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April 30, 2020
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Sformatini di Broccolo Romanesco

The first time I tasted a sformata we were in a trattoria in Acqui Terme in Piemonte. I ordered it not knowing exactly what it was and was pleasantly surprised when I was served a light and creamy vegetable custard. After returning home I searched for recipes and made one with spinach. That was quite some […]

April 28, 2020
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Torta Rustica

  The one bright spot in this incredibly strange time is that my local farmers market is sill up and going full force. Most of the other markets in the San Diego area have been closed for the past five weeks so I feel very lucky to be able to support these small family owned […]

April 13, 2020
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Torta di Pasqua

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything-not quite sure why. I’ve been meaning to post about my love for Italy and I just haven’t gotten around to it. Needless to say Italy is on my mind every single day and baking this for Easter lunch is my tribute to the birthplace of my […]

October 21, 2019
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Polpettine di Pane

I first sampled my new favorite appetizer during our stay at B&B Pietraviva outside of the town of Cisternino in the Valle d’Itria of Puglia. Breakfast is included at this charming trullo and when we heard that it was possible to have dinner prepared for us (at an incredibly fair price) we decided to dine in […]

April 23, 2019
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Italian Easter Pie

Making this torta is a tradition in our house and it just doesn’t seem like Easter without it. As a college student my grandmother would pack me a piece to go and I would eat it on the train ride back to school. There are certainly variations on this recipe, some with a lot more […]

April 3, 2018
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Pizza Rustica di Pasqua

  Without fail my grandmother made her version of this torta  every spring during Easter week. I remember her packing up a piece for me to take on the train ride back to college. We always called it Easter Pie. After she passed away it was years before I attempted to recreate this specialty from Campania. One […]

November 20, 2017
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Wild Mushroom Tart

So I’ve finally moved on from all things tomato and am ready to try some new recipes focusing on fall flavors. I know that you can get mushrooms all year long, but I didn’t even think about making this tart until the weather turned a little cooler. When I went to the cupboard to find […]

September 30, 2017
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End Of Summer Pizza

The calendar may say that October is a day away, but the weather here in southern California is definitely still screaming summer. The farmer’s market is in a state of change with one side of the table covered in heirloom tomatoes and the other end piled high with butternut, acorn and kabocha squash. As anxious […]

March 11, 2017
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Broccoli With Burrata

****I’ve made a correction to the ingredients in the recipe so if you receive this by email please use this version. Sorry! If you only need one recipe for broccoli, this is it. I discovered it a few years back when I purchased what was to become one of my favorite cookbooks-Sunday Suppers at Lucques-written […]

March 10, 2017
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Broccoli With Burrata

If you only need one recipe for broccoli, this is it. I discovered it a few years back when I purchased what was to become one of my favorite cookbooks-Sunday Suppers at Lucques-written by the illustrious Los Angeles chef, chef Suzanne Goin. I haven’t made it to any of her restaurants, but I have had […]