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Gnocchi al sugo di fagiano

We are, undisputedly, children of the ’80s.  3 decades ago, here in the States Cara wore leg warmers, jelly bracelets and Swatch watches, while a continent away in Rome Stefano sported Levi 501 jeans, Doc Martins, and a pried Charro … Continue reading

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Fettuccine ai funghi porcini

Alas, 2012 is behind us. Although our celebration was more subdued than that of the Romans who filled  the streets for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration, we nonetheless welcomed in 2013 with good company, a lot of laughs, and … Continue reading

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La pasta fatta in casa

This week, Due Spaghetti reached and surpassed 25,000 hits! When we started Due Spaghetti last May, we really didn’t know what it would bring, or even how long it would last.  We just knew that a lot of people were … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca

It’s been two weeks now since the fire.  We’ll spend one more week in the hotel, but we’ve found a house to rent not far from home and are eager to move in next weekend.  It is a perfect house … Continue reading

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Orecchiette con broccoli e salsiccia

We contemplated the name orecchiette as we made dinner tonight.  Orecchie means “ears” in Italian, and the -ette suffix renders a word diminutive.  So, orecchiette means “little ears”.  One look at this rustic pasta and you will agree that its … Continue reading

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Pasta e ricotta

Really good food does not need to be complicated. On occasion we are drawn in by the allure of a sophisticated dish,  but more often we love the challenge of creating something delicious and genuine out of humble ingredients.  Certainly, … Continue reading

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Penne alla Vodka

Every once in a while we spike the tomato sauce. You should try it sometime.  What is better draped over pasta perfectly al dente  than a tangy, velvety vodka sauce?   Our friends and family tell us that no vodka sauce … Continue reading

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