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Cianfotta

Back to Italy again, this time to Campania. The dish is Cianfotta, a vegetable stew, originating in Naples and vicinity. While it would normally be made in late summer with fresh vegetables from the region, we have the luxury these … Continue reading

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Schupfnudeln

Really? What is that? How often do I write about any foods from Germany and Austria? Almost never, is the answer. But last week, Barbara found an article in the latest Fine Cooking, and it intrigued both of us. I … Continue reading

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Just a Few Photos

Once in a great while, I don’t write about food. Instead, I offer you a few photos which summarize the mood at home as we end the holiday weekend, and play with my Hipstamatic app on the iPhone.

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Using What You’ve Got

One day last week, when I was cooking for myself, I opened the refrigerator and found mostly odds and ends of ingredients, but nothing that suggested a traditional meal. Among the items I needed to use before they went bad … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Soup

In the previous post I mentioned the Romagnolis. Franco and Margaret were my earliest teachers of the joys of Cucina Italiana. One of their lesser-known cookbooks is Zuppa!, and that was the source of a simple and delicious vegetable soup … Continue reading

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Seafood Season

It must be seafood season; these days and nights, I find myself attracted to so many foods that I am eager to combine with my favorite vegetables and grains. As a result you will find my sharing a number of … Continue reading

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Vegetables as Small Meals

Just a small post, with a few recent examples of vegetables as complete meals for lunch or dinner. One of the easiest and least expensive ways to enjoy vegetables is to buy a jar of prepared vegetables in your local … Continue reading

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My Shortest Blog Post, Ever

There is nothing better than a good Negroni.

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Wood-Fired Lemon Pizza

Good food inspires all kinds of creative activity for me. Recently, I was looking over new Instagram posts from a few of the people I follow, and I was immediately struck by this one, from Chris Bianco, the founder of … Continue reading

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Three Meals

Over the many years of my fascination with food, I’ve subscribed to numerous magazines. These included Gourmet, Food & Wine, Saveur, Bon App├ętit, Cook’s Magazine, and Cook’s Illustrated. In fact, one of the first uses I had for a personal … Continue reading

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