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Pasta al Tonno – Variation

It is very traditional to have a fish-only themed menu on Christmas Eve in most parts of Italy, including Rome.  Also traditional are foods fried in batter such as artichokes, cauliflower, broccolo, apples, cod fish etc.  Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti … Continue reading

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Mushroom soup for parties

Mushroom soup doesn’t sound particularly enticing for a dinner party except for when the weather is really cold and wet and it takes forever to get warmed up once one has reached the sanctuary of a warm room, away from … Continue reading

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Using pistachios to make a different kind of pesto

The effort required to make this pasta sauce is not commensurate with the end result … but in a very positive way!  And that is because the little energy required bequeaths the reward of a textured, lingering taste and the … Continue reading

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