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Bucatini all’amatriciana

Se magna pè campà, no’ pe’ crepà. One cannot always renounce good food, especially Stefano’s bucatini all’amatriciana. As Romans, we were appalled to discover recently that Due Spaghetti was missing a recipe for l’amatriciana, one of Rome’s three quintessential pasta … Continue reading

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Pollo alla romana (Roman-style chicken)

Today’s post is for my friend and colleague Julius, who cooks for his lovely wife Alexis on Thursdays. I promised him more chicken recipes on Due Spaghetti, as he’s already cooked his way through pollo alla cacciatora, pollo alle olive … Continue reading

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Spaghetti con pesce spada e pistacchi – Swordfish Spaghetti with Pistachio

For seafood lovers like ourselves, our recent trip to Sicily was culinary nirvana.  At Bed & Breakfast Mammaliturchi we feasted on one amazing meal after another, each authentically with passione and orgoglio by hosts Cico and Lola. We devoured: Spaghetti … Continue reading

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La Sicilia! A Photo-Essay

The fall colors are at their peak, and local newspaper headlines warn, Some Minnesotans Could Wake Up Saturday to a Blanket of Snow. Our Sicilian vacation is a distant memory.  With the fire place radiating warmth and and a glass … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast Mammaliturchi

Minneapolis to Frankfurt. Frankfurt to Rome. A loud and crazy birthday party in Rome for three splendid 5-year-olds, and then off the next morning to Catania. With Etna in the distance rising above the hilly landscape, we drove through the … Continue reading

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Insalata di polpo (Octopus salad)

When Stefano was a child, he used to fish for polpi (octopuses) in the summer months when his family left the heat of Rome for their little house near the town of Latina along the Tyrrhenian Sea, a subdivision of … Continue reading

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Pasticcini alle mandorle siciliani (Sicilian almond cookies)

Our infatuation with all things Sicilian lingers on, this weekend, it’s the delectable and fragrant almond cookie. Native to the Middle East and Asia, the almond arrived in Sicily sometime around 1000 BC, and now the Italian island is one … Continue reading

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