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Testaccio Market, Wrong Season, Wrong Reason, Right Recipe – Courgettes Sweet and Sour – Caponata di Zucchine

I had a somewhat bizarre experience at Rome’s Testaccio market once.  The old Testaccio market, that is, the one that was razed to the ground a couple of years ago.  An appointment had been made for me to meet a … Continue reading

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Hands on Hips over Risotto Making … and Seeing the Light with a Leftovers Risotto!

Hands on hips, but no pursed lips.  My ‘attitude’ regarding risotto is born of listening and learning from other people, and then practising at home.  Ours is not to pontificate but ours IS to investigate, evaluate and recreate. I would … Continue reading

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