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Florentine Crepes: Crespelle alla fiorentina

When, a few weeks ago,  favourite son came to visit from London, I asked him, as one does on such occasions, what it was that he would like me to cook for him.  Favourite son is well aware that I … Continue reading

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Crespelle with Spinach, Ricotta and Taleggio

Now that we all know how to make ‘crespelle’ (thin pancakes just like crepes) — see ‘The Peerless Pancake’ post — and now that we all know how easy it is to make bechamel — see ‘The Queen of Sauces’ … Continue reading

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The Peerless Pancake

Crepes come from France, as we all know,  but crespelle (same thing, same root word) come from Italy aha! But WHO started them first?  Who, who, who, who? I want to know.  There is always a bit of rivalry between … Continue reading

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