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Thirty Minute Pasta

I was recently sent a great new cookbook to review written by Giuliano Hazan by Abrams press, that is all about quick, easy pasta recipes that can be on...

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Lidia’s Italian American Kitchen

Italian-American food–what cuisine is it?” asks Lidia Matticchio Bastianich in Lidia’s Italian-American Cooking, a cookbook based on her eponymous PBS TV series. The author of two previous works, La...

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Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian

This is a wonderful reference book for anyone interested in traditional Italian cuisine. Saveur magazine captures the best of Italian food, by taking you into real Italian kitchens, both...

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Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, & Dried Cherry Salad

I love all the different varieties of seasonal produce that are available every fall including winter greens, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and of course winter squash. Pumpkin, one of my...

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Our Chicken Adventure

I have always loved the idea of raising chickens and getting fresh eggs every morning, but since the closest thing we’ve ever done to raising chickens was raising dogs,...

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From Pig To Panini

Porchetta is a savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast born of a rich Italian culinary tradition. Fully grown pigs weighing in at around 120 kg (250 lbs) are...

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Our 2010 Season In Umbria

It is difficult to believe that next month we will celebrate the two year anniversary of owning our two Umbrian farmhouses! It is really shocking how quickly time flies,...

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Eurochocolate

If you are a chocoholic, then Umbria is the place to be each year in October when the region hosts Eurochocolate, an annual chocolate festival that takes place in...

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A Week in Puglia 2010

When you are living your dream in the Umbrian countryside, it is easy to get caught up in the chores of daily life such as gardening, cleaning and overseeing...

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The Filming of CNBC’s Wine Portfolio

We recently had the opportunity to spend the weekend with Jody Ness and Kevin Fox of CNBC’s Wine Portfolio. Jody and Kevin are actively involved in creating Wine Portfolio,...