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Chicken ala Phase

  I hope you enjoy my garlic, hot pepper, and  olives phase. Kind of like Picasso’s blue period between 1901 and 1904.  -I want it noted that I’m having my cooking with olives, garlic and hot pepper period in 2016 … Continue reading

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Passing On The Left, My First Ride With Gio

I arrived in Italy a month ago today. Gio picked me up at the airport in Milan and from there we drove two hours to Gio’s hometown of Pavullo nel Frignano  a town in the province of Modena  in the … Continue reading

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A midsummer dreamy feast

A summer feast is a nice thing especially when it consists mostly of fresh vegetables and good people to share it with. Monday night I had my second cousin Franny, my Dad and my brother Vincent and my sister Maryanne … Continue reading

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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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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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The Food Bandit or Miss K—–‘s Pate

I might as well be out with it and tell you the truth.  I am a food bandit. When I come to your home you best put locks or bolts on your refrigerator, cabinets and food pantries because when you’re … Continue reading

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