Monthly Archives: June 2012

My Italian farm is awesome and so are my grapes and my chickens and my fat pigs and my cat named Florinda

My Italian farm is awesome and so are my grapes and my chickens and my fat pigs and my cat named Florinda. Advertisements

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My Italian farm is awesome and so are my grapes and my chickens and my fat pigs and my cat named Florinda

One of my fantasizes is to live on a farm in Italy that overlooks a tremendous emerald-green valley full of fig trees and roaming, lazy cows and olives trees and grape vines and big prosciuttos growing off prosciutto trees and … Continue reading

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The Chef, the cook and the three compliments, how to make three good soups

When I was fresh out of culinary school and living in the North End of Boston I pleaded with a well-known Chef to work under him at a new restaurant across from Boston Common. There were two restaurants in one. … Continue reading

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Loco-Motion Chicken, swing your hips

Sometimes using only a few ingredients can make the most scrumptious dish. Simple and easy to prepare, you really can’t go wrong with this chicken dish I am about to tell about, unless of course you’re the rebellious type and … Continue reading

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A tad more on Rabe and let’s talk Kale

Years ago when I was in Bari I had a pasta dish that is now quite popular in America. When I first had it I called home to tell Dad and Mom about it because I could hardly contain my … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe My Bitter Love

The first time I had Broccoli Rabe Mom had sautéed it with olive oil and garlic and made me a sandwich of it on thick slices of Italian bread, at first bite, it was bitter and disgusting. Rabe is definitely … Continue reading

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Paragon Park and the great Quahog hunt, a foodie is born

1 Paragon Park and the Great Quahog Hunt, a foodie is born The first time I gathered ingredients to make something truly delicious I was seven. I was with Dad on Nantasket Beach collecting Quahogs. It was after one of … Continue reading

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