Dinner party guests say ‘grazie’ for worldly culinary experience _ monroe county journal

Chef Edoardo Cecotto of Florence, Italy serves plates of lasagnettes to guests of Tom and Emily Seymer during a recent dinner party. How to make homemade spaghetti meatballs He and Vary Cappelletti served guests a four-course Italian meal.

ABERDEEN – Through the years, Emily and Tom Seymer have hosted unique social gatherings at their home, Holliday Haven.


Homemade meatballs and sauce in crock pot Recently, more than a dozen guests were treated to the tastes and aromas of an authentic four-course Italian meal by a couple of chefs from Florence, Italy.

“Forget everything you know about Italian food because in Italy, we don’t have it. Homemade pasta sauce and meatballs Spaghetti and meatballs? That’s American,” said Varinia Cappelletti to dinner guests. Homemade pasta and meatballs “Everything is made from scratch, and we try to find ingredients similar to what we have back home. Spaghetti and homemade meatballs recipe We hope you like it and if you don’t like….pizza…..we call.”

Cappelletti and Edoardo Cecotto live in a 600-year-old home, and their first trip to Mississippi was made possible by sparking a friendship with Terrie Lynn Brown during her recent New Year’s trip to Italy.

Cappelletti adds caramelized onions on top of filet minion with baked carrots for the main dish of the meal.

“We became fast friends, and she said they’d never been to Mississippi. Homemade meatballs for spaghetti recipe She said they’d like to cook and work some while they’re here,” Brown said of how the dinner party came to be.

Since 2009, Cecotto and Cappelletti have spent a couple of months out of the year traveling through North America. Homemade italian spaghetti and meatballs This trip began in late January in San Francisco, followed by stops in Los Angeles; Malibu, California; Las Vegas; and New Orleans before a week spent in Aberdeen and Columbus. Quick and easy homemade meatballs From there, the two traveled to Washington, D.C. Meatballs homemade recipe and New York.

Through their service, Italian Chef Around the World, they offer food education events, gourmet dinners and food consulting.

“In the south, people have good manners. Homemade sauce for meatballs I remember hearing ‘ma’am’ for the first time. Homemade meatballs with sauce In Italy, ma’am is old lady,” Cecotto said. Homemade meatball sauce recipe “When you travel around the world, in the big city, the rhythm of life is different.”

Cappelletti drizzles dressing on top of barley salad, which includes chick peas, mozzarella and Black Sea salt, among other ingredients.

The four-course meal, appropriately paired with different wines, started with a barley salad before individual-portion lasagnettes were served leading up to the main course of filet mignon with baked carrots and caramelized onions and the dessert of chocolate mousse with caramelized orange.

* Although these dishes weren’t served with the meal, here are a few Italian options

Italian Sausage Ravioli Alfredo with Asparagus and Breadcrumbs

12 asparagus spears, trimmed, and cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Homemade meatball sauce Add the breadcrumbs and toast, stirring, until golden and fragrant, 3–4 minutes. Homemade italian meatball recipe Season the crumbs with salt and transfer to a plate to cool. Best homemade meatball recipe Add the Alfredo Sauce to the same skillet, bring to a simmer, cover and keep warm over medium-low heat.

Meanwhile, cook the Ravioli according to the package directions, adding the asparagus to the water at the same time as the Ravioli. Easy homemade meatball recipe Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Easy recipe for homemade meatballs Uncover the skillet, add the Ravioli and asparagus and toss to incorporate with the alfredo sauce, adding the pasta cooking water to the pan a little at a time to achieve a sauce-like consistency if needed.

Divide the Ravioli among plates and finish with the toasted breadcrumbs.

Add all ingredients to list. Recipe for homemade spaghetti and meatballs Rub a peeled clove of garlic around a wooden salad bowl. Homemade spaghetti and meatball recipe Pull apart or chop the bread into bite-size pieces. Authentic homemade italian meatballs In the prepared salad bowl, combine the bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, garlic, basil and thyme. Homemade baked meatballs for spaghetti Add enough olive oil and vinegar to lightly coat, toss and serve.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Homemade barbecue sauce for meatballs Coat a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Calories in homemade meatballs with sauce Place tomato slices close together in prepared baking dish. Easy homemade meatball sauce Sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and oregano. Homemade swedish meatball sauce Drizzle with olive oil. Homemade bbq meatball recipe Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is lightly toasted.

I’ve been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. Homemade spaghetti and meatballs from scratch I’m always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. Homemade spaghetti and meatballs sauce You can reach me via email at ray.vandusen@journalinc.com.

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