THIS IS AN ORIGINAL RECIPE BY Angelica Di Chiara @FinestItalian
In a bowl, beat the eggs with a fork until they are well mixed and frothy. Set aside.
In a large pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add salt when a bubbling boil has been reached. Pour in the rice and stir.
When water is back to boiling, reduce the heat to medium and boil uncovered for 12-14 minutes, or until rice is just about tender. Drain.
In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat until it becomes bubbly, add the hot drained rice and stir. Lower heat, add cheese and stir well. Then, add beaten eggs and mix well. Add lemon juice and lemon rind. Continue to stir gently for 2 or 3 minutes. Rice will be very creamy.
Serve immediately. Top with extra parmesan if desired, sprinkle with pepper and enjoy.
This is an easy and nutritious recipe. Much easier and lighter then Risotto, but equally good. Enjoy!!
The Istituto Educazione Italiana organizes custom-designed tours to Italy for groups of 20-25 people. These tours emphasize art and culture and focus on little-known destinations that would not necessarily be on the itinerary of a first-time visitor. They are for sophisticated travelers who have already visited the canonical destination of Roma, Venezia, Firenze, Umbria, and Le Cinqueterre, and want to experience a deeper and more intimate Italian reality.
That said, the venues we visit are still of the highest cultural and artistic caliber, such as you would find in Roma, Firenze, and Venezia. In addition, through our intimate understanding of Italy, its language and its customs, and through the many friends and contact we have there, we are able to provide opportunities for customization and interactions that are not available in your typical commercial tour. Our close understanding of Italy and our ability to deal with Italian tour service providers also enables us to contain costs and offer top value to our guests.
The tour presented her has been especially crafted for members of the Leonardo da Vinci and Cenacolo Societies in San Francisco. It is now also open to non-members. Please call us or contact us by email
Come with us for an “ITALIAN ITALY ” tour. The places you are not likely to visit on a typical Italy tour AND the places you already heard about, like Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. A beautiful package of Italy to remember forever. We will accompany you throughout a 16 days guided tour, helping you to discover – or rediscover- a part of Italy often overlooked, yet amazingly beautiful.
Let’s visit Calabria now – before the crowds arrive. Calabria is the most southern region of Italy, the ankle and toe of the Italian “boot” – a rugged peninsula where figs, olive trees and vines cling to green as well as arid mountain sides. Here the Ionic and Thyrrenian seas meet, caressing the cliffs and beaches of a long and intricate coastline, which faces east, south and west all at once.
You will discover a region with a soul of it’s own, and you will have the vacation of your life! True, the Calabrese are not quite ready for masses of English-speaking tourists and you won’t find too many people who converse confidently in English, nor many signs printed in English. But your discovery of this region is guaranteed to make your trip to Italy one of your most memorable vacation experiences.
For millennia, the people here have made pottery, spun wool, knitted garments, milked goats, made bread and pasta, fermented wine . They have gone about their business, shop-keeping, worshipping in their numerous churches, and observing catholic holy days around the year with pious gusto. And they continue to do so today, self-reliant, practical, stubborn, Calabresi are usually a no-nonsense people whom other Italians say are “testa dura” – hard headed.
Now Calabria, tired of being the forgotten and neglected part of Italy, is ready to transform itself into a premier destination. It’s got everything going for it and you can be among the first ones to discover it!
Just to the North of Calabria we find Campania, home to some of the world’s most famous destinations, such as Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. This spectacular area draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the mild climate, the exotic vegetation of palms, lemon and orange trees and the remarkable sandstone cliffs which plunge dramatically into the turquoise Thyrennian sea.
Campania is famous not only for what is probably the most romantic coastline in the world, but also for the remarkable islands of Ischia and Capri and the fabled city of Pompeii, one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization. Like an open book it provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past.
The city has re-emerged from the darkness of centuries as it was when it was unexpectedly buried in the thick layer of ash and lava which poured down from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Suddenly, in what had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centres,life came to a permanent standstill along with the contents inside the houses and shops, providing an absolutely fascinating picture of “daily” life over 2000 years
Optional part of the tour is a 2 days visit to Roma, ‘the eternal city’. These beautiful regions are rich with culture, arts and is a major destination for both experienced and new travelers to Italy. Let us show you the riches of these lands and join us in our 16 days guided tour of Calabria and Campania.