How Italians EAT Christmas *** (THE LIST) ***

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Everyone eats a lot for Christmas and we know Italians love to over-do feasts. But my family and extended family really exaggerate. Growing up, I would go with my immediate family to Zio Peppino’s (my father’s brother) house on Christmas Eve and to my Zia Artemisia’s (my mother’s sister) house on Christmas Day. When Zia Artemisia Continue reading (113)

The Quilted Jacket…and Ghost Spiders

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Versatilty is very important, especialy when resources may be limited. There are many types of jackets but not all are versatile. What if you want something sporty and casual but also a little more “dressed up”? Answer : The Quilted Jacket. A quilted jacket consists of Continue reading (102)

Ribalta’s Spaghettoni al Pomodoro

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Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant, I usually order Pasta with Tomato Sauce to see if they can pull off this basic, yet very complex, dish. I do a similar thing when I go to Neapolitan pizzerias and order the classic Margherita. Those two dishes are the Continue reading (212)

Gnocco Fritto

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I am not exaggerating when I say that one of the best things I have ever eaten is Gnocco Fritto. A specialty of Emilia Romagna, this is not to be confused with the pasta that we all are familiar with called Gnocchi (small potato dumplings). To make it even more confusing, there is also a dish called Continue reading (123)

Interview of the Week : Andrea Careri

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Sometimes, you could learn a lot from something or someone totally opposite from you. I often ask certain people for advice or opinions that I know would probably differ from mine just to get an outside view. I am a very impatient person. Andrea Careri is not. He does not react reflexively and, in fact ,calmy Continue reading (418)