Tag Archives: tomatoes

Picchiapò – pronounced peek-ya-poh

Leftovers are sneered at by people who subscribe to reasons that are either piously self-complacent or scientifically hygienic.  The first believe that there should never be a surfeit of food,  that planning and good husbandry are the essence of a … 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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The Classic Summer Tomatoes – Pomodori col riso classici

It is a climatological irony that during the hottest time of the year, the best dishes need to be cooked in an oven — and this is the case with these tomatoes.  This is the epitome of  home food, a … Continue reading

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Salsa Tonnata – Fish ketchup

Salsa tonnata is a sauce made using tuna packed in olive oil, some capers, a few fillets of anchovies packed in oil, and some freshly made mayonnaise.  It’s been around for a while and, as with the previous post on … Continue reading

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Frese and friselle for another ‘portable’ salad, so ingenious …

When the weather is very hot and the idea of cooking is but a remote universal possibility … it’s a good idea to do something with those large, dry, rock-hard doughnut-shaped breads called ‘frese’ or ‘frise’ or friselle.  They are … Continue reading

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