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This week's Italian recipes:
  -Involtini di Vitello alla Siciliana
  -Vitello Arrosto al Latte
  -Vitello all'Uccelletto

Hope you enjoy these light veal dishes with nice serving of vegetables in garlic and oil on the side. Enjoy the complimentary news article report from "Only In".

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 Recipe: Involtini di Vitello alla Siciliana

Involtini di Vitello alla Siciliana
Sicilian Veal Roulades


4 veal cutlets
5 oz. grated Pecorino Sicliano cheese
2 eggs
4 oz. grated breadcrumbs
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
Olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper


Flatten the veal cutlets with a meat mallet and marinate them in the vinegar with the lemon zest and a few grains of black pepper.

Chop the garlic and parsley. Mix with the grated Pecorino Siciliano in a soup bowl.

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.

Remove the slices of veal from the marinade and dry them with paper towels. Dip them in the egg, then in the spiced Pecorino Siciliano cheese, on one side only.

Roll the slices with the cheese on the inside and pin the edges with a tooth pick.

Dip the roulades in the egg again, and then cover in the breadcrumbs.

In a deep pan fry the roulades in abundant oil, turning them frequently. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

That's it!

 Recipe: Vitello Arrosto al Latte

Vitello Arrosto al Latte
Roast Veal with Milk


6 tbs. butter
1/2 qt. milk
3 oz. prosciutto, cut into strips
1 3/4 lbs. veal loin
Flour for dusting


Spike the veal with a few strips of prosciutto.

Melt the butter and the rest of the ham in a saucepan.

Dust the veal with flour and brown evenly on all sides.

Warm up the milk and pour 2 cups of milk over the meat, then salt to taste.

Lower the heat, cover, and when the milk has been absorbed, add more. Continue to do so as the milk gets absorbed. The meat will be properly cooked when the milk is finished.

Remove the meat and slice it evenly. Place on heated platter, pour reduced cooking juices over and serve.

Any kind of vegetable is suitable for this roast.

That's it!

 Recipe: Vitello all'Uccelletto

Vitello all'Uccelletto
Veal Sauteed with Sage


1 2/3 lbs. top round or veal tenderloin bits
4 tbs. butter
4 tbs. oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Bay and sage leaves
1 cup white wine


Cut the veal into irregular strips about 1-2 inches long.

Put the butter and the oil into a casserole and add bay and sage leave and garlic. Remove garlic when brown and, when very hot, add the meat.

Sauté briskly over a high flame for 4 mins. Add the wine and reduce by 2/3.

Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

That's it!

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 Only In Italy!

"Only In Italy" is a daily news column that translates and reports on funny but true news items from legitimate Italian news resources in Italy. Each story is slapped with our wild, often ironic, and sometimes rather opinionated comments. And now, for your reading pleasure:

Italians Told to Stop Moaning.

ROME (Reuters) - January 30, 2005 - Italy's transport minister has refused to take the blame for traffic chaos which has caused misery for hundreds of people stuck on snow-blocked motorways, and has told people to stop complaining.

Some people were trapped for days as an unusually strong snowfall brought parts of southern Italy to a standstill. The opposition accused Transport Minister Pietro Lunardi of failing to deal with the problem and called on him to resign.

Lunardi rejected such calls on Sunday and said Italians should stop complaining and blaming the state.

"We need to cure the Italians of their childish illness -- moaning," he told Libero newspaper.

"The state cannot prevent exceptional snowfalls, even if Italy is the country of the sun and people think they have the right to have the snow melted immediately by the authorities."

Although Deputy Prime Minister Marco Follini apologized on Friday on behalf of the government, Lunardi said he would not say sorry. "I am not apologizing. The government has managed the emergency well, there have been no victims."

By Sunday, the authorities finally reopened a major motorway between Salerno and Reggio Calabria which had been blocked for four days as snow continued to fall.

"Looney Lunardi" This is a man who doesn't understand he has trouble understanding.

The Italian Infrastructure Gospel according to Lunardi:

In a novel road safety measure Italy aims to raise the speed limit on some motorways to 93 mph, despite having one of Europe's worst records for accidents. The transport ministry says higher speeds improve traffic flow and help motorists pay attention. Lunardi: "All psychologists and doctors say people who go faster drive better and are more careful," Only 9% of fatal accidents were caused by speeding, he noted. "Where it is safe to go faster, it is the right thing to do."
He's absolutely right but how do you get a Fiat 500 over 50 mph?

After 2000 years of uncertainty, Italy committed itself to building the world's longest suspension bridge, a mega-span linking the mainland to the island of Sicily across the torrid straits of Messina. Lunardi declared that the first stone of a bridge dreamed of since Roman times would be laid by the end of 2004, or perhaps early 2005. Lunardi: "The whole thing should be done within five or six years," Lunardi said of a project set to cost 4.6 billion euros ($4.3 billion) and described by some as a white elephant in waiting.
Five to six years? Even the Mafia in Sicily and Calabria are scratching their heads trying to figure out how are they going to pay off politicians, threaten people, siphon off construction funds and build the stupid thing in such short time.

The Mafia is expected to take its usual 5% or 10% of the billions of dollars that the Italian government plans to spend on contracts to improve road access to southern Italy. Lunardi: "The Mafia has always existed and will always exist, unfortunately it's there, and we have to learn to live with it," he said.
This is a minister that would have been best friends with Emperor Caligula and his horse!

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