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"Chicken alla Cacciatora" recipe: a classic by Artusi

“Chicken alla Cacciatora”: the original recipe by Pellegrino Artusi

The original recipe… Here is what Artusi wrote in his book “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well”: “Chop a large onion and soak it for more than half an hour in cold water, then dry it and put it in a frying pan with oil or lard. When cooked, set it aside. […]

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Fusilli with Black Kale and Smoked Pancetta. Doesn’t it say “It’s Autumn!”?

Combining the strong flavours of cavolo nero, smoked pancetta and pecorino romano cheese. A couple of months ago I bought these giant fusilli, and I was waiting to find the perfect sauce for them. I knew it should have been something chunky and strong enough to deal with those mighty spirals and engulf them, but […]

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Parmigiana: the quintessence of Italian cooking!

People, the Parmigiana! Please, stand up! The quintessence of Italian cooking! An archetype. Any attempt at describing it with common words would break the enchantment its names can conjure  and the pathos it arouses. The silver bullet against any nutritionist, the crucifix that vaporizes any dietician… A bit carried away? May be… but the thing of the […]

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