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Tale of 2 ricotta pies — one sweet, one savory — for Italian Easter feast

Tale of 2 ricotta pies — one sweet, one savory — for Italian Easter feast

Pasqua — Easter — is considered the second most important religious event of the year in Italy. Bring this joyful celebration of the end of winter and nature’s rebirth to the table with torta pasqualina, a ricotta, sausage and artichoke stuffed pie, and pastiera napoletana, a Neapolitan pie made with wheat berries, ricotta cheese and candied citron.

Easter marks a long weekend in Italy, thanks to the much-beloved Pasquetta — Little Easter — celebrated the Monday after Easter Sunday. Pasquetta calls for time spent with family in the great outdoors, enjoying the milder weather, and a picnic in the countryside, complete with savory and sweet pies packed in a basket. Every family has...

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