About Beth

Beth, along with her husband, Mike, is co-owner of two Italian Deli/Markets in St. Louis - Viviano’s Festa Italiano. When not creating yummy new menu items for the deli, she’s the pediatric research lab supervisor at Washington University School of Medicine. Read more out about Viviano’s Festa Italiano.

About Irene

Irene loves to think, read and dream about food. She enjoys cooking & eating in general. Although she demures about her talents, Irene has a finely-tuned palate that her friends envy. She bakes on occasion. The rest of the time she's creating memories with her family and friends. . . or she's learning a new needlecraft technique.

About Deborah

Deborah is a wife, mother, grandmother, traveler, bootlegger, and a very poor speller! As Victor Hazan so eloquently puts it, Deborah has chosen Umbria to be the home of her soul. When she can’t be there in body, she spends her free time cooking & reading about Italy. She blogs mostly about food and about trips – past and future – here: Old Shoes New Trip.

About Doug

Doug lives in Eastern Ontario in a farmhouse built in 1903. He is a retired teacher with four adult children, a wife, a son-in-law, two Irish step-grandchildren and one grandson who he is lucky to hang with a lot. He has way too many books. Doug also blogs at To Slow Time Down.

About Cindy

Cindy lives in Eagle River, Alaska where her freezer is always full of salmon, halibut & shrimp. Cindy participates in several regular cooking challenges. You can read more about her cooking and life in the last frontier on her blog, Baked Alaska.

About Sandi

Sandi is a true Southerner, but a traveler & Italian cook at heart. She lives in Alabama and knows more about fried green tomatoes than fricassees. Her family owned the WhistleStop Café for many years. Sandi also blogs at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking.

About Jan

Jan, a serious home cook, has owned “Essentials” since 1992. She is passionate about all things Italian, especially the cuisine & the language. Jan blogs about her travels (next trip Italy May/June of 2010) at: Keep your Feet in the Street.

About Jerry

Jerry is a food obsessed Canadian. He learned to love Italian food as a child while eating the meals prepared by his Napolitano uncle. He learned to cook Italian foods by watching his uncle cook these feasts for the family. This love of Italian food has been honed through serious personal experimentation in eating and cooking. Willing to try most anything once, Jerry isn't so sure about tripe! Jerry also blogs at Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants!

About Palma

Palma is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Desert, CA. She’s an Italian-American with a passion for cooking, entertaining, & travel to Italy. She’s always planning her next culinary adventure to Italia on her blog, Palmabella's Passions

About Kim

Kim is our permanent sub and the image above gives you a good idea of the look on her face when she realized she was drafted. Kim loves to eat, drink, travel and cook - probably in that order. When she's not here, you can find her organizing and leading food, wine and beer tours in Europe as co-owner and operator of GrapeHops or blogging at What I Really Think.

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Frittata with Tomatoes, Onion and Basil

Here in Alabama, we might be in the middle of the hot and sticky dog days of summer... but the tomatoes and basil are perfect. This is just the time for a Frittata with Tomatoes, Onion and Basil; the challenge for Pomodori e Vino this week. If y'all have ever made a frittata... it is really simple. It is an open-faced Italian omelet. It is a base of eggs and whatever~ cooked slowly in a skillet, then finished under a broiler until it is firm.
This is a Frittata that is packed full of flavor. In this recipe, 3 cups of onion are cooked until caramelized, and combined with tomatoes. Just before serving combine 5 eggs with tomato mixture, basil and cheese.
The result is a beautiful skilletfull of tomato and basil. It is best served warm out of the oven, and sliced into wedges. With some cantelope this makes a perfect brunch.
Ciao y'all,

Comments (7)


I love frittate! Whenever I have leftover veggies I make one. This one, of course, looks delish!


This sounds great. I can't wait to try it!


Sandi, your place setting is very inviting! I agree that a frittata makes the perfect brunch and this recipe looks delicious!

:D Brava!

Franca Higgins:

Ciao everyone,

I make frittata all the time. My husband
lovers peppers so I use both red & green. I have never used a broiler though-I turn mine over onto a dish or platter (depending on the size) and put it back into the same pan and finish cooking on the stove. My favorite is onions and potatoes.


Marcella Hazan:

Yes, Sandi, it is full of flavor if you caramelize the onion. Occasionally, on this blog, I have seen photos of presumably sauteed onion that was pearly white. That doesn't do it.

I like it warm, but not hot right out of the oven, I like it to settle a little while letting the flavors emerge from the behind the veil of heat.

That looks great Sandi! I can't wait to give this one a try.

Ray Anne:

"Ciao, y'all" says it all. Just the right spirit to make this blog such a pleasure to read. The perfect combination of amazing recipes and dedicated cooks/writers. Oh, and the frittata looks delicious.

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