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April 21, 2018
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Trapizzino-Rome

Just when you think there’s nothing new to be had in the way of Italian food you meet the trapizzino. We had planned on trying this creation last year, but never got around to it. This time I had it on our “must eat” list and we only made two mistakes-going on our last evening in […]

April 17, 2018
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Pizzeria Nuovo Mondo

  What to do on our first night in Rome after a very long travel day of trains, planes and automobiles? Why-pizza, of course! Last year while in town we spent a morning eating our way through the Testaccio area of the city with the Eating Rome walking tour. It was our first time venturing […]

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 […]

March 17, 2018
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Biscotti di Greve

I am of the sort for which breakfast constitutes a cappuccino and something sweet, preferably a cookie. I’ve been known to have a piece of chocolate with that morning coffee if nothing else is available. I really try to have a tin of homemade cookies on the counter at all times and if J. had […]

February 20, 2018
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Posole

The first time I’d ever heard of “posole” we were in Santa Fe having dinner at the home of a friend. It was cold and snowy and she wanted us to taste this stew she had prepared. It was the perfect meal for a winter evening-warm and spicy, filled with chunks of pork and this […]

February 11, 2018
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Spinach and Chard Nudi

  Looking for a vegetarian dish that packs lots of flavor, well look no further. It’s been ages since I made these and they are just as good as I remember. Think spinach ravioli without the pasta wrapper. Once again I was a little concerned that they might fall apart in the boiling water, but […]

January 26, 2018
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Winter Vegetable Tart

Over the past week I spent more than a few hours pouring over cookbooks and thumbing through my ever expanding file of recipes looking for an idea for a lunch I was preparing for a few friends. I thought I had settled on a hearty soup paired with crusty homemade rolls, but I kept coming […]