What to serve for dinner on a sweltering night, when temperatures rise above 90 degrees and it seems you may never have an appetite again? This tangy salad is ideal and so simply that you won't mind being in the kitchen for the few minutes it takes to make it.
When Italia was raising her children in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, yogurt was nowhere near as ubiquitous as it is now. You often had to find it in a health food store or a Greek market, if there was one near you. Now the problem is to decide which yogurt among dozens of choices to use.
When Italia cooked mussels, she likely had to trim their long seaweed beards and scrub off, if possible, the barnacles who had attached themselves to the shells. Advances in shellfish cultivation has changed everything and made it much easier for home cooks to both get good mussels and prepare them.
This classic Neapolitan fish stew has about as many versions of cooks as there are in Napoli. Italia's version includes a bounty of seafood and you do not need to use all of it; just use what you like and what is freshest wherever you are.