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asparagus 101

With all the running around, worries and excitement about the new house I forgot to post my April article in The American in Italia magazine featuring another of my favorite recipes, Parmesan and asparagus eggs. Please remember that if you don’t have wild asparagus or the season is over, you need to choose fairly thin…… Continue reading asparagus 101

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no-cook pasta sauce with tuna and cherry tomatoes

This pasta is good for: when there is no time to make dinner but you still want real food the pantry is empty (or almost) it’s Monday you are on low cal before leaving for holidays returning from holidays unexpected informal dinner guests whenever This pasta has a sad version and a happy version. To…… Continue reading no-cook pasta sauce with tuna and cherry tomatoes

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“priest chokers” made with farro flour

STROZZAPRETI.  Priest stranglers? Isn’t this a crazy name? Sounds like a recipe of the Swedish Chef . The origin of the name is unclear but it is surely evocative of our farmers’ long suffering under centuries of papal domination. Having to part with hard earned food as a tax, they wished the greedy clerics to…… Continue reading “priest chokers” made with farro flour

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pasta for beginners

Pasta is such a convenient food and it’s made in a million ways all over the planet. Accordingly, it will taste everything from boring, to vibrant, from disgusting to heavenly. Don’t believe anybody who tells you they don’t like pasta. Most likely they have not tasted the real thing. Sorry to be smug, but the…… Continue reading pasta for beginners

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porcini mushrooms sauce with lots of red wine

    There are days you simply have no time, right? Somewhat you are too tired to even shop for food. I have been there many times, but saddest thing after a hellish day is to get a bowl of cereal or instant soup for dinner. So, here is my revenge to a hurried day.…… Continue reading porcini mushrooms sauce with lots of red wine

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tagliolini with almond pesto and broad beans

TAGLIOLINI WITH PESTO AND BROAD BEANS. Umbrians love broad beans, fave. As soon as it’s spring, crates of the long green pods start to appear in markets and shops. Those who are lucky enough to have a vegetable garden will pick the young and tender ones and give bagfuls to their neighbors as a gift.…… Continue reading tagliolini with almond pesto and broad beans