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In Honor of Parmigiano Reggiano Night: Risotto Cacio e Pepe!

October 27, 2012 at 8pm at the “Salone del Gusto” in Turin, Italy, was the webcasted event “Parmigiano Reggiano Night.” This occasion was to celebrate one of Italy’s most beloved cheeses and an opportunity to virtually share the table with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti cacio e pepe’s simplicity will surprise you. Its sauce, as the name suggests, is made only with cacio (cheese), pepe (black pepper), and the addition of pasta water to make it creamy. I first saw this pasta recipe when … Continue reading

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Minestrone

Minestrone is an Italian soup which usually consists of seasonal vegetables and sometimes the addition of pasta, rice, and/or beef. This is one of my favorite soups. It’s hearty, healthy and the best comfort food on a cold night. It’s … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta

Fresh ricotta is my latest food obsession. It only requires a few ingredients and is very quick and easy to make. Once you have seen how simple it is to achieve a rich and creamy ricotta at home (unlike store-bought … Continue reading

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Biscotti… with a twist

Everyone likes biscotti! Traditional Italian biscotti (or “cantucci” as they are known in Italy) are from Tuscany and are enjoyed with Vin Santo (Tuscan dessert wine). They are commonly known as biscotti (plural for biscotto, which means “twice-baked”) because no … Continue reading

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