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un bel pasticcio and other sticky situations

‘O mamma’ cries the child, ‘ho fatto un pasticcio’ is one of those lovable Italian expressions, translating roughly as ‘I’ve made a mess’ and most often heard in situations that involve play dough, cake mix and mud pies, and less frequently in those involving adult style misunderstandings. 973 more words

In Cucina; Favourite Recipes & Notes

Leftover Turkey Soup

Many of you are probably winding down from a nice Thanksgiving weekend. You may or may not have had turkey at the center of your table, but if you did, this recipe is for you. 861 more words

Recipes

Recipe #128 - roman lamb stew

I am not sure that this (under the Sage chaper, page 652) is how this is supposed to look but it matters not. It was another delicious dish that is in the ‘definitely make again’ category. 166 more words

Dinner

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

Recipes

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

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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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