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Giveaway: Bertolli Carnevale Celebration valued at $115

Disclosure: I received a prize package from Bertolli for this giveaway.

I was a bit skeptical when Bertolli contacted me about their new webisode series, Into the Heart of Italy. I figured the videos would be stilted advertorials of no interest to me or my readers. Then I actually watched an episode and was surprised by how much I liked it. It’s, like, an actual show. (Warning: It also made me hungry. You probably shouldn’t watch on an empty stomach.)

Into the Heart of Italy is a series of 8-10 minute episodes that feature Rocco DiSpirito, Marisa Tomei, and Dan Cortese running around Italy making and eating delicious food—when they’re not being kidnapped by a Chicken Man. I always say, “If you go to Italy, beware of the Chicken Man!” I’ve always liked Marisa Tomei; I liked Rocco DiSpirito’s reality show The Restaurant that was on several years ago; And who doesn’t love Dan Cortese, former VJ and host of MTV Sports? You remember MTV Sports, right? What’s that? You’ve never heard of it? You were born in the 90′s? You think I’m old?! Let’s not speak of this again.

The most recent episode, “The Secret of the Mediterranean,” is embedded below and features the trio running around a Carnevale, catching shrimp and making a Garlic Shrimp, Penne and Cherry Tomato dinner. The show is reminiscent of The Amazing Race in that they receive clues that lead them to the next location.

So, as part of their promotion of the series, Bertolli has given me a prize package to give away on the blog. Valued at $115 and pictured above, it contains:

  • Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
  • Bialetti Espresso Machine
  • Two Crate & Barrel Espresso Cups and Saucers
  • iTunes Gift Card with Suggested Contemporary Italian Playlist
  • Two VIP coupons for a Bertolli Frozen Meal for two that will transport you to Italy in just 10 minutes (Note from PQ: I assume they don’t mean that literally. If Bertolli has discovered how to teleport people to Italy in 10 minutes, they should apply for a patent, stat.)

As the PR people put it, “you can enjoy your Bertolli Frozen Meals for dinner then finish the celebration in true Italian style with homemade gelato, Italian espresso and the sounds of contemporary Italian music.” They also sent me two recipes form Paula Jones (no not that Paula Jones) from Bell ‘Alimento:

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment including your favorite Italian food. All entries for the giveaway must be located in the US. (Sorry, non-Americans!) The contest will be open until 11:59pm on Monday, May 10th, 2010. A winner will be chosen randomly.

Even if you don’t win this giveaway, you can enter the Bertolli Sweepstakes by watching every episode of the series and correctly answering a question about it. The winner of that contest will win a trip to Italy (though I assume will take longer than 10 minutes to get you there, unless you already live in Italy, in which case you can’t enter.)

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319 Comments

Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit • May 7, 2010 at 8:24 am

My favorite italian dish is gnocchi – so NOT healthy but oh so delicious!

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Sheryl • May 7, 2010 at 8:42 am

Mama Mia! My favorite is Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese! Makes almost anything better.

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Bri • May 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

Awesome – I love commercials that are subtle/awesome!

Favorite italian dish is always lasagna – so labor-intensive, but such amazing complexity of flavors!

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Lisa • May 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

I have to agree with Jess. Gnocchi is my absolute favorite Italian dish! There is nothing better than good gnocchi (…and nothing worse than bad gnocchi!).

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Jennifer • May 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

Pasta. In all its forms. Stuffed, unstuffed, long, short, tossed with complicated sauces or just olive oil and basil and parm.

Now I’m hungry. GEE, SOME GELATO WOULD BE GREAT RIGHT ABOUT NOW!!! HINT!!! ;-)

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Carol • May 7, 2010 at 8:52 am

When I was lucky enough to visit Italy, I had a mushroom stuffed baked zucchini dish that was fabulous! I’ve even tried to make it at home, but it’s just not the same!

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Andrea • May 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love most Italian food, but my favorite has to be Chicken Parmesan!

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 8:57 am

My favorite italian food is Spagetti & Meatballs, So Yummy

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Crystal • May 7, 2010 at 8:58 am

Ravioli! I grew up on the generic Chef Boyardee stuff and now I buy and make my own! You can stuff it with all manner of innards!

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barbara gary • May 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

Wow what a great prize package they put together for you here! I wish I could get some PR love like that for my food blog! My favorite is spaghetti with lots of meatballs & gotta have fresh garlic bread on the side. I’ll watch the videos & enter their contest soon.

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Denise Paul • May 7, 2010 at 9:08 am

I love cheese lasagna the best, I think, but I also love cheese canneloni, ravioli, shells – pretty much any pasta stuffed with or covered in cheese!

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Neena • May 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

I love tiramisu!

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Karen • May 7, 2010 at 9:17 am

I love alfredo sauce, but I think that toasted ravioli runs a close second. Maybe I should just eat them together!

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Ayesha97 • May 7, 2010 at 9:17 am

Tiramisu… mmmm… rum soaked lady fingers :D Whats not to love!

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Rebecca • May 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

Mmm….just my favorite? It can’t be done!

Gelato
Pizza (the real kind, from Italy)
Prosecco (that’s a food, right?)
Handmade pasta (all kinds!)

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Jennife • May 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

lasagna! I almost never eat it, but I love it.

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Zentient • May 7, 2010 at 9:26 am

Chicken Saltimbocca. But when it comes to binge eating, I used to indulge in pasta alfredo (pasta, butter, cream, parmesan), cooking and eating it alone so I could have a huge bowl, and seconds at that. It was the supreme comfort food.

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Sarah Fowler • May 7, 2010 at 9:28 am

My favorite Italian food is homemade ravioli in basil brown butter sauce. Sometimes it’s ricotta ravioli, sometimes grilled chicken and Parmesan, sometimes…

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 9:28 am

I love pasta with olive oil and spices!!

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Ann in NJ • May 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

I live in the land of Italian Americans, where Olive Garden is oddly sucessful but pales in comparison to REAL Italian food. I love a dish at our local hot spot called Rosemary Garlic Chicken. Sauteed chicken breasts with a fresh tomato sauce with (of course) rosemary and garlic slices, served over angel hair pasta. Fresh, flavorful, and light (ish). If you only eat half the serving.

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Betsy • May 7, 2010 at 9:34 am

spaghetti, lasagna, pizza…anything

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Kari • May 7, 2010 at 9:36 am

My favorite Italian food is my family’s homemade ravioli.

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Christine • May 7, 2010 at 9:38 am

Chicken Marsala. Wine, Mushrooms, herbs, yumm….. and toasty bread with olive oil and parm… whoa! yum!

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Soraya • May 7, 2010 at 9:42 am

Pasta Primavera is my favorite Italian food…With Tiramisu for dessert! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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Michelle • May 7, 2010 at 9:43 am

mmm..italian food!! Lasgana! Pizza! Spaghetti! Chicken Parmigiana!

Love, LOVE, LOVE IT ALL!!

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Annie • May 7, 2010 at 9:47 am

My favorite italian meal is parmesan fonduta. The pasta tastes like dumplings in a rich cheese sauce.

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

Pizza. Not the Pizza Hut, fast food pizza, but the real deal. :) I could eat pizza every day. (But then, I’d become one of those bedbound, super obese women with only a sheet to wear over me and the wall would have to be cut out of my house to take me anywhere. lol)

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Charlene • May 7, 2010 at 9:51 am

The best thing I had in Sicily was two scoops of Straciatella gelato in a BUN.

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Rebecca Hoover • May 7, 2010 at 9:51 am

Mmmmm, Linguini w/ Clam Sause and I love Marisa Tomei too, I’m going to check that show out.

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Jenny • May 7, 2010 at 9:52 am

What a fabulous opportunity–thank you!

My husband makes a fabulous dish–angel hair spaghetti in a browned butter/garlic sauce. Top it with freshly grated Parmesan and I am in heaven!!

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Vicki • May 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

I love a good Chicken Piccata.. mmm.. and manicotti.. mmm.. and now I’m hungry. :(

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Anneke Schultz • May 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

Mmmmm. Italian food. Nothing like it before a long run! My favorite(s)?

Well, for an entre, it would have to be Chicken Marsala.

And desert – Tiramisu.

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Lesli M • May 7, 2010 at 9:58 am

Eggplant Parmesan. Love love looooove it. Mmm, or Capellini Pomodoro (angel hair with crushed tomatoes, basil, and olive oil)

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gknee • May 7, 2010 at 9:58 am

I love pesto!! Especially when I make it with home grown basil and good quality Parmesan. So delicious!

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Charity • May 7, 2010 at 10:00 am

I love Bufala Cheese-like mozzarella, but made with buffalo milk and EVEN MORE delicious. Serve it with some tomatoes, olive oil and basil and it is fabulous. Of course, finding Bufala cheese in the states could prove difficult, but it can be done! That is why we love Trader Joe’s:) Also, gelato in Italy is very very tasty.

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Jamie • May 7, 2010 at 10:01 am

My favorite Italian food is Gnocci! Potato dumplings!!! MMMMM!!!!! You’ve made ME hungry, so please send this amazing prize pack ASAP! Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.

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Brandi • May 7, 2010 at 10:01 am

My favorite italian dish is baked ziti with sausage. My most favorite dessert in the entire world is GELATO!!! That stuff is the best! =)

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Morgan • May 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

My favorite Italian food is, hands down, spaghetti with meatballs. It’s a classic for a reason.

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Melissa • May 7, 2010 at 10:08 am

Italian food? What’s not to like? My fav is something simple, like some great Italian Olive oil over some fresh pasta or a piece of crusty bread. Add a little parmagiano regiano to that and it’s heaven!

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Julie Christine • May 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

Fettuccine Alfredo – hands down! Although the alfredo sauce we know is the american version, I still love the Italian version just as much – fettuccine noodles tossed with grated parmesan, butter, sea salt, and cracked pepper – YUM!

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Colleen • May 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

Asking me to choose is mean. I’ll have to go with any creamy pasta topped with lasagne topped with tiramisu and doused in red wine.

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Mary • May 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

My favorite italian food hands down is spaghetti with meat sauce. I love it!!!! And then theres fettucini alfredo with mushrooms and shrimp or chicken ..and ravioli… tiramisu… (sings to self) On top of spaghetti…all covered with sauce…

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Deb • May 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

Hello again, PQ,

I love free stuff! My favorite Italian “food” is balsamic vinegar! I LOVE it! I make a syrup with sugar, reduce it, and drizzle it on grilled asparagus or those French green beans from Costco. Yummy to the max!

Thanks. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

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Lauren • May 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

Wow, what an amazing prize package! I’ve actually been wanting an ice cream maker since I saw Giada make ricotta and chocolate chip ice cream on Food Network. Swoon! I would say gelato is my favorite Italian treat, but I also make a pretty solid chicken parm. :)

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Jennifer • May 7, 2010 at 10:20 am

Gnocchi with pesto sauce! MMmmmmMMMmmmmMM!

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Cathryn • May 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

Wow, what a cool give-away! Love me some gelato, but I gotta go with simple spaghetti and meatballs as my favorite Italian dish.

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Caro • May 7, 2010 at 10:25 am

Right now it’s tiramisu. But I also love Ravioli also.

I was actually looking at trying out that espresso/coffee maker the other day when I was in Target.

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Drina • May 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

Holy cannoli, I’ve been dying for an ice cream maker. I really want to try this mint ice cream recipe a friend gave me.

And of course, my favorite Italian dish… but you can’t go wrong with a hearty vegetarian lasagne.

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Lap Band Gal • May 7, 2010 at 10:29 am

Fettucine Alfredo…but alas, I consider it “death by pasta” Fat, Carbs, sigh… But soooo yummy!

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Tammy • May 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

Lasagna! When you see comics of Garfield devouring a pan? Yes, that’s me. ;-)

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Emily • May 7, 2010 at 10:37 am

I love lasagna and chicken parmesan! Yum!

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Shilpa Agarwal • May 7, 2010 at 10:37 am

I loves me some pasta (spaghetti with red sauce is an old favorite)!!

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Shelley B • May 7, 2010 at 10:46 am

I love lasagne – first with dinner, and then cold leftovers for breakfast…yum!

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Ariella • May 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

Italian espresso!! YUMMM!

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Elaine • May 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

Favorite Italian food? Hard to choose: lasagna, ziti, basic spaghetti and meatballs…the list goes on.

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Sarahviz • May 7, 2010 at 10:53 am

My fave Italian food? Eggplant parmesan!!

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Kate • May 7, 2010 at 10:53 am

Just reading these comments has made me hungry. My favorite Italian meal – hard to decide – I think I like most of them. I guess the winner is homemade lasagna – made by my mom, not Italian but a fantastic cook. Mmmm

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Molly • May 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

Unlurking in hopes of winning this awesome prize. I love all Italian food but my fave is probably plain old spagetti and meatballs with angel hair.

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Mara @ What's For Dinner? • May 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

Fave italian dish HAS to be bolognese sauce on gnocchi. YUM

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Maureen • May 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

I love Italian food. I even married an Italian (but really not for the food).

I love veggie rotolo which is a noodle wrapped with tomato sauce, spinach and ricotta cheese. Oh soooo good.

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Jenn • May 7, 2010 at 11:16 am

YUM! I love gnocchi and gelato and pesto and spaghetti and lasagna and pizza and paninis, and oh, basically EVERY other type of Italian food.

Though when I was in Italy many, many moons ago, I had a 4-cheese pizza that was so yummy, until I got a mouthful of the forth cheese, GORGONZOLA! It almost made me barf, so I do not enough any Italian food with gorgonzola.

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Barb in CA • May 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

It’s really difficult to pick just one, but I’ll have to go with chicken saltimbocca. I’ll eat just about anything that includes prosciutto. ;-)

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Melanie • May 7, 2010 at 11:20 am

Cannoli, hands-down. Yum.

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Jeanne • May 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

I love all Italian food, but right at this moment, since I’m growing basil, I would love some bruschetta with tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. Yum!

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Ann • May 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

Pizza – and canollis, mmmmmmmmmmm.

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RC • May 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

I love risotto :)

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Kendra • May 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

Chicken Parmigiana or Eggplant Parmigiana is definitely my fave.

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Eva • May 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

my favorite italian dish has to be gnocchi!! so unhealthy! but oh so yummy!

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Krista • May 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

Super-thin pizza with just cheese and basil. Mmmmm

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Kathleen • May 7, 2010 at 11:39 am

Well, if Nutella counts as a meal . . . . otherwise, Chicken Parmesan

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Hayden • May 7, 2010 at 11:40 am

This is like Sophia’s Choice, there are so many good Italian foods! Linguine with white claim sauce will have to be the winner. I replace some of the olive oil with butter which I’m sure is not acceptable to an Italian, but it is fantastic.

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Marsha H • May 7, 2010 at 11:40 am

Love it all but chicken alfredo is still my go-to meal of choice.

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marzipan • May 7, 2010 at 11:40 am

i LOVE spaghetti squash, red sauce, and meatballs. its an AWESOME gluten free pasta alternative, delicious, low-cal, and fiber filled.

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Liz • May 7, 2010 at 11:46 am

Sorbet.

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Roberta Hutcheon • May 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

I love lasagne

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Jenny • May 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

My favourite food when I was in italy was the gelato. Just divine!

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

My favorite is penne alla vodka.

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Erica A • May 7, 2010 at 11:50 am

Italian food I crave is anything from the menu at Mario Batalli’s Enoteca San Marco in Venetian in Las Vegas.

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lg • May 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

Gelato! Especially hazelnut gelato, though so far I have liked every flavor I have tried, and that would be many…

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Jennifer S • May 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

A cannoli is my favorite… Now I’m thinking I have to get one soon….

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Lacey Q • May 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

Good Pizza!

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Meagan • May 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

Hmmm a toss-up between Eggplant Parmesan and pizza. Gotta love a classic.

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Carol • May 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I love lasagna, ravioli, pesto, bruschetta, etc… It’s all good!

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Heather Werth • May 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

My favorite is sausage and peppers with penne pasta..or pizza. When is lunch?

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Kristine W • May 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

mmmm gelato for sure!
but so many to choose from….
Awesome package!

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Jenn • May 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I always order fettucine alfredo… but my exposure to Italian food tends to be of the Olive Garden variety. :)

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Rachel @ WOW • May 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

My favorite Italian dish is definitely spaghetti. Even if it is a completely Americanized version from my childhood, it represents the same family values and closeness that all Italian food tends to represent for me.

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ana • May 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm

how nice, what a great giveaway! Honestly, I can’t choose, I love all Italian food. And absolutely any food in Italy tastes completely amazing–my husband and I still rave about the delicious sandwich we had at an Italian gas station of all places. mmmmm

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Star • May 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Just give me some good ol’ spagetti

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Sweetie Pie • May 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I was in Italy a couple of years ago, and I couldn’t stop eating gelato. Based on my consumption/obsession… I’d say that gelato is my favorite!!

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Megan • May 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Wow! Awesome prize package! My favorite Italian food is cheesy lasagna. Yum!

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Erin • May 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Ravioli. In all its luscious forms.

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Elaine • May 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Manicotti. Or lasagana. Or anything with lots of cheese!

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Jean • May 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I would have to say lasagna, although ironically, I hardly ever order it in an Italian restaurant.

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

A long time ago when I flew on an airplane for the first time they served manicotti. It was delicious. Yes, airplane food. Manicotti has been my favorite ever since. Thank you!

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Linda • May 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

My favorite italian food is lasagna made with lots of veggies including eggplant.

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Ruby Leigh • May 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’m not sure I can pick one, but Gelato is certainly a favorite

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Scale Warfare • May 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Is wine a meal? If so, then Italian WINE

If not, I’ll go with Risotto, which Id slap a kid (KIDDING) for right now since I just started watching my carbs.

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Lisa • May 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Spaghetti and meatballs! But then again, I haven’t met an Italian meal that I didn’t enjoy…

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Lolly • May 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Awesome giveaway! Count me in. I love italian food – but my favorite is a vegan spaghetti and meatballs…yum! I also love bruscetta (sp?). YUM!

~Lolly

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Stacy • May 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

ANYTHING in pasta form!! Yum. I’m eating leftover spaghetti right now and its soo yummy.

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JenP • May 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Risotto – I love making it and I love eating it!

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Eva Mealer • May 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I love a good canolli….who doesn’t??

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Liz S. • May 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

My favorite is ravioli! I love those little stuffed packets of yumminess!!!!

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Cellabella • May 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Does everything count? :D Well, I guess if I had to pick, it would be a naples-style pizza with fresh mozzarella, arugula, and prosciutto!! Oh, and lobster ravioli and any kind of Italian gelato!

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Heather • May 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I love homemade gnocchi!!

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Chris • May 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I’m a spaghetti and meatballs kind of guy.

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Dee • May 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Oh I hope I win: my fave italian dish is baked four-cheese ziti with kalamata olives and eggplant. Yum!

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Amy W. • May 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

All pasta, anytime, anykind! My fav is angel hair with capers, black olives and artichokes!

And, of course, canollis!

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Britta • May 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Gnocchi. Mmmm…. Wish I was eating it right now.

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Susan C • May 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Anything with Alfredo sauce – nom!

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Autumn Brice • May 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Oh god, so hard to choose! Lately, I’ve been craving the lobster ravioli from our local Italian restaurant, so I’ll go with that!

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Jo Martin • May 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Right now, I am loving Burata – a homemade ricotta cheese wrapped in homemade mozzerella. I have found it at several Denver independent restaurants and it is so good spread on grilled foccacia.

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Eggplant parmigiana!

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Karen • May 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Is tiramisu a meal? My back up would be fettuccine alfredo – pasta and cream. What more could you ask for?

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Jen • May 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Risotto… with asparagus, mushrooms, onions and lots of cheese! Accompanied by a glass of wine. Mmmmmm

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Anne • May 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

It’s a toss up, but I’d probably have to go with chicken alfredo. Although, it must be said, chicken parmigiana gets honorable mention. And then there’s garlic bread….. :)

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Dorene • May 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

OMG…so many favorites. The new one is pappardelle with vodka sauce and hot italian sausage…
I follow you on twitter, whatca doin in Ann Arbor? I live in Sterling Heights. I was born and raised in Indiana and my heart is still there. Welcome to the wolverine state :)

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Kelly • May 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm

ravioli, for sure!

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Beverly • May 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Lasagna! Hands Down!

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Sandy • May 7, 2010 at 2:56 pm

GELATO! Walking through the streets of Florence…Oh how I miss you :(

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Melis • May 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I love spaghetti carbonera – eggs + bacon + pasta + cheese… What’s not to like?

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Amy • May 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I had the most wonderful mushroom ravioli cooked in butter with fresh sage on a trip through the Jewish ghetto in Rome. Ah, it takes me back.

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Trini • May 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Hazelnut gelato.

And I love the bread dipping oils at Italian restaurants!

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Heather • May 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Ditto on the gelato!!!

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Agnes • May 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I love it all! But my favorite Italian food is pizza…I know, that’s boring and not original but I love it!

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Lori Moore • May 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Fettucine Alfredo! I love all the giveaways!

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Kathy • May 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Pizza – what can I say, I’m a simple person.

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Shea • May 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Mmm… I don’t think I’ve met an Italian dish I haven’t liked! I love a simple caprese salad, spaghetti aglio e olio with a sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano, and a side of sauteed spinach or broccoli rabe, all followed by a scoop of gelato and a decaf cappuccino.

I’d love to try my hand at some of the more unusual gelato flavors (my favorite is olive oil gelato, a la Mario Batali- sounds funny, but tastes amazing!). The beauty of gelato is it can be made much lower in fat than ice cream. Of course, the olive oil is more fatty and high calorie than other flavors, but I’m working on getting my “good” cholesterol up!

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Patricia • May 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Does Nutella count?

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Denise • May 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Manicotti!

All I need is some espresso to wash it down with :) :)

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Carrie • May 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm

My favorite is gnocci with a pesto sauce. Ahhhh

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Connie • May 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Torn between two lovers: Mushroom Risotto or a basil-tomato gnocci. You can’t go wrong with either – please don’t make me choose between them!

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Ruth • May 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

My favorite Italian food is lasagna (ANY kind).

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Chris • May 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Umm…my favorite Italian food….that would be….ALL OF IT. Especially if it is made with heavy whipping cream……..

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Jen • May 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Being half Italian with grandparents born in Italy, I miss all of my grandmother’s food especially the polenta she used to make and it took hours served with sauce and pork.

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Noor • May 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

my favorite italian dish is lasagna

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Donna • May 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Linguini with white clam sauce or scampi — it’s all about the garlic.

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Erin • May 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I love love love love love tortellacci!! My Aunt makes them homemade, and I could just sit and eat them for hours. AND – if you could bake on some mozeralla…I’d be in heaven!!!

YUM!!

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Laura • May 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Basil, tomato and mozzarella salad, sprinkled with kosher salt and topped with drizzled with a fruity extra virgin olive oil (not EVOO- Suck it Rachael Ray) and some balsamic vinegar.

I am seriously drooling right now.

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Catherine • May 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Tiramisu, of course!

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Marti • May 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Pasta Carbonara! So bad for you and oh so good! All I can say is, more bacon please :)

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Jeanne • May 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Italian food? Yum. How do I pick just one. I suppose if I must pick one thing it would be lasagna. Meaty, cheesy, delicious lasagna.

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Kate • May 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Oh I love all Italian food unfortunately! Probably my favorite is a real good gooey lasagna!

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Vicki • May 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I think it’s anything w/ LOTS of mozzarella cheese. And wine. Yes. Italian wine and mozzarella cheese. And bread. Yes. Wine, cheese and bread.

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Claudia • May 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I love everything Italian, I enjoy the classic spaghetti and lasagna the most. But pasta is my nemisis as I can never turn it down.

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ann peloquin • May 7, 2010 at 5:37 pm

mmm…cannoli!

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Robin • May 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Favorite Italian food = freco! Wonderful combo of potatoes, onion, cheese and olive oil. Only found one Italian restaurant that makes it…and now am totally craving it!

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Allison • May 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I will have to try one of those recipes on my cheat day. My favorite italian food is gelato—yes anything resembling icecream is the best!

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Leigh Ann Snyder • May 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Any pasta, with tomatoes and basil, drizzled with really good olive oil and topped with a bit of fresh grated parmesan. (Wow, that’s making me hungry!)

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Jen • May 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

What a great prize! I am leaving a comment even though I probably would have a better chance at winning the lottery!

I love all Italian food, but I love gelato best. So I need to win that machine so I can try it with Nutella.

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Muzna Ahmed • May 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Risotto is awesome. Especially when made for you by someone cute.

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Christina • May 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

One of my favorites is Rigatoni VaIdostana.

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Dana • May 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm

My favorite is Gnocchi with cherry tomatoes which have been heated until they begin to pop and some wilted spinach. Toss together and serve with a nice glass of Merlot. YUM!

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Lynda • May 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

mmm so many faves! I love bruschetta ?

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Amy Christensen • May 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I love a light angel hail pasta with a crisp marinara and lots of fresh basil on top and a touch of Romano cheese.

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Katy • May 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Hmmmmmmm. I love fresh bread with olive oil dipping sauce!

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jami • May 7, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I love love love bresaola, but it’s a bit of a hassle finding it. For something I can make, risotto – in almost any variety.

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Alexis • May 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

To choose one favorite is nearly impossible!! I am a die had gnocchi fan though!! Especially with a sage sauce. Good stuff!!

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Meg • May 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

My favorite Italian food has to be lasagna. LOVE it.

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Mir • May 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Italian cuisine is my number one fave cuisine, period. To pick just one dish, ayayay! How do I do that? Um…

Okay, let me go right to the core, keep it totally basic: a top-notch pasta al dente with fresh-made marinara and read imported parmesan grated freshly on top with a sprinkling of torn basil leaves and a dollop of rich, warmed ricotta on the side.

I’ve had freshly made marinara at the home of Italian immigrants, and I almost died of pure joy. I wanted to lick the bowl. A hearty pasta e fagiole makes me go oooooooh, too.

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bridgetjones • May 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I love baked ziti. But let me tell you more about that. When I first started dating my soon-to-be husband, he asked me, “What is your favorite dinner?”

Baked ziti.

Then my friend held a bridal shower for me, complete with a quiz, “How well do you know the bride?” She asked the question, “What is your favorite food?”

Cake.

My groom was sooooo frustrated. “You lied to me — you said it was baked ziti!”

Just to clarify: My favorite FOOD is cake. My favorite ITALIAN DINNER would be…Baked ziti.

See how that works?

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Debby • May 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

At the ripe old age of 56, I took my first trip out of the USA last October. My life partner and I went to Italy–Florence and Venice. The food! OMG! My favorite food besides the mint chocolate gelato was a bowl of a kind of bean soup that came to the table with the break already crumbled and mixed into it. So delicious! It’s the height of luxury (and laziness) when someone crumbles and mixes the bread into the soup for you. Mamma mia!

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fbdave • May 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm

All of it. But if I have to pick one thing, I’m going with chicken parmesan.

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Bethama • May 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Spaghetti. Spaghetti is my favorite Italian food. In and of itself. (Oh, heck, I’m just in this for the ice cream.)

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ladyloo • May 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm

LASAGNA!

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Sandy Schwab • May 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I love home made pizza!

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chi • May 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm

my favorite italian food is pizza… i miss the cheese though…

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Foo • May 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Any kind of pizza with lasagna being a close second.

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Donna Bolsar • May 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

My favorite Italian food is still a simple lasagna dish that I make. Great out of the oven as well as freezes great when there are leftovers!

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Mom Taxi Julie • May 7, 2010 at 9:05 pm

What an awesome giveaway! My favorite italian food is lasagna!!

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Ashley • May 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I’m pretty boring – I love good, plain spagetti or lasagna!

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Suzanne • May 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Fresh pasta, any shape & size, just hand made makes it my favorite!

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Laura • May 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Risotto. Mmmmm, risotto!

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Sarah • May 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I would love to win this! What an awesome giveaway! My fav Italian food is Ravioli stuffed with cheese. Mmmm.

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Cari • May 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

ooooh PastaQueen, want! My favorite Italian food is lasagna, although ravioli comes a close second.

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Lorelei • May 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

My favorite Italian food is spaghetti with lots of olive oil. Not unusual, but so delish!

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Kat • May 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Chicken Alfredo is my fave!

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Barbara • May 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

My favorite Italian food is my friend Carmelita’s homemade cannoli…absolutely heaven!

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Faith O'Hara • May 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I love raviolis!

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Kerry • May 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Tortellini pasta! Filled with anything and everything. Mmmm!

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Laurie • May 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

My favorite has to be Chicken Parmesan! But I eat mostly soup these days so I will also say Pasta Fasoli.

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Kelli • May 7, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Spaghetti is my fav! And this would be an awesome gift to win!!

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Sklig • May 7, 2010 at 11:21 pm

i LOVE chicken parm..so boring, I know…but I do!

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Jennifer H. • May 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

My favorite italian food is lasagna…yummy :)

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Amy Wilson • May 8, 2010 at 12:09 am

risotto!

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Joanna • May 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

Okay favorite pasta dish ever: linguine, butter, pepper, pecorino romano! Its on smittenkitchen.com if you’re interested. It’s an awesome cooking blog (not mine), you should check it out =D

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Ula • May 8, 2010 at 12:19 am

Shrimp scampi! Oh and this is such a wonderful giveaway!

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Lauren N. • May 8, 2010 at 12:20 am

I would love a sorbet maker and an espresso machine! My favorite Italian food is homemade gellato.

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Shane • May 8, 2010 at 12:22 am

Hmm what Italian food isn’t my favorite? Okay, since I have to pick one, I’ll go with… Lasagna.

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Penelope • May 8, 2010 at 12:26 am

Risotto – without a doubt. So versatile and delicious!

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Milana • May 8, 2010 at 12:26 am

I love margarita pizza, lasagna, garlic bread, when im in the mood…. but my FAVORITES are a few dishes from when I worked at an awesome italian restaurant…
Panzanella salad, bruschetta on foccaccia bread (so the bread was only lightly toasted, but got soft with the tomato based olive oil/balsamic over it), and the melanzana fritta (breaded eggplant rounds with a goat cheese in the middle and garlicky tomatoes and greens on top…. AMAZING)!

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Maureen • May 8, 2010 at 12:28 am

I’m just like Garfield – a sucker for lasagna! Also, if I this contest, it will completely erase the pain of just having my trip to Italy cancelled due to the volcano! (I know its a random contest, but I would like to remind Lady Luck that she owes me one.)

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} • May 8, 2010 at 12:33 am

My favorite Italian dish is Gnocchetti di Melanzane (Eggplant Gnocchi) :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Jamie • May 8, 2010 at 12:59 am

i want nutella gelato, it might become my favorite italian dish

but currently it si eggplant parm

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Sean (Learn Fitness) • May 8, 2010 at 1:17 am

Pasta pasta pasta, any and all. I’m also a huff sucker for Lasagna.

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TeresaM • May 8, 2010 at 1:23 am

Oh gosh- I would have to say probably chicken parmesan. I do really love the creamy sauce dishes, but am staying away from them on WW.

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Missy • May 8, 2010 at 1:33 am

IN Italy – Porchetta sandwich

Here in the States – pappardelle bolognese

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Jessica • May 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

Homemade pasta, while sitting in a cafe in Rome.

But tiramisu is a close second! Oh, how I miss Italy.

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Mindy • May 8, 2010 at 1:49 am

My favorite Italian dish is chicken parmesan with alfredo sauce.. Yummers!!!

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John's Weight Loss Blog • May 8, 2010 at 6:28 am

Favorite Italian food? Anything that ends in an “i”

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cindy • May 8, 2010 at 6:48 am

shrimp fra diavlo on linguini… nothing better! Oh, dear! Now I have to make it… darn…

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Erika • May 8, 2010 at 7:05 am

I love Gelato. For a main dish, I like Lasagna.

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Megan • May 8, 2010 at 7:09 am

I love lasagna the most!!

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melissa • May 8, 2010 at 7:51 am

nutella….and fried calamari! yum!

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Barb • May 8, 2010 at 7:54 am

Love zuppa de pesce!

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Beep • May 8, 2010 at 8:29 am

Pesto, on pretty much anything.

It’s so hard to choose, though: there are a lot of great Italian foods.

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Carole M. • May 8, 2010 at 8:32 am

Love the blog, I’ve read it for a long time. I usually cook all our food at home because my husband and I rarely eat at restaurants. I’m a fairly good cook, and I make an Italian cooking sauce that I store in the freezer. So whenever I need a batch of red sauce, I have it. I make a really good eggplant parmesan using this sauce. I think that is currently my family’s favorite.

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Connie • May 8, 2010 at 8:37 am

Margarita pizza, preferably while sitting outdoors in a piazza in Napoli.

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Debbie • May 8, 2010 at 8:48 am

Cappuccino and a Cannoli! Heaven.

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Sandy • May 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

I adore Eggplant Parmesan. If it is on a menu, I feel compelled to order it – have gotten some really good ones and some really bad ones, but I have to keep trying it at any new restaurant because it is so much work to make at home.

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Nita • May 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

Gnocchi. I adore that stuff!

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Jen S • May 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

Dessert!!! Tiramisu, gelato!

But the best food I had in Italy were french fries (frittes) Not sure what they fried them in, but 15 years later and I still think about them!!

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Sonce • May 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

Favorite Italian food = manicotti. So yums!

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Courtney • May 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

My favorite italian food is really…anything. Pasta, garlic bread, thin pizza, pesto!

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jenny • May 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

Ok ok, I’ll delurk.

My favorite meal? Most kinds of seafood w/ fra diavolo sauce… for dessert, a chocolate dipped cannoli & espresso *drool*

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Sheryl • May 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

my favorite is any kind of pasta, marinara sauce and good freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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holly • May 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

mmmmmm…all of it. And especially anything with eggplant.

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Amanda • May 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

Ooh, I love Italian! My favorite is lasagna.

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maxie • May 8, 2010 at 11:47 am

Very, very difficult to choose my favorite Italian food, since I am Sicilian and most of my cooking is Italian. That said, my favorite comfort food is pasta con lenticchi (pasta with lentils). Weird, huh?

By the way, that Bialetti isn’t a “machine,” it’s a coffeepot you use on the stovetop.

Luv ya!

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Jackie • May 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Eggplant Parm is my favorite Italian dish!

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Rhonda • May 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Osso bucco followed by tiramisu, served with any red Italian table wine….comfort food for sure!

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Flo • May 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

My favorite Italian food is antipasto!! I love, love, love it!!!! I also adore lasagna, spaghetti, pizza – I guess growing up in an Italian New York neighborhood has influenced me. Hmmm….who knew??

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stacie • May 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Pizza! made with Mario Batali’s dough :) yum.

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C. Papp • May 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

PAPPARDELLE GENOVESE – Extra wide long noodles with pine nuts, garlic, diced roma tomatoes, basil leaves, roasted red rose potatoes, and olive oil and parmesan.

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Heather • May 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm

My fave italian food is chicken piccata

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M • May 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Crostada!! My husband’s family is 100% Genovese…I’m pretty spoiled in the traditional recipe department. But crostada…it’s so amazing!

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ChrissyS • May 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Just ate Italian last night, and I would have to say the bread was probably my fave. The fried mozzarella was also tasty, as was this fine dessert called Chocolate Opera Fudge Torte…YUMM.

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Kimberly • May 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I love all Italian food, but my favorite is a dish that used to be served at a (now closed) local restaurant. It was called Linguini Portofino and was the most amazing blend of linguini, prawns, fresh crab meat, tomatoes and green onions. The sauce was creamy, but very light, and had a slight hint of lemon to it. Oh man, that was some good stuff.

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Kari • May 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

My favorite Italian food is Eggplant Parmesan. I used to get it all the time at the Old Spaghetti Factory, but they took it off the menu and added this horribly rich vegetarian lasagna soaked in cream sauce instead. :(

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Lisa R • May 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Although I’ve never met a pasta I haven’t liked, I’d have to say my favorite is gelato – YUMMY!

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Lauren Manzer • May 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

LASAGNA….yumm…wish i was making it for dinner right now!

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Rob • May 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I am a Penne a la Vodka guy.

Also, let’s not forget that Dan Cortese is the guy that George had a crush on in Seinfeld.

Thanks!

Rob

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Rina • May 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Fettuccine Alfredo. I thought you said you didn’t want to make us hungry? :)

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Suzie • May 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I love gnocchi, it’s not so healthy but it sure is tasty :)

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Angelica Nichols • May 8, 2010 at 5:15 pm

My favorite italian meal is ravioli, though I love just about anything with pasta. Heck, even simple cooked pasta tossed with a little butter and a little cheese, yummy!

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Bobbie • May 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I’m definitely a lasagna girl :)

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Rebecca • May 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

gelato!

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Ann • May 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I love real italian gelato.

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Brittney • May 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Fav. Italian dish hands down would be carbonara. I don’t eat it often but when I do, I savor every last plate lick.

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Kathy W. • May 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

mmmm….Fettucine Alfredo OR Chicken Parmigiana. Or perhaps both together! A girl can dream….

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Christy • May 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Fettucine Alfredo with chicken and broccoli :)

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Lisa Ebron • May 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

PQ, I love you! We could be sisters.
My favorite italian food is a nice pasta with a tasty red sauce and some parmesan cheese. I love me some espresso too!

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Lindsey • May 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Eggplant parmigiana – yum. I have a great recipe too that I found online maybe 5 or 6 years ago. Easy to make, very easy to eat. I’ll even eat it cold, it might actually be better that way.

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Leah • May 8, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Espresso! With plenty of sugar

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mary rogers • May 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I’m a Pasta Girl and there are so so many dishes I love but i guess lasagna or spagetti are my faves

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Rebecca • May 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

My favorite Italian food is gnocchi alla sorrentino – eaten while I was in Naples, Italy! :)

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Veronica • May 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Favorite Italian food? Lasagna, gelato, tiramisu…yummmmm i think i need to go eat some!

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Agnes • May 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm

So hard to narrow down the favorite, but I can’t go too long without having homemade ravioli with mushrooms and gelato for desert. Makes me hungry just thinking about it :) Yum

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erin • May 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

My favorite Italian food is plain old spaghetti and meatballs. Yum.

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Jennifer • May 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Mmmm…..all of it. I guess I’d have to go with any kind of alfredo sauce.

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Annette • May 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

My favorite pasta, this month, is Ravoli. It does change because I love so many of them.

Thank you.

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Amanda • May 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Risotto with asparagus!

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Lydia • May 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm

good old spaghetti!

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Dixie • May 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

My favorite is Veal Piccata.

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tess • May 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

gnocchi, hard to spell, easy to eat!

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Lesley • May 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm

My favorite is pizza.

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Kristin Evenson Hirst • May 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Lasagne, during the winter. Pasta primavera with very fresh vegetables in early summer.

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Misty • May 9, 2010 at 1:21 am

Fettuccine alfredo is my favorite!

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Emma • May 9, 2010 at 1:37 am

hmmmm…..how about fresh pasta with puttanesca sauce follwed by some hazelnut gelato or a nice cannoli? Yeah that works.

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Barb • May 9, 2010 at 6:51 am

Fave italian food is carbonara. Creamy, luscious goodness. But honestly, Italian food is my favorite food — love it ALL!

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Jennifer Raphaelson • May 9, 2010 at 10:49 am

My favorite Italian meal that I can sort of replicate myself is Spaghetti and meatballs- Of course, I have no italian heritage myself so obviously that is not so authentic. :)

The best italian food experience I ever had was eating at an Italian restaurant while I was on vacation in Ireland. I had been hiking for ten days ,and decided to splurge on a big meal. The tiramasu I had for dessert is the single best dessert I ever had. It came in a cute little teacup and had so many different flavors to it. I’m melting just thinking about it…. :)

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Lisa F • May 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

Gelato – haha, if you consider that a “food”

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Fitness Contrarian • May 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

My favorite Italian food is eggplant parmagiani. I love it but very rarely let myself have Iit.

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Jen • May 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

My mama’s homemade spaghetti and meatballs!

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Sarah C • May 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm

My favorite Italian dish would have to be…hmm so many choices…lasagna! It’s a classic!

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Christy C • May 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Chicken Marsala. I recently found a “healthy” version that I’ve made at home, and it’s close, but nothing beats the real, butter-filled goodness of mushroomy marsala sauce!

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ashley cross • May 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I love, love cheese ravioli and lasagna! my absolute fav.

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Erin • May 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I love fresh pasta, the best I had was fresh pear ravioli at lidia’s Italy in Pittsburgh. Definitely fresh ravioli is my favorite :)

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Sarah • May 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I LOVE italian… but recently discovered that hey, I’m gluten intolerant! Awesome. So I suppose I’ll say gelato. I had pumpkin gelato last summer & it was possibly the greatest thing that’s ever been in my mouth.

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erica • May 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Pasta. Yum!!

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Joan • May 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Um, sorry to be so unoriginal, but my favorite italian dish is lasagna. That I make myself, so probably not very italian, but I still like it. :)

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Angie Veith • May 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I love all kinds of Italian food…but my favorite is probably fettucini alfredo. Oh yummmmmy!

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Jennifer • May 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Eggplant Parm is my meal of choice, followed closely by angel hair with clam sauce. Yum yum yum.

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Carrie Glimm • May 9, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Anything with fresh homemade pasta!

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Rose • May 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Plain old spaghetti and meatballs. Talk about comfort food. Ooh, followed by a cappucino gelato!

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Jennifer • May 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Wow! In addition to good espresso, my favorite italian food… hmmm… so many good things. But I think I’d go with tiramisu.

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Nancy • May 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

What a great give-away! Hard to name just one thing…risotto or even just hot pasta with oil and garlic with grated parmesan is wonderful.

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Michelle D. • May 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I LOVE italian food!!! My favorite thing is actually gelato!! :] haha.. man I love all forms of frozen creamy goodness.

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tanya • May 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Fettucini Alfredo with chicken and broccoli

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Miranda • May 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm

When I’m in the U.S., my favorite is canoli. When I visited Italy, my favorites were blood orange gelato, and fried artichokes.

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Carla • May 9, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I have a recipe for Spinach Calzones that are pretty good and would be one of my favorite Italian foods. YUM!

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lee • May 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm

i’m all about eating anything i don’t have to cook, but i do love a nice shrimp scampi.

i never make those recipes that call for a can of cream of something.

bring on the cheesecake!

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LG • May 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

My personal fave is cannoli – sweet pastry goodness!

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gazellegirl • May 10, 2010 at 12:17 am

My favorite actual Italian food is a tie between gelato, wine and baked ziti. My favorite American Italian food is pizza of any breed, followed by things stuffed with cheese, such as tortellini, manicotti (?) and mozzarella stuffed between two tomato slices. Yum!

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Susan • May 10, 2010 at 7:04 am

Favorite italian food. Who has just one?! Mine would have to be lasagna then spaghetti then gelato and tiramisu. Now I’m really hungry.

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ToyLady • May 10, 2010 at 7:41 am

A favorite Italian food would have to be the breads. Semolina bread, pizzas, ciabatta, foccaccia. . . and oh, the cheeses! And the wines!

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Melissa • May 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

Oooh, I love chicken parmesan! Delicious. I hope I win! I think I can. I think I can. I think I can…

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Ann • May 10, 2010 at 8:47 am

1. Pizza, 2. Pizza, and 3. Pizza

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Carmie • May 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

Eggplant Parmigiano! Best comfort food in the world. Mmmm….

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Amy • May 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

yikes! A lot of people like Italian food. I myself love pomodoro…I haven’t mastered making it but it makes my heart flutter to think about it.

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rebecca • May 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

hot damn… a little late to the party but gelato.

gawd… especially the european kind!

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Elizabeth Stinebaugh • May 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

Whoooo, what a great giveaway! I’d love to win it. And who doesn’t love italian food? My favorite italian dish to get locally is this great pasta with seafood. It has kind of a creamy tomato sauce — yes, making it even less healthy. When I was actually IN Rome, I tried more traditional foods and found a dish that included spaghetti pasta that was hollow. I can’t remember the name but was apparently an important regional dish — and delicious! There was also pancetta, adding to the yum factor.

ALSO, congrats on the decision to move. The South is great!

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Kristin • May 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

I really don’t think I could choose just one favorite. Tiramisu, pizza, chicken marsala, gelato, pasta, CHEEEEEEEESE….

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Kimberly • May 10, 2010 at 10:06 am

My favorite is any kind of pizza.

Thanks!

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Melissa • May 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

My absolute favorite italian dish is homemade spaghetti and meatballs – there’s just something about the homemade meatballs and red sauce that has been cooking ALL day that makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

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Megan M • May 10, 2010 at 10:36 am

Yummmmmmy I love chicken parmesan :)

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Kellen • May 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

Most definitely love Italian pizza. Must be gourmet and not greasy.

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Asmita • May 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

Tiramisu!! Yum..my most favorite dessert ever.

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Sara • May 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

Spaghetti bolognese, but the “real” kind, not just any meat and tomato sauce. Mm.

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BB • May 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

Raviolis…love ‘em!

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Erin • May 10, 2010 at 11:54 am

My favorite would have to be some sort of Alfredo. Can’t go wrong with butter, cheese, and cream! Unfortunately what I end up eating is whole wheat pasta, organic spaghetti sauce, and turkey meatballs. Sufficient, but no Alfredo.

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Kelly • May 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Pizza

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Pam • May 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I have fond memories of Aunt Rose’s lasagna – just tried to make it again this weekend, and it doesn’t hold a candle to Aunt Rose’s.

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Jaime Mesich • May 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

My favorite Italian dish is cheese and spinach stuffed ravioli with pesto sauce, mmmmmmmm.

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Sandy G • May 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Fettucini Alfredo..I know heart attack on a plate, but sometimes I’m willing to take that risk! My hubby makes a mean Pesto sauce too..YUM!

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Lisa • May 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I love Eggplant Parm…what I wouldn’t do for some right now!

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Annette • May 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love it all. I had the trup of a lifetime in Tuscany. Still, if I had to pick one food above all others it would be pizza.

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Minda • May 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Like Garfield, I enjoy a good lasagna.

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Liz • May 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Eggplant Parm! Thanks for the contest

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Leah • May 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

oooh! Neat giveaway!

My favorite Italian dish is cheese ravioli with rose/vodka sauce, and my favorite dessert is lemongello. <3

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Lynne • May 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I love ravioli…cheese, spinach, whatever. Yum!

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sarah • May 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

So difficult to chose one favorite. However… it would have to be lasagna :0)
Or anything involving panchetta :)

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Nicole Lynch • May 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Fettuccine carbonara, with the eggs, cream, cheese, and BACON! yum. anything with bacon is good, but pasta and bacon together? perfecto

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Paula Fung • May 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm

My favorite Italian food is potato gnocci. Made from real potatoes. Thanks for asking!!

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Jennifier • May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

This is so lame, but my favorite Italian food is plain old spaghetti and meatballs, Yum!

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Cheryl in AL • May 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I love a pasta with a light tomato sauce. Of course chicken / spinace / ricotta ravioli has a special place in my heart also.

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Megan Gervais • May 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I love baked ziti or chicken parm….but truly I’m a pastaholic….and I’m working on establishing a support group for us =)

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RG • May 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Limoncello, followed by chocolate gelato (or together). yum.

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