Tag Archives: aubergines

The Diva pasta … pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma comes from Sicily and, in particular, from Catania.  Rumours still abide that it was the Sicilian writer, publisher, journalist and producer of theatrical works, Nino Martoglio, who came up with ‘title’ for this pasta sauce, comparing it … Continue reading

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Aubergine sandwiches with meatballs and mint leaves

There is no wow factor to this recipe.  It’s very plain, it’s easy to make, it can be eaten at room temperature and it’s just the sort of dish to prepare in advance when you’re looking forward to a summer … Continue reading

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Window slats and the naming of a dish: la Parmigiana di Melanzane

Very Important Post Scriptum to the post I had written below – I am incorrectly placing the PS before the post to  make sure, dear Reader, that you understand just how complex a parmigiana di melanzane can be !!! When … Continue reading

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