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A Delicious Italian Fish Recipe Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Until a few months ago I’d almost never cooked fish despite the fact that I really like it, but recently I’ve ventured in this new territory, and I’m doing pretty well. I started with very basic recipes, but now I’ve progressed onto a couple of more elaborated dishes. Here is one of my favourites, very simple…

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Tasty Italian Flowers Posted by on May 18, 2016

Food dominates all here in Italy, and wherever they are, whatever the occasion, Italians love discussing it! Here’s a typical example: The setting: A small Yoga class in a little Italian country town The characters: Serena (the yoga teacher) and the students (all ladies). Insegnante: “Adesso sdraiatevi e portate le ginocchia al petto così da…

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Hooker’s Spaghetti Posted by on Feb 19, 2016

What could be worse for an Italian woman than being married to a man who has a food intolerance to tomatoes and basil? Unfortunately this is my situation! Last year Geoff had a series of allergy tests done to try and identify the source of some stomach problems, and the results showed that, amongst other…

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Italian Style Preserved Olives Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

Suddenly our normally quiet little village is very busy. People who don’t live here, but have land in the area, are coming and going every day: it’s time for the olive harvest. The first step is to clear the terraces on which the olives are planted of dead leaves. Then the nets are spread beneath…

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Gigia And The Grape Jam Posted by on Oct 9, 2015

The setting: Geoff and Serena’s kitchen. The characters: Serena and Gigia the cat. Gigia, seduta sul tavolo della cucina mentre osserva Serena al lavoro con pentole, bilancia, colapasta e uva, tanta uva: “Questa è l’uva che tu e Geoff avete raccolto stamattina sull’orto?” Gigia, sitting on the kitchen table whilst observing Serena at work with…

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The King’s Sausage Posted by on Aug 3, 2015

The King’s Sausage! I bet that title caught your attention … but the King’s Sausage is not what you might think it is! Il Salame del Re (this is the Italian name) is a wonderful rustic sweet that my aunt Rina used to make for us children. It’s also known as Salame di Cioccolato (Chocolate…

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

There are several classic Italian pasta based dishes that have become well know throughout the world. One of these I described in my recent post la pasta all’Amatriciana. Another famous, but often misinterpreted, Italian pasta dish is gli spaghetti alla Carbonara. Origins: There are many stories about the origins of this dish. The most credible…

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