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My Favourite Soup. An all year silverbeet recipe.

When Leah nominated Marcella Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cookbook for this month’s Cookbook Guru title, I was in two minds. Don’t get me wrong. I went through a Marcella Hazan stage from the late 80s  and I believe she has influenced my cooking profoundly. 407 more words


Soffritto, battuto, mirepoix . . . whatever you call it. . . it is the base !

Some people call it “soffritto” ( which means fried in shallow grease), some people call it “battuto” which litterally means beaten, in Canada I’ve heard it called Mirepoix ( which is not really correct . 342 more words


Where Flavour Starts

Having just gotten my hot little hands on a copy of Marcella Hazan’s The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking from my local library, I’ve found myself thrilled from page one with the information contained within.  610 more words

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Canned Tomatoes, Two Ways

‘Tis the season for preserving the harvest! Calgary has such a short growing season, with such an amazing bounty of local produce that we must do our best to make it last. 1,131 more words