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Cara’s Cucina: Tiramisu

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Tiramisu!

“The story on this one is really one of circumstance,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “It was our first night in Italy, exhausted from our flight and first day of touring we had a quiet dinner at our hotel; including the most amazing tiramisu any of us had ever had!”

The recipe was so good, that on their second day, they begged the chef to switch his menu and make it again. “Thankfully he not only obliged – he shared his recipe with me,” Di Falco recalls.

Check out the recipe, which serves 16, below!

Tiramisu

7 eggs, 3 whole + 4 yolks
1/2 C. sugar 
3 C. heavy cream
2 C. mascarpone cheese
1 package of Pavesini
5-6 shots of expresso, cooled
cocoa powder for dusting

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

Buon Appetito!

Cara’s Cucina: Panzanella Salad

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Panzanella Salad!

“This salad is SO easy and loaded with flavor,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “Letting it soak up that extra virgin olive oil, the white balsamic and even the juices from the veggies makes it the perfect summer staple!”

Check out the recipe, which serves four, below!

Panzanella Salad

2 C. stale, crusty bread, cubed
1 C. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 of a red onion, sliced
extra virgin olive oil
white balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

Buon Appetito!

Cara’s Cucina: Chef Jesse Jones’ Chicken & Waffles

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Chef Jesse Jones’ Chicken & Waffles!

“I don’t know that I’ve met many people who work harder, or with more passion, than Chef Jesse Jones,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “To finally see that vision realized in the pages of his cookbook is incredibly satisfying. A nice reminder to keep going, keep struggling, because you WILL get there.”

Check out the recipe, which serves four, below!

Southern Fried Chicken

3-4 lbs. chicken
1 qt. buttermilk
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. hot sauce
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1 tsp. white pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. onion powder
2 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

Chef Jesse’s Sweet Potato Waffles

2 C. cake flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 Tbs. granulated sugar
2 tsp. light brown sugar
1/2 C. vegetable oil
1 1/2 C. buttermilk
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 C. unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs, separate yolks from whites
1 small sweet potato, baked, peeled and mashed
 

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

You can purchase Chef Jesse’s book, POW! My Life in 40 Feasts, here.

Buon Appetito!