Arugula, called “rocket” in Italy, is a peppery leafy green that's great for topping on baked pizzas or mixing into salads.
If substituting dried herbs for fresh herbs, remember to use 1/3 of the amount.
For a fun Italian dessert, drop a scoop of gelato into a glass of Italian soda. For an adult version, a scoop of sorbet in a glass of Rosé is where it's at.
When selecting an eggplant, make sure it has a deep purple color with glossy, smooth, and shiny skin. Store wrapped in a paper towel or in a perforated plastic bag.
Capers pair well with lemon, chicken, fish, veal, pasta, and tomato-based sauces. Remember, the larger the capers, the more acidic they tend to be. To lessen the salty punch, give 'em a quick rinse before incorporating them into your dish.