Fagiolini in umido (Green Beans in Tomato Sauce)

Fagiolini in umido (Green Beans in Tomato Sauce)

When I was growing up my favorite of Angelina's vegetable dishes were Green Beans in Tomato Sauce, a classic side, wonderful with grilled or roasted meats.

Tiella di patate cipolle e pomodori

Tiella di patate, cipolle e pomodori (Potato, Onion and Tomato Casserole)

Carciofi fritti alla romana (Roman-Style Fried Artichokes)

Carciofi fritti alla romana (Roman-Style Fried Artichokes)

Rome has produced two world famous artichoke dishes, carciofi alla romana (Roman-Style Braised Artichokes) and carciofi alla giudia (Jewish-Style Deep-Fried Artichokes) Both are fantastic but requi.

Patate al forno (Italian Oven Roasted Potatoes)—a classic Italian side dish that's stupid simple to make.

Patate al forno (Italian Oven Roasted Potatoes)

Italian Oven Roasted Potatoes go with any meat or fish main, and they're really simple to make. This dressed up version is perfect for special meals.

Caponata alla siciliana

Caponata alla siciliana (Sicilian Eggplant Antipasto)

Peperoni in padella (Angelina's Fried Peppers)

Peperoni in padella (Angelina’s Fried Peppers)

Verza stufata con pancetta (Braised Savoy Cabbage with Italian Bacon)

Verza stufata (Braised Savoy Cabbage)

While people associate cabbage with northern European cooking, Braised Savoy Cabbage is a favorite side dish on late autumn and winter Italian tables.

Carote marinate (Marinated Carrots)

Carote marinate (Marinated Carrots)

Carote marinate, or marinated carrots, are beautiful to look at and wonderfully versatile.

Fagiolini in fricassea (Green Beans in Egg and Lemon Sauce)

Fagiolini in fricassea (Green Beans with Egg and Lemon Sauce)

Piselli alla romana (Roman-Style Peas)

Piselli alla romana (Roman-Style Peas)

Now piselli alla romana may be the shortest post I ever write, as this tasty and elegant side dish is about as simple as a recipe can get, short of boiling water. Ingredients Serves as a side dish 1 large .

Insalata di arance e finocchi (Orange and Fennel Salad)—It's everything you'd want in a salad: it's beautiful, it's healthy and it's delicious.

Insalata di arance e finocchi (Orange and Fennel Salad)

Insalata di arance e finocchi (Orange and Fennel Salad)—It's everything you'd want in a salad: it's beautiful, it's healthy and it's delicious.

Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil (Asparagi all'agro)

Asparagi all’agro (Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil)

Asparagus with lemon and olive oil is so simple you might think it hardly needs a recipe. But simple doesn't necessarily mean easy or obvious.

Chicory and Beans is one of those lean dishes that southern Italians—natural flexitarians—would practically live on back in the day.

Cicoria e fagioli (Chicory and Beans)

Braised Artichokes and Peas

Carciofi coi piselli (Braised Artichokes and Peas)

Cavolfiore al gratin (Gratinéed Cauliflower)

Cavolfiore al gratin (Gratinéed Cauliflower)

Braised Savoy Cabbage is a favorite contorno, or side dish, on late autumn and winter tables in central and northern Italy.

Verza stufata (Braised Savoy Cabbage)

While people associate cabbage with northern European cooking, Braised Savoy Cabbage is a favorite side dish on late autumn and winter Italian tables.

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