Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas Eve Feast or Shabbat Dinner Italian Style

What do Italians eat on Christmas?  I have no idea, but we had a feast with a big hunk of beef cooked in Italian red wine, a creamy cabbage risotto, and a simple salad with a new twist — fresh, … Continue reading

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Ah Polenta . . . .

As a gluten free cook, I’m always on the look-out for a regional cooking style that relies on grains other than wheat, so when I recently read that northern Italians are fond of using corn in their recipes, I was … Continue reading

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Two Dishes From Liguria

Liguria is a  northwest region of Italy that curves along the coast, above Corsica, with France to the west and the city of  Genoa at its heart.  Here I offer two lovely , relatively simple dishes from this region, which … Continue reading

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Italia: You Have to Try this Meal!

Yesterday, when I told my husband I was going to start cooking Italian recipes, he got this pleading look on his face and said, “Could we please stay there more than a week? I love Italian food!”  So how could … Continue reading

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Please Give Me a Break, Dear Readers

I was an idiot, I admit it, to think that I could cook 416 recipes, let alone type them into this blog, in one year. So please forgive and FORGET.

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Mixed Reviews on Moussaka

As promised, I have cooked the well-known Greek specialty, Moussaka, and my family has mixed feelings about the dish.  For me, it was too much work for a result that was hearty, flavorful, and interesting but not  spectacular, and which … Continue reading

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Greek Cooking for the Gods, Indeed

We’ve been a little distracted by Hannukah around here, but not too distracted to cook and eat, and oh-my-god, what delectables we’ve been devouring. Really.  And you, my lucky readers, will be able to benefit from all this feasting because … Continue reading

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