Italian food is soul food to me. It is wonderful food with the flavors of garlic, tomatoes, butter, basil, and the different types of cheeses. Ahh can’t you feel the pounds just adding on? I know I can. In fact, one of my favorite restaurants is Maggiano’s Little Italy. If you have never been there, you should make it a priority and go. My favorite Italian dish is…..all of them. Except Tiramisu. Can you believe it?! I am not that big of a fan of Tiramisu. I am not sure what it is, it just doesn’t do it for me. In fact, anything or most things with Italian Cream isn’t my favorite thing.
In any case, I really enjoy making Italian food and I really wanted to make an easy authentic Italian dish. I don’t have cable and now and then I can catch her show on PBS. Do you know who I am talking about? I’m talking about Lidia Bastianich! She has her own show called Lidia’s Italy. It is awesome. She makes wonderful authentic Italian food. If you want to make something quick and easy, I recommend making the Chicken Trombino. It is simple and wonderful. I made it with a side of sautéd asparagus. Oh, and did I mention I had a nice glass of wine along with it? If you like sweet and sparkly, you should try Scagliola Moscato d’Asti. It is awesome!