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Risotto alla Carbonara

We love our pasta in this family, we do. For a variety of reasons, one of which is that pasta lends itself to being concocted in the briefest of time frames and using whatever ingredients are there to be sourced, … Continue reading

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Pecorino Frittata … And We Won’t Mention Tripe! – Uova in Trippa

With the holiday season already started and long lists of things-to-do and things-to-buy piling up whether we want them or not (Christmas and New Year can by trying times for many people), having to think of what to make for … Continue reading

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Roast Pumpkin Stuffed with Cheese and Mushrooms – Zucca al Forno

With Thanksgiving and holiday season just around the corner, it is always useful to have an accessible pumpkin recipe to fall back on, with which to grace the table. Pumpkin and squash are not relished in my family (except by … Continue reading

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Peperonata – Keep Calm and Carry On Stewing

Peperonata sounds so much nicer than capsicum stew doesn’t it!  It’s a long-hot-summer kind of dish, best eaten at room temperature or … even on the cold side.  It is a side dish, a “contorno” but it is ruinous for … Continue reading

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On a Silver Plate – Cream, Cognac and Posh Polpette

The thing with meatballs is that you either love them or sneer away from them if you’re not Italian.  I’ve yet to met an Italian who doesn’t like his or her ‘polpette’ (‘little pulps’ is the literal translation of meatballs … Continue reading

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