Monthly Archives: July 2013

The crunch factor in pasta – The Game of Love

The Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda saw fit to pen a poem hailing tomatoes (“Ode to Tomatoes”) and I have added it at the end of this post in case any one wants to read it. I … Continue reading

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Roast Beef the Italian Way

  Well, for starters, roast beef ends up being called “ross biff” in Italian, and not only does it lose the “T” in the pronounciation, it also loses the oven.  Meaning …. roast beef in Italy tends to be cooked … Continue reading

Posted in Contorni and/or side dishes, Herbs and plants, Secondi (main course, usually meat based), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments