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A Craving for Sartù – Using Leftovers Backwards

Yesterday I wrote about some leftovers … see photo below:Here are the remains of what had been meatballs cooked in a tomato and pea sauce.  These leftovers could have easily been used to coat a lovely plate of pasta but, … Continue reading

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Ossobuco the Roman Way – Ossobuco alla romana

Ossobuco is known the world over by lovers of Italian food as hailing from the North of Italy.   Correct.  I have written about ossobuco in two other posts (see bottom of page).  What I am writing about today is the … 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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Geometry in a pasta soup: Quadrucci con i Piselli (Soup Series)

This is a soup that is best made with peas freshly shelled out of the pod accouncing the arrival of Spring in its full splendour.  However, frozen peas will do for other times of the year when a hot soup … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Asparagus and Sausage – If you can’t beat them, eat them! (Gnocchi that is …)

This post follows on from another entitled “The trouble with gnocchi” which is supposed to be a blow by blow account of how to make gnocchi from scratch.  If anyone is foolish enough to want to try making gnocchi, and … Continue reading

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Pasta with Vignarola Leftovers

Waste not, want not … thus, if there was enough Vignarola left over the next day (see yesterday’s post … why not use it for a pasta dish? Here are the vignarola leftovers, to which I shall add, also left over, some … Continue reading

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