[Sca-cooks] Hot weather feasts/Italian theme

Maria Buchanan scarlettmb at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 12 06:57:19 PDT 2008


I should have contacted you before doing my Italian
feast.  I'm kicking myself now.  Of course I did use
all my great grandmother's recipes for the food I

--- Louise Smithson <helewyse at yahoo.com> wrote:

> First you don't need to make recipes up to serve a
> cold italian feast, there is plenty of room inside
> the menus and translations already done from
> Italian. 
> Salads - I did a class on salads last year (or the
> year before last) at war.  The class notes are up 
> http://www.geocities.com/helewyse/salads.html
> There is everything from herb and green salads,
> through compound salads and even an antipasto type
> salad that calls for salami, capers, sardines, etc.
> A surprisingly tasty apple and onion salad, plus
> guidelines for making a true Italian salad dressing
> (salt, pepper, oil, acid) the acid can vary between
> vinegar, lemon juice, sour orange juice or verjuice.
> Check out menus from the month of August for some
> great hot weather ideas, essentially the courses
> served from the credenza were served cold: 
> http://www.geocities.com/helewyse/augustmenus.html
> Lots of roasted meats served cold (e.g. capon), and
> boiled meats served cold (ham, sausages), plus pies
> and pastries. 
> As far as a cold starch, along with the pies I
> really don't think that you go wrong with the
> twisted bread of milk and sugar (excellent bread
> recipe and it freezes well because of it's
> richness).
> http://www.geocities.com/helewyse/twisted.html
> Or brazzatelli 
> http://www.geocities.com/helewyse/bagels.html
> or even one of the layered pastries 
> You can check out my previous feasts for other
> "served cold" items
> http://www.geocities.com/helewyse/?200812#Feasts
> Plus I still have Scappi and can always find more
> recipes. 
> Just contact me off list. 
> Helewyse
> Cathy Oldham wrote:
> > I am looking for ideas for an Italian themed feast
> for hot weather. I was searching Platina for recipes
> that could be prepared ahead. The site is primitive
> and will be HOT!
> > Several ideas: Roasted Chicken with Orange sauce,
> Cvcvrbita in rafani (cucumbers, gourds and seasoned
> radishes),  Fresh melons with honey. Ideas for
> starches?  Thanks, Kat
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