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Buon San Valentino!

When we were in Portland over Christmas, the local newspaper ran a story about the “discovery” of a rare Italian cookbook, one that predates Pellegrino Artusi’s famous cookbook, The Art of Eating Well (1881). This book, Il Cuoco Maceratese by … Continue reading

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A perfect recipe for autumn

As autumn approaches, I dream of risotto. The following recipe takes a traditional porcini mushroom risotto—which is very easy to make—and adds onions and sausage to it. When they are used as pizza toppings (one of my favorites!) the combination … Continue reading

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Recipes from the Alps

A few weeks ago, our friend traveled to Dobbiaco, a city in the South Tyrol region of Italy. It’s often called the “gateway to the Dolomites,” a section of the Italian Alps. It’s an interesting region because it’s has established … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with a Lemon “Carbonara” Sauce

I have another delicious pasta recipe courtesy of chef Michael Di Giovine! I hope you’ll enjoy. His words and recipe are below: Spaghetti with a Lemon “Carbonara” Sauce I’m taking liberties with the title of this recipe. Although there are … Continue reading

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Spring cooking

As a tribute to spring, I wanted to share a recipe utilizing the seasonal flavor of asparagus. My husband Michael is an amazing cook—I’m his trusted sous chef—and this afternoon we made tagliatelle pasta with shrimp and asparagus. Please note … Continue reading

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