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October 7, 2017
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Easy Tomato Tart

    It doesn’t get much easier than this. Before the tomato season is over this is a tart that I encourage you to try. I always have a box of frozen puff pastry in the freezer so there’s no need to feel pressured to make your own dough. If you can find puff pastry […]

July 15, 2017
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Condimento Alle Verdure

It may seem like all I’ve been doing for the last seven weeks is reminiscing about my time in Italy and yes, there’s been a lot of that going on, but I’ve also been back in the kitchen. My first impulse when looking for a summer starter is to grill up some bread for bruschetta […]

June 1, 2017
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Forme D’Arte-Lucca

I have a tradition of strolling down Via San Paulino on my very first day in Lucca. Two of my favorite shops are located here-Caniparoli Cioccolateria-the chocolate shop I simply adore and Officina delle Pelle-a lovely family owned shop selling leather goods made right in town. There’s no doubt that I will make a purchase […]

May 21, 2017
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La Fattoria Del Teso

Even though I certainly have sampled plenty of wine from the area surrounding Lucca, I ┬áhad never actually visited the wine growing region of Montecarlo, about seven miles outside of town. It was a clear and sunny and for the first time in days it was warm. ┬áThe drive up to the winery was lined […]

May 19, 2017
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Lucca-In The Kitchen

Six years ago when I began my Panini Girl trips to Lucca I met a very talented local woman whose passion is cooking. By day she works for the archdiocese located a few blocks away from our apartment and in her spare time she teaches cooking classes. We are lucky to stay in an amazing […]

March 25, 2017
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“I Cracker” And A Giveaway

I’ve been thinking a lot about Rome lately in anticipation of our upcoming trip to Italy. As J. says “Rome is like an onion. You just keep peeling back layers and there’s always more to discover.” Of course there are endless sights that I hope to some day see, but I can’t help myself from […]

February 17, 2017
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Mushroom & Taleggio Pie

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to use this box of puff pastry that I bought at Surfas-the restaurant supply store. Since it was sort of pricey I was hoping that it would be a step above the Pepperidge Farm brand that I usually pick up at the grocery store. I was cleaning up some […]