Mary Beth Clark

Culinary Educator · Consultant · Author

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A specialty of the coastal city of Messina, Sicilian Fish with Potatoes and Tomato-Olive Sauce is a restaurant-quality main dish you can easily make at home.

Sauteed Pears, Nectarines, and Onions with fragrant Wild Mountain Cumin Seeds and Feta is delicious as a side dish or savory dessert.

Farro Salad with Tuna, Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes, and Arugula is a classic Bolognese warm-weather salad. Boil farro then toss ingredients together. Serve as a main dish.

Add creamy avocado, chives, and cilantro to classic Italian Caprese Salad of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. It will be the star of your party buffet.

A classic Piemontese dessert, Baked Peaches with Amaretti and Hazelnut Filling showcases typical ingredients of the region's cuisine. Delicious even for breakfast.

Serve refreshing Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers with Garlic, Cumin, Kalonji Seeds, and Fresh Mint with grains or pasta, grilled steak, fish, or chicken.

Too hot to cook? Make Trenette with No-Cook Sauce of Tuna, Marinated Artichokes, and Olives. Sip wine, enjoy the summer's breeze and delectable pasta for dinner.

Tequila Shrimp & Chorizo Skewers with Mango Peppers and Fried Okra are fabulous summertime treats. You'll love them!

Celebrate July 4th or any holiday with this great party dish – Guacamole Toast with Fresh Radishes, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Chimichurri Sauce.

Buttery Tomato Tarte Tatin with Burrata and Basil – think new pizza margherita – makes a fabulous appetizer, main dish, or savory dessert.

Strawberry and Orange Macedonia with Fresh Rosemary is a delightful dessert on hot summer days. Serve as is, or adorn with gelato, sorbetto, biscotti, or torta.

What a scrumptious lunch! Serve Avocado Crispbread with Halloumi Cheese, Ripe Tomatoes, Pipicha, and Chimichurri Sauce.

Chimichurri Sauce is the cook's friend as a marinade, dressing, and sauce. Try this tart and sassy version with a chef's trick for making the best Chimichurri.

Fire up the grill. Combine the most popular flavors for one of the best burgers you ever taste. Lamb Burgers with Harissa, Halloumi Cheese, and Chimichurri Sauce.

Pour yourself a glass of chilled Prosecco, then enjoy Poached Eggs and Asparagus with Fava Beans and Peas. It is superb for an Italian-style brunch or main dish.

Spring Vegetable Ragù is perfect with toast or Italian-style toast called crostini. Combine artichokes, asparagus, fava beans, and peas capturing the sweetness of spring time.

 


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