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"Vedi Napoli, e poi muori!" (See Naples, and then die!) Welcome to another recipe edition from Adriana's Italian Bakery!

This week's Italian recipes:
  -Insalata Mista
  -Gelato al Caffè
  -Gelato al Pistacchio

Enjoy the recipes and the complimentary news article report from "Only In Italy.com".

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Yours Truly,              
Adriana Ciccarello       


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 Recipe: Insalata Mista

Insalata Mista
Mixed Salad

Ingredients:

1 large carrot, peeled
1 small head Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces
1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar

Directions:

Using vegetable peeler and working over large bowl, cut carrot into long thin ribbons.

Add lettuce, radicchio and fennel.

Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over salad and toss to coat.

Season salad to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 6 servings.

That's it!


 Recipe: Gelato al Caffè

Gelato al Caffè
Coffee Gelato

Ingredients:

5 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water

Directions:

Whisk yolks and sugar in large bowl to blend.

Bring milk to a boil in heavy medium saucepan.

Gradually whisk hot milk into egg mixture; then whisk in espresso mixture. Return mixture to saucepan.

Stir over medium heat until custard thickens and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 8 minutes (do not boil).

Refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.

Process custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

Freeze in covered container. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Keep frozen.) Serves 6.

That's it!


 Recipe: Gelato al Pistacchio

Gelato al Pistacchio
Pistachio Gelato

Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsalted shelled pistachios (about 3 and 3/4 ounces)
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
5 large egg yolks
2 drops green food coloring (optional)
Chopped unsalted pistachios

Directions:

Finely grind 3/4 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup sugar in processor.

Combine pistachio mixture, milk and almond extract in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Whisk yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl to blend.

Gradually whisk milk mixture into yolk mixture.

Return mixture to saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until custard thickens slightly and leaves path on back of spoon when finger is drawn across, about 8 minutes (do not boil).

Remove from heat.

Whisk in food coloring (if desired).

Refrigerate custard until cold, about 3 hours.

Process custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to covered container and freeze. (Can be prepared 1 week ahead. Keep frozen.)

Scoop into glasses or bowls. Garnish with chopped pistachios. Makes 6 servings.

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:

Less Love and Sex For Bored Italian Couples

Rome - April 11, 2008 - Four out of ten Italian couples no longer have sex and a decline in the male sex drive is seen as the principle cause, according to a new study.

"Comparing sex to eating habits, one could say that Italian couples fall into four basic categories: the anorexic, the bulimic, the satiated and those who are not hungry," observed Chiara Simonelli, a sexologist at the University of Rome and Deputy Chairman of the European Federation of Sexology.

According to the report, 40% of 'anorexic' Italian couples are around 40 years of age, are in a solid or long-term relationship and often have children.

There is a growing trend, the report said, "of men avoiding sex with their partners and preferring to go to a prostitute or, a sign of the times, engaging in virtual encounters on the Internet".

The decline in the male sex drive, the study said, has tripled in the past ten years.

Only 30% of the Italian couples interviewed for the report said they were 'satiated' and had sex with a frequency considered satisfactory to both partners.

The report was drawn up by a group of sexologists, gynecologists and andrologists and will be presented at the IX congress of the European Federation of Sexology, which opens in Rome on Sunday.

"Pasquale, voglio fare l'amore."
"Sophia, non ho fame."

Comparing sex to eating habits, Italian couples do fall into four categories:

The anorexic: There's little or no appetite for sex when you have to stare at someone who has more food caught in their teeth than you eat the whole day.
The bulimic: After sex one has to go and throw up because they can't believe they're still making love to that person whose ass hangs like Tiramisu.
The satiated: Having constant sex is all one can do since there's no work in Italy.
The not hungry: Usually caused by ugly Italian women and cold water.

There is a growing trend, the report said, "of men avoiding sex with their partners and preferring to go to a prostitute..." That's because, sometimes, you just don't want to hear the chatter.

However; no fear! One can rekindle the flames in their anorexic marriage.

Here are the rules for a happy Italian marriage:

- Argue about money,
- Criticize each other's weight,
- Never go to bed happy,
- And leave the door open when you go to the bathroom.

There's your marriage!
These rules will work for you.

You'll be married for at least 20 long years but it will seem like 38.

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