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Spelt and Orange Salad – Farro con Arance

Whenever the word ‘salad’ gets drawn into conversation, I immediately think of lettuce, rocket/arugula and green, leafy ‘things’ and associate it with Summer – because that’s when salad used to get eaten, i.e. only during the Summer months when the … Continue reading

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Vitello tonnato – Veal in Tuna Sauce

Last summer (i.e. 2012), someone who cared about the state of tunny fish or tuna in the world kept up a very intense debate on facebook as to the future of this fish, portraying a grim and pessimistic future.  As … Continue reading

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The Sardinian Seafood Salad – Astice alla Catalana

I really do not know enough about how lobsters are graded world-wide but I can safely vouch for those found in the waters of Sardinia (especially in the Gulf of Asinara between Stintino and Santa Teresa di Gallura, and also … Continue reading

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Sartor’s Arrosticini Messinesi with a Green Sauce

Daniele from the Sartor Butcher’s at the Testaccio market told me that he was inspired to make these skewers after watching some little old ladies sitting outside their house in Messina, crafting little ‘pouches’ of meat stuffed with cheese and … Continue reading

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On a Roll (Part 2) – Stove Braised Lemon Veal

Part two of the tale of what befell yon blogger in part 1. This is all about how to make a veal roast in a pan on the stove top.  The reason I made this veal roast is because it … Continue reading

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