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Today we’d like to acknowledge and congratulate our good friend, Carmine Catena, for debuting “hamptons views magazine”. 

20131111 Hamptons Views Magazine Rosedale Brick Oven Welcomes hamptons views magazine

His new publication is meant to reflect your modern, Hamptons lifestyle and features a collection of inspiring stories, new travel destinations, creative food recipes, luxury lifestyle related articles for your reading pleasure.

If you’re interested in viewing the premiere issue of “hamptons views magazine”, visit:

www.hamptonsviewsmagazine.com

As Carmine points out in his introductory letter, in an environment where more magazines are closing rather than launching, this project was a huge challenge and undertaking and all of us at Rosedale Brick Oven are so proud of him for seeing it through!

We wish you the best!

- Joe Arato

Are you preparing to make an amazing Italian meal for your family or friends?

Are you looking for a list of Italian ingredients to work with?

Book and iPad1 14 Must Have Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food

If you want to create a meal that no one will soon forget, our latest eBook: 14 Must-Have Ingredients for AMAZING Italian Food is for you! 

In it we cover some basics, as well as some not so obvious ingredients that are sure to give your recipes that added POP you’re looking for: Read the rest of this entry »

Rosedale Brick Oven Italian Herbs It Just Makes Scents to Add Italian Herbs

This is the 14th of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Italy is known for its abundance of herbs, from basil and rosemary to oregano and thyme. Italian herbs are perfect in a wide range of both traditional and modern dishes including pasta, pizza, bruschetta, salad, soups, veal and chicken.

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Spice it Up! Add Crushed Red Pepper to Italian Food

Posted by Joe On September 13th

Crushed Red Pepper01 Spice it Up! Add Crushed Red Pepper to Italian Food

This is the 13th of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Found table-side, crushed red pepper flakes give every guest at Rosedale’s the chance to “spice it up”. Although crushed cherry peppers are also available with our dishes, red pepper flakes are always a most popular.

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Rosedale Brick Oven13 What Would Italian Food be Without... Fresh Garlic!

This is the 12th of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Heaven forbid we ever experienced the loss of garlic. This treasure is found in every Italian kitchen, sometimes next to their vitamins…and rightfully so. Not only is garlic delicious, but it’s also good for you. Garlic has been proven to be good for your heart, and has other medicinal qualities which have been used for centuries to cure ailments. Recent studies have shown that garlic can boost your immune system and lower cholesterol. Isn’t it wonderful when great tasting food turns out to be good for you? Don’t be afraid to consume as much as you like of this delicious herb! Read the rest of this entry »

The Power of Onions in Italian Food

Posted by Joe On July 24th

Italian Food Onions The Power of Onions in Italian Food

This is the eleventh of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

So good, they’ll make you cry!

When it comes to an Italian kitchen, onions are used in so many dishes, we don’t know where to start. Whether they are standing out on a salad, adding flavor and texture to a pizza, or combined with other ingredients, many of our dishes would lose their touch without the presence of onions.

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Italian Seafood Pescatore Somewhere, Beyond the Sea – Italian Seafood

This is the tenth of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Italians love their seafood! And why wouldn’t they? Their country is a peninsula, completely surrounded by water. In fact, one of Italians’ favorite ways to celebrate the holidays is through a Southern Italian tradition called “Feast of the 7 Fishes”, celebrated on Christmas Eve. Today, this Italian tradition (also known as “La Vigilia”, is shared by families across the globe.

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Proschuitto Pizza Cropped Getting to the Meat of It – Favorite Italian Meats

This is the ninth of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food
which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

As you’ve probably figured out…when it comes to Italians, food is a way of life. Special attention is given to each and every ingredient that used in Italian cooking. The meat is no exception!

Italian meats are made with select ingredients and an array of savory spices. Although Italian cooking can incorporate many different types of meats, the most prevalent in Southern Italian cuisine are pork products. Nobody gets more out of pork than Italians!

Here are just a few of our favorite ways to use pork in Italian cooking:

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Fresh Vegetables for Italian Food Cooking Italian Food? Only Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Will Do!

This is the eighth of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Fruit such as tomatoes, eggplant, string beans and squash are often mistaken for vegetables because they are used in savory cooking. Grocery stores and cookbooks only add to the confusion by labeling and organizing produce according to culinary usage, rather than botanical classification. A basic rule of thumb: if the edible plant in question has seeds in it, it’s probably a fruit.

Fresh, fresh, fresh is the only way to go. Italians use many fruits and vegetables in their cooking, making Italian food not only flavorful, but one of the healthiest types of cuisines. The types of fruits and veggies used are what characterizes the regional differences in Italian food.

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What are the Best Italian Tomatoes?

Posted by Joe On April 17th

That kitchen illuminated in light for it’s its presence on the Italian table – to that wonderful product of nature, made in the form of a bulb.

~Luciano De Crescenzo

Tomatoes A Must Have Ingredient in Italian Food What are the Best Italian Tomatoes?

This is the seventh of 14 MUST HAVE Ingredients for Amazing Italian Food which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Is it the color? The flavor? The versatility? What is it about the tomato that makes it a staple of every Italian kitchen? Let’s start with a little history lesson.

According to Wikipedia, the recorded history of tomatoes in Italy dates back to October 31, 1548.

It was said, on that date, the grand duke of Tuscany wrote to the Medici private secretary informing him that the basket of tomatoes sent from the duke’s Florentine estate at Torre del Gallo “had arrived safely.”

Soon after their arrival in Italy, tomatoes were primarily grown as ornamental plants and “were to be sought only for their beauty”, according to the Florentine aristocrat Giovanvettorio Soderini.

At this time, they were grown only in gardens or flower beds. What a shame! Because tomatoes have an ability to mutate and create new, different varieties, they successfully spread throughout Italy.

So many kinds. So many styles. Which to use or how to use them, that is the question. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to enjoy the almighty tomato at Rosedale Brick Oven:

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