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June 17, 2016
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Frittata di Pane

  I can truly say that summer has arrived with the first bruschetta of the season. This may look like a traditional bruschetta, but in reality this dish is more like a savory French toast. I found the idea for this in Faith Willinger’s book Adventures of an Italian Food Lover. Don’t hesitate to purchase any […]

March 28, 2016
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Pasquetta-Little Easter

In Italy the Monday after Easter is also a holiday known as Pasquetta. Schools are closed, most people are off from work and it’s a day when many families head off to the countryside for a picnic. It almost feels like the official start to spring. We may not be going on a picnic today, […]

July 4, 2015
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Sformato Di Ricotta

I’m not sure that this qualifies as an actual “sformato” but it is a dish that I could sit down, grab a spoon and devour. Some of you may be asking “what actually is a sformato“? I know that was my question when I first encountered it on a menu in Acqui Terme in Piemonte. […]

January 20, 2014
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Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

I came across this idea in the latest issue of Food & Wine and wondered why I had’t done this before. I seem to remember making a version of this years ago with dried herbs but I can now say that fresh herbs is the way to go. I say “idea” rather than recipe because […]

January 22, 2013
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Gougeres

Gougeres– don’t let this foreign sounding word intimidate you. It’s French and is the name for an incredibly light and easy to make hors d’oeuvres. The pastry is the same as you would make for cream puffs, so once you have this under your belt, there’s a variety of things that you can do with […]

September 24, 2012
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Roasted Corn & Brioche Pudding

Yes, summer is slowly on its way out and before too long it will be squashes and root vegetables that you’ll see piled high at the farmers’ market. Luckily the fresh corn hangs on almost until Thanksgiving here in southern California and hopefully you still have access to it in your area. I was thumbing […]

September 13, 2012
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Yes You Can!

There’s a certain mystique associated with souffles. The word conjures up images of a dimly lit French cafe-crisp white linens, a carafe of wine and expectations of of a dish light and fluffy, something you would never make at home. Well, you don’t have to travel to France to experience this. You-yes you-can make a […]