From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Gia holding a bucket of grapes.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Gia's Grape "Gelly"

Gia Coppola shares the story of how the family would make grape jelly after harvest. Recipe included.

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A plate with eight potato croquettes lined up on it.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Potato Croquettes

The potato balls, crunchy on the outside and rich and tender on the inside, are so delicious that you might want to make a double batch of mashed potatoes so you'll be sure to have some leftover for making them. Serve them as a snack, as part of an antipasto platter or as a side dish.

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Fried Zucchini with Fresh Mint Recipe.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Fried Zucchini with Fresh Mint

Romanesco zucchini is a remarkable variety, as it remains delicious no matter how big it gets. It also holds up to lengthy cooking without turning mushy.

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Pot of cut up potatoes next to a spoon of salt and knife.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Quick Italian Potato Salad

Italia recommends serving this simple potato salad alongside meat or fish. It is also excellent on a picnic or a big summer buffet.

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Large loaf of rustic bread with a plate of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Tomato-Mozzarella Loaf

Be sure to have plenty of napkins on the table, as this rustic loaf must be eaten with your fingers. Use the best in-season tomatoes you can find and if you can pluck them off the vines moments before slicing them, that's just perfect. This rustic loaf is from Mama Coppola's Pasta Book.

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Bowl of peppers and olives.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Roasted Peppers with Olives & Anchovies Recipes

Green bell peppers, Italia explained in her book, are the second most popular ingredient in the cooking of Naples, after tomatoes.

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A bowl of calamari in a red sauce.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Calamari Alla Marinara

It is very easy to clean calamari, even though it can seem intimidating if you've never done it before.

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