Posts Tagged ‘Italian cuisine’

Winter Panzanella Instead Of Stuffing

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We love Panzanella, the classic Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes, capers, olives and fresh basil, and even though it’s largely considered a summer dish, it’s exciting to know that there are winter versions that rival their summer cousin. Continue »



Fantastic Frittata

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Spring is most definitely upon us now, and the braver souls among us are already dining al fresco for dinner, lunch and even brunch. And for those hosting brunches at home, one of the best things to serve your guests is a beautiful, savoury and delicious frittata. Continue »



Cooking For One: Bucatini with Tuna and Capers

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No doubt there are some of us out there who have no problem whipping up a great dinner for one. For the rest of us it’s a bit of a challenge; the portioning, the time spent mucking about in the kitchen just for one’s self. Today we have a look at a fantastic dinner you can whip up in the time it takes to boil some noodles. Continue »



Celebrate Like an Italian with Lidia

 

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For cooks there is no doubt about it; the best thing about the fall is the abundant harvest. And with that coincides perhaps the second best thing about the fall; it’s new cookbook season. And with that in mind, today we look at Lidia Matticchio Bastianich’s new offering, Lidia’s Celebrate Like An Italian, a cookbook brimming with over two hundred new “foolproof” recipes that will make your kitchen your favourite room in the house. Continue »



Notes from a Liver Lover

 

 

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Long before Fergus Henderson and the like made “Nose to Tail”  dining fashionable for this generation of foodies, thrifty folks were eating liver and other organ meats like kidneys and lamb sweetbreads, the latter being the somewhat euphemistic name given to the thymus and pancreas. Liver in particular has a hold on our culinary imagination, as beef or calf’s liver appears on diner menus throughout North America, and most households that participate in an omnivorous diet will have liver every now and then, whether or not it is particularly esteemed.

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