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Arrivederci – Continue to Read my recipes on My New Blog

Dear Readers … most of whom are family and friends ! …  I ran out of space on this blog and I am not very computer savvy or techy and basically, the easiest thing for me to do was to … Continue reading

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Gorgonzola and Mascarpone Tureen

Dear Blog-Followers … you might be interested in reading about a groovy recipe combining gorgonzola and mascarpone.  I wrote this recipe for the Giardini di Sole’s blog yesterday.   I was in Boston until last week and together with business … Continue reading

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Caciu all’argentera: Sicilian ‘rabbit’

Originally posted on My Home Food That's Amore:
Sunday evening, the day after you’ve hosted a Saturday night dinner which has, yes, been a lot of fun but which, also, bequeathed a lot of clearing and tidying up in…

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Monday’s risotto – Risotto with Beaten Eggs

Originally posted on My Home Food That's Amore:
So … Monday late morning, almost lunch time,  and I’m fighting shy of a foul mood on account of the foul weather and realise there are going to be 4 of…

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The Chianina Shop at Lastra a Signa

Fellow food blogger, Stefan (, who lives in Holland, wrote the following comment à propos of my post on the Chianina steak: “The steak looks great! I did a post on Fiorentina in January, but couldn’t get any Chianina back … Continue reading

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Fishy Guests and Food-Laden Friends

I think we have all heard of the Spanish greeting “mi casa es su casa”.  In Arabic there is an exact same proverb which goes something like this: bye-tee bye-too-keh (my house is your house).  And in English we have … Continue reading

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Loving the Leftovers: Pasta with Peas, Asparagus and Ricotta

When leftovers are aplenty, and size does matter after all, the ensuing and logical procedure is to finish them off in their “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” glory. When, on the other hand, one is taking stock of “bits”:  bits and pieces, a little … Continue reading

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Colourful Table Settings

  I love colours on the table, don’t you? Even when the table is an informal, casual and “fun” affair … Monochrome is sleek and chic and never out of fashion … but on some occasions, only a rumpus of … Continue reading

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Olive Oil in the Cafeteria and an Unforgivable Failing of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization

This will probably be the only post I manage before Easter and so I would first and foremost like to wish everyone who celebrates this event a very Happy Easter.  Easter is an occasion of culminating meaningfulness for Christian believers … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Roman Artichokes – Carciofi alla Giudia

Perhaps not everyone knows that many a traditional Roman recipe owes its origin to the Jewish cuisine of Rome, which in turn harks back to techniques and textures that go all the way to southern Italy and Sicily.  I am … Continue reading

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