Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pennette al salmone

The Oscars are on tonight!  Movie stars, the red carpet, glamorous women in evening gowns, handsome men in black tie attire.  Even if you usually watch movies from Netflix or Red Box a year after they’ve come out, like we … Continue reading

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Cioccolata calda

There’s hot chocolate, and then there’s Italian hot chocolate. The first time you taste an Italian hot chocolate, or cioccolata calda, you will be amazed by its dense, creamy texture and its deep, rich chocolate flavor.  Far from the watery, … Continue reading

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Pizza con le patate (Rosemary Potato Pizza)

A stop by our local panificio, where bread is made and sold, nearly always ended in a piece or two of pizza al taglio along with our loaf of bread. Rome is famous for its pizza al taglio, and there … Continue reading

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