Monthly Archives: May 2012

Linguine al sugo di tonno

It’s hot.  Really, really hot.  It’s time to fare il cambio di stagione nell’armadio – the seasonal updating of the closet with summer clothes.  It’s also time to do the same with the refrigerator, making space for farmer’s market vegetables … Continue reading

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Tiramisù al limoncello

The night before we flew back to the States, while we crammed things back into our suitcase hoping it would all fit, Stefano’s papà, Andrea, stopped by Nonna Pierina’s house and picked a crate full of lemons from the very … Continue reading

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Paccheri con pomodorini e rucola

Mangia!  It’s the word most frequently used by Italian mothers when addressing their children.  “Eat,” they command, placing a plate of pasta in front of you. It’s Mother’s Day, la Festa della Mamma, and we thought about writing a tribute … Continue reading

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Torta Rustica (Rustic Farmhouse Pie)

I’m not sure what made us crave a torta rustica this weekend.  Perhaps it was the dark and stormy week we’ve had that gave appeal to the scent of a savory pie baking in a warm oven.  Or, maybe the … Continue reading

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