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Getting crabby

I was doing some shopping at Rome’s Piazza Vittorio market a few weeks ago and came across the sale of live crabs.  Live crabs may be a normal feature in some parts of the world, such as Granville Market in … Continue reading

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Insalata Russa: The Salad with a Mysterious Pedigree

I almost got a headache reading around the origins for a mixture of veggies and mayonnaise that in Italy is known as “Insalata Russa” (i.e. Russian salad) and in Russia as “Salade Olivier”.  By all means, if you have time … Continue reading

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What to do with boring courgettes: ‘boats’ with shrimps

Many friends and relations often comment that many of the vegetables taste so much nicer in Italy than back home, wherever ‘home’ might happen to be.  That’s as may be except for one vegetable which I think is utterly ‘boring’ … Continue reading

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Salsa Tonnata – Fish ketchup

Salsa tonnata is a sauce made using tuna packed in olive oil, some capers, a few fillets of anchovies packed in oil, and some freshly made mayonnaise.  It’s been around for a while and, as with the previous post on … Continue reading

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