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OSIA National Cookbook

For the Love of Italian Cooking is the official cookbook of the Sons of Italy, featuring recipes from OSIA members across the country.

Showcasing dishes as simple as "Linguine Frutti di Mare" (Linguine with Seafood) and as complex as "Arrancini" (Rice Balls), this cookbook is the place to find those unique recipes that you crave from Italian restaurants or pine for from Grandma's house.

Proceeds from the sale of this publication will be used to fund the cultural, educational and philanthropic programs of the Sons of Italy.

For the Love of Italian Cooking!

Each copy: $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping & handling
Multiple copies: $24.95 plus $2.00 shipping & handling each

To order, complete and return an order form, call 800.552.OSIA or email nationaloffice@osia.org.

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Ring in springtime with this fresh recipe from For the Love of Italian Cooking!

Pasta & Asparagus

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, bias sliced into 1-inch pieces

  • 4 ounces prosciutto, coarsely chopped (about ¾ cup)

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup light cream or half & half

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 8 ounces hot cooked pasta


In a covered saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling salted water 8 to 10 minutes or until just tender; drain.

In a large saucepan, cook prosciutto, onion, celery in butter about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add cream or half & half, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked asparagus; heat thoroughly.

Toss asparagus mixture and Parmesan cheese with pasta until coated. Serve immediately.

Bev and Bob Amante
Peninsula Italian-American Lodge #2145
Newport News, VA
Grand Lodge of Virginia

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