Jamie O's Beautiful Mayo

Jamie O's Beautiful Mayo

  Feeling snackish??? Us too. Why not whip us some of your own healthy, preservative free mayo to slather on all those veggies in your fridge. Try ...

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Tomato and Wild Mint Pasta

Tomato and Wild Mint Pasta

So, when I got to Rome a few years ago I quickly learned of local celebrity food journalist and cookbook author Katie Parla.  She’s kind of a big d...

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Lemony Arugula Cacio e Pepe

Lemony Arugula Cacio e Pepe

While we were in Milan a couple weeks ago we popped into this adorable little drogheria ('grocery' in Italian) called Radrizzani.  They have tons ...

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Olive Oil & Sea Salt Brownies

Olive Oil & Sea Salt Brownies

Brownies aren’t a thing here in Italy.  In my humble opinion, desserts in Italy are kind of a bummer.  I miss the brownies, cakes and cookies of Am...

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Spaghetti con Vongole

Spaghetti con Vongole

Spaghetti con vongole or spaghetti with clams is one of the most typical dishes for Christmas Eve dinner in Italy and happens to be one of the ulti...

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Apple & Rosemary Focaccia

Apple & Rosemary Focaccia

This is one festive focaccia. A bit of honey to the dough, apples, more honey, flaky sea salt and a bit more olive oil for the topping. The apples ...

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Fried Polenta Wedges

Fried Polenta Wedges

Polenta, basically the Italian version of grits. It’s the base for a lot foods up here in Northern Italy.  Formally considered peasant food or an i...

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Amalfi Coast Salad

Amalfi Coast Salad

Italy opened up a whole new world of fruit and vegetables for me. Fennel just wasn’t part of my life before I moved here. Honestly, I probably coul...

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