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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Limoncello for the season

Making Limoncello is easy, it just requires the patience of a few weeks. Once it is completed, you will have an Italian treat at the ready in your freezer for guests after a nice dinner. The Video: Making Limoncello Ingredients 1750 mL good vodka 20 organic lemons 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups filtered […]

Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta – – a good marriage

This rustic combination of Brussels sprouts and smoky pancetta are a nice pair for a cold autumn evening.  Perfect served with a roasted chicken, turkey, or a pork tenderloin. 1 pound of pancetta (or thick slab bacon) cut crosswise in thin strips 1 Spanish onion thinly sliced 10 garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise 2 […]

Bagna Cauda – – an Italian “hot bath”

Growing up, we ate this delicious dish each fall. Crisp vegetables, cured meats and crusty bread dipped in this “hot bath” of garlic, anchovies, and butter is unbelievably fantastic.  It hails from the northern parts of Italy. My mother’s family is from the Alto Adige region and now it’s time to imbibe again. Serves 4 […]


Quote to consider by one of my favorite authors who wrote about life and food: “and above all-friends should possess the rare gift of sitting they should be able to, no eager, to sit for hours- three, four, six-over a meal of soup and wine and cheese, as well as one of 20 fabulous courses […]

Suggestion of the week: Tarry Lodge

You must, must, must visit Tarry Lodge in Port Chester.  This brainchild of Mario Batali, Lidia and Joe Bastianich is a jewel. Before the entire review is posted here, you must stop in, sit at the bar and order the guanciale pizza (made in a wood burning oven).  In the center is a poached egg […]

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