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Aldo Fabbrizi "La Matriciana Mia"

Aldo Fabrizi and his Amatriciana “My way”

Aldo Fabrizi. Say his name and anybody with a bit of national pride in Italy would come up with an “Ooooh, Aldo Fabrizi!” from the bottom of the heart. He was a national treasure. Period. He was an actor, a writer, a director, and a producer. He embodied the polyhedric personality of “the Italian” making […]

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Bucatini with Matriciana Sauce

Amatriciana or Matriciana? The origins of a legend

What is it called? Amatriciana? or Matriciana? Well, this is another of those culinary-slash-etymological Italian domestic feuds that divide the country. And the closer you get to the Latium boundary lines the more oversensitive people are about this matter. So, how to behave when there’s no chance of guessing on which side of the barricade […]

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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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