Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Manuali, have come out with their eighth cookbook, “Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian.”
Uncle Jim and Aunt Elvira Irwin moved to Florida after he retired from United Airlines as a pilot. Aunt El will make her famous braunschweiger ball on Super Bowl Sunday. And Uncle Jim will eat most of it.
- 1 pound braunschweiger, Usinger's or Kahn's preferred
- 3-ounce package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup minced onion or shallot
- Parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Bring the braunschweiger and cream cheese to room temperature. Mix until well combined. Add the onion. Form into a rough ball in the mixing bowl and refrigerate until cold and firm. Transfer the ball to a platter, then using your hands or a spatula roughly form the mixture into a ball. Roll in chopped parsley, if you like. Serve with crackers.