Rome, polenta was still widely consumed in either a soft creamy form............. Read More

Eat Like An Italian

Very proud to announce my new paperback "Eat Like an Italian" will be released around mid June. This book will contain most of our old favorites plus many new recipes. Official release will be announced through our newsletterm "Shut Up and Mangia", and our Facebook page. Again thank you for your support. Without you we would not exist.

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Phillip J. Speciale

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