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Quiche Frascataine

Warning … caveat Emptor … this is a rather long post … if it’s the recipe you are after, and to be honest it would be worth your while taking a look at it, just scoll down until you come … Continue reading

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The Comfort of a Spud – Il Puré di Patate, Mashed Potatoes Italian Style

You either love potatoes or you don’t, you either adore mashed potoatoes or recoil in horror at their flowing mushiness. I happen to think mashed potatoes are a good reason to be alive.  Even vegans can enjoy an ersatz version … Continue reading

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Meat and two veg – and the special one of the two veg (Mashed Potatoes)

      When I was growing up, dinner was nearly always about meat and two vegetables.  Even when one went out to a restaurant (we’re talking the early seventies here), there would be an hors d’hoeuvre or starter followed by meat … 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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