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Nonno’s Spaghettone with Simple San Marzano Sauce

Before our recent trip to Naples, I lined up a restaurant kitchen so that Sami and I could film a video for you.  I had vague ideas for subjects but knew that once there I’d find something specific.  It turned out even better than that. Go to Video Villa del Carmelo Some background.  We were …

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You Think It’s Just a Fennel Salad?

There is something about fennel that you may not have known.  It’s part of a group of vegetables called “diskènes” which can be consumed as a spice, an herb, and a vegetable.    If you love fennel, you instinctively know that, but who knew it was an actual category?  And it’s a pretty big one at …

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The Artichoke’s – It’s All About Love

artichokes, flat leaf parsley,

When I was a child, my mother served us artichokes whenever she could find them.  I was the only one I knew who ate them, delighting in pulling off each leaf and dipping it into wonderful melted butter.  We were a big family, and food was our heart and soul.  Getting a big, fat artichoke …

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Soft Boiled Egg – Breakfast For Dinner

soft boiled egg

Go to Recipe Go to Video That’s what a little American girl said when she was visiting and I served soft boiled eggs with toasty, buttered “mouillettes” for dinner.  She was beside herself with joy to dip toast into her soft yolk over and over. “We only eat eggs for breakfast,” she said, her mouth …

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