Roslyn Torella

Roslyn Torella, Contributing Writer

In the Cucina with La Gazzetta - Cannoli Pound Cake

May 2022
In this column we are sharing the cuisine and recipes of Italy and our Italian American communities. Each month we feature recipes curated from our research and those shared by LGI readers. Food and cooking are important aspects of our cultural...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Easter Pie (Sciadone)

April 2022
dalla cucina di Roslyn Torella When I think of Easter, I cannot help to think about Sciadone, or “Easter Pie.” There are several different names for this dish depending on where your family came from and whether you call it by its Italian name or...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta - Pasta Primavera: The Springtime Pasta

March 2022
dalla cucina di Roslyn Torella It will soon be springtime and I cannot think of a recipe that screams “spring” more than the 1970s dish Pasta Primavera. Pasta Primavera is a North American invention. I say North American because there are...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Pasta and Zucchini with a Saffron Cream Sauce

February 2022
Saffron is considered the world’s most expensive spice because of the amount of labor that is needed to produce it. Saffron comes from a crocus that has been cultivated for centuries across the Middle East and Europe for use in cooking, textile...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Artichoke and Potato Soup

January 2022
In this month’s column we are sharing the cuisine and recipes of Italy and Italian American communities. Each month we feature recipes curated from our research and those shared by LGI readers. Food and cooking are important aspects of our cultural...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Italian Ricotta Cookies

December 2021
dalla cucina di Roslyn Torella One of my favorite cookies to make for the Christmas season are Italian Ricotta Cookies because they are easy to make and easy to share. They taste wonderful and with the white frosting and some festive sprinkles,...


Discovering La Famiglia's Final Installment by Roslyn Torella

October 2021
La Gazzetta Italiana would like to thank Roslyn Torella for her dedication to creating Discovering La Famiglia and her contributions to the column for the past four years. It is our hope that our readers have found this column insightful, useful...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

September 2021
dalla cucina di Roslyn Torella Ingredients: 2 T. Butter 6 Cloves garlic, finely diced 1 lb. Raw peeled and deveined shrimp, tails off 1 Small yellow onion, diced ½ C. White wine 5 oz. Sun-dried tomato strips in oil, drained 1 ¾ C Half and...


Discovering La Famiglia: Frequently Asked Questions in Italian American Genealogy

September 2021
This month we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions in Italian American genealogy. I hope you find the answers useful in your own search for your family history. What is the best website to find Italian records? The...


Discovering La Famiglia: Our Ancestors' Journey Through Ellis Island

August 2021
Over the last few months in this column, we have been exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences beginning in Italy and culminating with their arrival in America. In June we imagined what our ancestors’...


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