From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Tomatoes and ice cubes.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Italia's Tomato Ice Cube Salad

This refreshing salad is best, Italia wrote in her cookbook, on a hot summer day when you can pick tomatoes right from your own garden. 

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A large plate of salad.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Insalata di Rienforza Recipe An Italian Salad To Give You Strength

When Italia was a child, she didn't care for green beans and did what so many of us did as children: Snuck them to her dog. After her father discovered her subterfuge, there was a green bean dish on the table every day for two weeks. 

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A clear bowl filled with beet & red onion salad.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Beet & Red Onion Salad

When Italia was raising her family, she would have had access primarily to red beets, typically canned unless a family lived on a farm or had a garden. 

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Prosciutto, olives, cheese and cucumbers on a cutting board.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Antipasto

"Antipasto" means, literally, "before the meal". It can be a little nibble or two, a platter of salami and cheese, or an extravaganza of a dozen or more delicious foods. It can be modest and humble or utterly luxurious.

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