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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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Pumpkin Barley Orzotto (not Risotto) – Orzotto alla Mantovana

Invited to an inauguration for future cooking classes in a fine kitchen-ware shop called “Ottagoni” in  Rome’s Trastevere area last week ….. I espied a lone-looking chef deep within the bowels of this snazzy showroom selling Cesar kitchens.  I would … Continue reading

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Mozzarella and Pumpkin — an odd couple?

I remember being gobsmacked  when reading about a recipe for a summer dish consisting of mozzarella and melon — it seemed such a risqué combination then to me (we’re talking 2004) whereas now I think of it as old, albeit … Continue reading

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artichokes and leftover pumpkin soufflé as a side dish

Artichokes can flummox the inexperienced cook because they require quite a lot of prepping. The first thing that surprises is the amount of artichoke that is simply discarded because basically it is unfit for mastication —  but once one gets … Continue reading

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