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c'era una volta una piada - una piadina

So I’m all about eating well. I do not believe in sacrificing quality just to have a budget meal. After all as my dad says “cheap thing ain’ good and good thing ain’ cheap”. Except every so often, someone or something comes around to break the rules. The following restaurants have come up with winning […]

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Trinidadian Browning - caramello scuro caraibico - finished

Browning sauce is the secret ingredient in Caribbean cooking. It’s the unknown something that adds depth and richness in dishes from stew beef to black cake. Making it is simple. All you need is two ingredients, sugar and water. Plus two utensils a good heavy (stainless steel) pot and a wooden spoon. The important thing […]

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Trinidadian Black Cake - Cupcakes - 2

(versione in italiano sotto) This is the recipe for black cake, a traditional Caribbean cake for Christmas and weddings. It’s a perfect homemade holiday gift because it can be made in advance and stored at room temperature for days if not years. Just keep on adding rum from time to time as a natural preservative […]

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glass milk - creative commons wikimedia

So I am officially fed up. I’m fed up with people coming up with excuses for why our generation has not settled down. In particular why men in my age group and older have not settled down. Just this weekend my husband, a friend, and I got into the conversation. Then I woke up Monday […]

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turkey citrus herb

For some reason people get all worked up about making the turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m guessing its because it’s usually the dish central for the whole affair. So I guess a lot of people get performance anxiety. Fortunately, I’m here to say, no need to worry. Baking a turkey is really actually quite easy. […]

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dining table bw thanksigiving all'italiana

Thanksgiving is coming! Thanksgiving is coming! People I am super duper excited. Why do I love this holiday so much you ask? Because it’s a time for people to get together with their loved ones. And it’s a holiday about giving thanks. It doesn’t matter what color, creed or anything else you are. In honor […]

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fall produce - milan market

It’s still Fall (at least here and other relatively mild northern hemisphere areas). Here’s a list of what’s in season now, as we being to make the transition to winter. In Season Now – November Fruits Almonds, Apples, Asian Pears, Avocados, Cactus Pears, Cherimoyas, Chestnuts, Citrons, Dates, Feijoas, Grapes, Guavas, Hazelnuts, Kiwis, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, […]

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Call Me Superficial

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2014
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sexiest man alive-4

Call me superficial but I’m kind of proud of the fact that the sexiest man in the world (you all know I don’t kiss and tell names) wanted to take me to bed. Granted this is not something I think about all the time. I don’t wake up every morning patting myself on the back […]

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langoustines shrimp porcini saute - 2

“What would I tell your father?” Those were the words uttered by my husband before he walked out the door for work a few days ago. Deep down inside I’ve known that he’s been worried about providing and protecting for me and hypothetically for the kiddies we don’t yet have. But when those words came […]

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Sign at the market saying  he's the "King of the Porcini"

15$ worth of worms. That’s how I learned that porcini mushrooms should not be stored in plastic bags. At the time I was working organizing a fashion conference in Milan. There was a weekly market just a few blocks from my office. On clear fall days my colleague and I would grab some rosemary and […]

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