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Pici in Salsa

“Tuscany on a Gondola”: Pici in Salsa

When the fridge is empty… Facing an occasional “echoing-mode” fridge crisis can really set free all the creative energy we are gifted with… Mayo jar: scraped to the limits. Milk: just enough for staining the next morning coffee. Three anchovies swimming in their own oil. Two small sweet onions into the veggies tray. Could be […]

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Bladder CAmpion and Parma Ham

Parma Ham, let’s talk about it… while we cook it with Bladder Campion

Ziti with Bladder Campion and Parma Ham You should already know Bladder Campion from one of my earliest posts and you can read how to blanch it for storing in this recipe. Here instead is my first proper recipe with Silene Vulgaris, whose sweet and delicate flavor, enhanced by a generous use of shallots and […]

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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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