The dish has ancient origins, although it was largely popularized by the 1911 publication of Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca and by its television version, in which Rita Pavone sang the well-known song “Viva la pappa col pomodoro” 500 g (about 2 cups) peeled tomatoes, chopped 250 g (about 1/2 lb) stale bread (preferably Tuscan […]

This classic northern Italian recipe is a great way to serve aubergines. By layering them with Parmesan and tomatoes and then baking them you get an absolutely moreish, scrumptious vegetable dish. Ingredients 2 pounds (about 2 medium-sized) eggplant Salt 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 chopped fresh basil leaves 2 cups Basic Tomato Sauce, recipe […]