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Q: Dana Mandile Dye

Fabio, I have questions about salt. Kosher, Sea Salt & Iodized. 1.) When should you use which type for what…. cooking, baking, seasoning…? etc. 

 A: Kosher Salt- you really can use this in all cooking ! You can use it with your protein…or sweets…and anything in between :) Crystalline Sea Salt – add this type of salt to food you JUST made…great to add on top of fish ! Iodized Salt- better for baking since the grains are so fine

Q: Cheyenne Foeller

What is your favorite family recipe? and Why?

A: One of my absolute favorite family recipes is of course my Mom’s Meatballs ! Everyone loves them and they are the perfect thing to make me feel right at home :-) You can’t go wrong with them !

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Q:  ‪@dianaperez07

‪@fabioviviani: what are you currently obsessed with? ‪#FKAMagazine ‪#FabioQA

A: DreamLeague Soccer for IPad !! It’s the best game for the little down time I have ;-) Highly recommend ! If you follow me on Instagram @fabioviviani, I like to upload video from it :)

Q: @ayakoreno

@fabioviviani Can you please give me a recipe for a good summer salad to make for a picnic this weekend? Thanks! ‪#FabioQA

A: Of course !! Here are some of my favorite summer salad recipes: Arugula and Summer Fruit Salad, Smoked-Salmon Salad, and Mizuna Arugula Salad with Figs. Enjoy ! 

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Q: Ann Marie Lopinto

Need a good Veal Marsala recipe please!!!!

 A: If you go this site, you can see my chicken marasala recipe along with a video ! Prepare your veal, and use this sauce :-)

Q: Nancy Schowalter

Do you have a crockpot recipe you can share?

A: Of course I do Nancy ;-) Here’s my recipe for Dark Beer and Black Pepper Braised Short Ribs. A slow cooker really brings out all the delicious flavors !

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Q:  ‪@jolsonsun

@fabioviviani:  ‪#FabioQA I have more cucumbers from my garden than I know what to do with, getting tired of salad, have any recipes for cukes? 

A: Too many cucumbers than you know what to do with ?? That sounds like a problem I can help solve : ) Here are some recipes that use cucumbers that AREN’T salads. How do Cod Tacos with Radish Salsa sound ? Or Gazpacho Poached Shrimp or Spicy Cuban Pork Sandwich ? Enjoy !

Q:  ‪ ‪@river_guillermo

@fabioviviani whats an easy dish to make the ladies while impressing them at the same time #FabioQA

A: Ah impressing the ladies… always a good idea to use food ! ;-) Try this Scallop Risotto with Crispy Sage or Gnocchi  is also a good option ! 

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Q: Kevin Bishop @KingLabrat 

‪@fabioviviani What is a goof pasta recipe for Ravioli?

A: A great summertime ravioli recipe is my Pesto & Ricotta Ravioli !! When we get into the winter months, a great recipe choice is my Butternut Squash Raviolo with Brown Butter Sage Sauce, which is in my new cookbook Fabio’s Italian Kitchen : ) ALSO in my cookbook are the recipes for Naked Ravioli with Ricotta and Spinach, Potato Ravioli, as well as Naked Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce. YUM !

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Q: Jan Venturino

I need to know the secret to making good gnocchi!! Mine keeps coming out either too soft or too tough! HELP!

 A: I have a few secrets up my sleeves ;-) You always want to cook potatoes starting from cold water- this will prevent them from crumbling. The secret to perfect gnocchi is starting from a cold potato. You want to mix the dry ingredients first, then SLOWLY add the potato. The perfect ratio of ingredients is 3 pounds of potatoes to 2 cups of flour to 1 cup of Parmesan cheese. Don’t forget a pinch of ground nutmeg too !

Q: Greg Fountain

How would you best use ricotta salata?

A: I’m glad you asked, Greg ! One of my favorite recipes is “Penne with Zucchini, Ricotta Salta, and Mint” ! It’s a must-try : ) Here’s the recipe:

Q: Traci Wargo-Lehman

Blueberry scone recipe ….since we are in summer and blueberries are plentiful

A: I love blueberry season !! While I may not have a blueberry scone recipe off -and…I have many that are BETTER ;-) Try these Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes, I promise you will not be sorry you did. Also, this Milky Blueberry Oatmeal Bruleed with Ginger Maple Cream is amazing !

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