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Pork shoulder braised in milk

Italian Comfort Food: Pork Shoulder Braised in Milk

Cookie exchanges. Four course meals. Seven (ok, make that nine) fishes. Prosecco parties. The list goes on. The glorious excesses of the holidays...
Roasted basil salmon on a bed of fennel and tomato

Favorite Fish Recipes for Your Christmas Eve Feast

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a big deal in our family. Although the origins of this feast are somewhat mired in controversy, it is a holiday that...
Chestnut Crepes with Fresh Ricotta and Honey (Necci con Ricotta Fresca e Miele)

Tastes of Tuscany: Chestnut Flour Crepes with Ricotta and Honey

When I was in Montalcino in Tuscany, the fall harvest of chestnuts was evident throughout the village – baskets overflowing with plump castagne can...
Chestnut and pear ravioli with saged brown butter

Flavors of Fall: Chestnut and Pear Ravioli with Saged Brown Butter

There is something deeply satisfying to me about the changing of the seasons. Perhaps it is the shedding of the old and now familiar; the awakening...
Wild Mushroom Farro Risotto with Roasted Figs

Fall’s Earthy Delights: Wild Mushroom Farro Risotto with Roasted Figs

Fall is in full swing here on the east coast. The long shadows of light and the crisp cool air accompany the earthy delights of the new season. The...
Roasted peach winesicles

Beat the Summer Heat: Winesicles and Watermelon

Baby, it’s hot outside! Summer is in full swing and when the heat rises, you need some refreshing treats to cool you down. What better way to do so...
Trippa finta (fake tripe)

Trippa Finta (Fake Tripe): It’s not what you think!

Before you hit the back button, this recipe is NOT made with tripe! Yes, I know this unpretentious offal strikes fear in the hearts of many. (It...
Ramp and ricotta tarts

The Wild Scent of Spring: The Elusive Ramp

People tend to go a bit crazy over the elusive garlicky ramps that appear for the briefest of periods during Spring. Ramps are basically a wild onion...
Spring Roasted Vegetables with Poached Eggs

Primi Sapori di Primavera: The First Taste of Spring

Mother Nature has finally shed her winter coat in favor of the glorious, vibrant Spring. For many of us across the US, what a long, cold winter it...
Spring Roasted Vegetables with Poached Eggs

Primi Sapori di Primavera: The First Taste of Spring

Mother Nature has finally shed her winter coat in favor of the glorious, vibrant Spring. For many of us across the US, what a long, cold winter it...

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