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Italia's Pride

This is a favorite dish in the writer's family, having been sent many years ago from Italy by a friend who had learned its composition from her Italian cook. Its name was bestowed by the children of the house.


  • 1 large cup of chopped meat
  • 2 onions minced and fried brown in butter
  • 1 pint of cold boiled macaroni or spaghetti
  • 1 pint of fresh or cold stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoonful of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoonful of white pepper


Butter a pudding dish, and put first a layer of macaroni, then tomato, then meat and some onion and seasoning, continuing this till the dish is full. Cover with fine bread crumbs, dot with bits of butter, and bake for half an hour. Serve very hot.


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The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking (1903).

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