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Ricette Italiane: Silvana’s Ragu

I’ve decided, it’s finally time to share my ragu recipe. For one, it’s getting cooler, fall is here and there’s nothing better than the smell of this stuff simmering away on the stove-top on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Secondly, it’s … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from Italy: Eating Local

One of the things I  admire most about Italians is how connected they are to their land. It’s a benefit of living in the same area for thousands of years. They’ve become intimately familiar with of the flora and fauna of … Continue reading

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What I love about Tuscany: Schiacciata

Every week, my father-in-law makes a trip to his hometown of Signa (about a 15 minute drive) to make the rounds and say hello to old friends. I don’t remember the first time, when he brought back the so-fresh-it’s-still-warm bread … Continue reading

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Ricette Italiane: Panzanella

The great thing about Italian food is it’s EASY! There’s usually less than 5 ingredients (not including salt, pepper and olive oil which are kind of a given for everything) and there’s not a lot of fancy-shmancy technique! One thing … Continue reading

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