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Twelve little strawberry packages of joy. These cupcakes are simple and lovely to look at. Plus they’re filled with fresh strawberries, which is a pleasant little surprise. Have your cupcake and eat it too! Hidden Strawberry Cupcakes Ingredients 1 3/4 cup of flour 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 large organic eggs, [...]

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What a pleasure witnessing Chef Enrico Cerea in action, combing food and design at S.Pellegrino’s “Live from Milan”. As far as I am concerned the “FuoriSalone” makes the Milan Design Week. The city hums, beats, overflows, with people from all over Europe and the world. And after spending their days closed up in the conference [...]

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Peas in a pod

SPRING AT LAST! Fruits Cherimoyas, Cherries, Grapefruit, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Pomelos, Rhubarb, Strawberries Vegetables Artichokes,  Asparagus, Avocados, Brussel Sprouts, Cardoons, Celeriac, Celery, Chives, Dandelion Greens, Fava Beans, Fave Greens, Fiddlehead Fern,  Green Garlic, Horseradish, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Parsnips, Peas, Purslane, Ramps, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Shallots, Spinach, Sunchokes, Watercress Fish/Seafood – East Coast Cod, [...]

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This week’s contest on Food52 involves chickpeas. Evidently I really like chickpeas, cause I made 3 different recipes for the contest. One of those recipes was for “pasta e ceci” There are so many ways to make “pasta e ceci”. I’ve seen all sorts of variations (including or excluding any of the following ingredients) tomatoes, [...]

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My husband is from Liguria (the birth place of farinata) but we live in Milan. Every so often to bring the taste of Liguria to our house I’ll make this farinata for him. In Liguria farinata is considered street food, almost never made at home. Traditionally it’s made using a well seasoned copper pan and [...]

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I’ve sort of become a Food52 junky and their bi-weekly contest. There most recent contest was for the Best Weekday Breakfast Recipe. I decided to make this sweet breakfast bruschetta, because it’s quick and easy enough to make during the week (I mean who needs any additional morning stress), but special enough for your weekend [...]

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Now that winter is coming to an end, I’m trying to eat up all of my favorite winter vegetables. One of these new favorites is “broccoli romanesco”. When it comes to food I get all excited when I discover something new. Sometimes I like my new discovery sometimes I don’t. Broccoli romanesco was an easy [...]

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It’s the first day of spring! Yeah! Here in Milan the weather has been absolutely gorgeous, sunny and mild. In honor of the arrival of spring I decided to make “risotto alla primavera”, which means spring risotto. Yesterday I went to the market to get all the scrumptious spring ingredients, fresh peas in the pod, [...]

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Last Ash Wednesdays I found myself in a strange predicament. I was in Santo Domingo with “Juan” (not his real name). Juan was telling me that I shouldn’t be eating meat, all the while trying to get into my pants! In my non denominational Christian view of the world there was so much wrong with [...]

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I’m currently obsessed with a restaurant in Salt Lake City called The Copper Onion. I’m actually so obsessed with this place that it could just be my favorite restaurant in the US right now. If it’s not, cause we’ll I’d have to think long and hard about all the restaurants I’ve been too and looking [...]

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