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TAI: Traditional, Authentic Italian 

Sunday Sauce (or Gravy)

Some call it sauce. Some call it gravy. But it is a Sunday tradition for most Italians. You'll need:

  • Olive Oil - Enough to coat pan.

  • 2 - 28 oz Cans of Tomatoes

  • 1 bottle of Tomato Puree

  • 7 cloves of garlic

  • 1/4 cup of Moscato Wine

  • Pinch of Pepper - Red or Black

  • Brasciole, Sausage with Fennel Seeds, Beef Chuck Medallions, Pork Ribs & Meatballs

  • Fresh Basil & Salt to taste

Real deal, old school meatballs for the Sunday Gravy, just like Nona used to make. You'll need:

  • ½ lb - Chopped Veal, Pork & Beef

  • ½ dried Italian Bread

  • 2 - Eggs

  • 1 handful - Romano Cheese & Parmesan Cheese

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • Chopped Fresh Parsley

  • Chopped Fresh Basil

  • 2 Cloves - Fresh Minced Garlic

  • 1 oz - milk

Old School Meatballs

 Brascioli: Savory, Stuffed & Slow Roasted

Italians have been eating brascioli for over 800 years and here's the original

recipe. You'll need:

  • Top Round Steak, thinly cut(1 per person thinly sliced  & slightly pounded.

  • Kitchen String

  • Garlic

  • Fresh Chopped Parsley & Basil

  • Handful of Parmesan 

  • Handful of Romano Cheese

  • Prosciutto or Low Sodium Ham

 The Original Tiramisu Family Recipe

Tiramisu, the creamy, sweet Italian treat was actually invented by our cousin, C. Iannaccone.  You'll need:

  • 16 oz of Mascarpone Cheese 

  • 16 oz Savoiardi Cookies or Lady Fingers (500 mg)

  • 10 cups of Espresso w/ 6 tsp of Sugar

  • 2 oz of Brandy

  • 1 oz of Vermouth

  • Coco Powder or Cacao Powder

  • 5 eggs separated

  • ¾ Cup of Sugar

  • 1 Bar of Chocolate shaved 

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