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fennel indecency

Like the fried fiori di zuc­ca, there are some dish­es whose ratio of low effort to extra­or­di­nary result seems like a vio­la­tion of some nat­ur­al— or at least moral— law.  This is one such.  The recipe comes orig­i­nal­ly from Frank, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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fiori di zucca

The sea­son won’t last much longer, so it seems a good time to share the tech­nique we use for mak­ing one of the loveli­est things one can pop into one’s mouth, e.g. with a glass of pros­ec­co before din­ner with … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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testi espliciti

A recent episode of the Plan­et Mon­ey pod­cast about the trou­bled Ital­ian econ­o­my opened with some rather sticky hiphop, which on inves­ti­ga­tion turned out to be the wild­ly pop­u­lar (in Italy) and as far as I can tell unknown (in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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the red sauce

While we’re on the sub­ject of food, I might as well share some­thing very use­ful: the best red sauce for pas­ta.  This dis­cov­ery comes orig­i­nal­ly via a Marcela Haz­an cook­book. the sauce use a wide, shal­low pan drop in a large can (28oz) of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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