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Category Archives: Fish and Seafood

The 12 Days of Cookbooks: Day 3

Written on December 3, 2010 at 12:30 am, by admin

Ah, cookbooks! Where would we be without you?! Today I bring you a cookbook that I was anticipating for more than a year: Rosetta Costantino’s My Calabria: Rustic Family Cooking from Italy’s Undiscovered South. I first heard about Rosetta through her blog, Calabria From Scratch. My mother is a native of Calabria, born in the  Continue Reading »

The Daring Cooks: Salmon en Croute!

Written on December 14, 2009 at 6:11 pm, by admin

The 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Simone of Junglefrog Cooking. Simone chose Salmon en Croute (or alternative recipes for Beef Wellington or Vegetable en Croute) from Good Food Online. From the moment I first visited Simone’s lovely site, I knew I had met a kindred spirit. Besides being a passionate cook and baker,  Continue Reading »

The 12 Days of Cookbooks: Day 6

Written on December 6, 2009 at 12:30 am, by admin

And on the sixth day of the 12 Days of Cookbooks, I give you Mario Batali’s Holiday Food. Published in 2000, this book has been around for almost ten years but I only discovered it earlier this year while perusing some titles on-line. I immediately snapped it up and haven’t been disappointed. Besides being the  Continue Reading »

Rice with Cuttlefish, Mushrooms and Artichokes: Thank you, Olga!

Written on August 15, 2009 at 10:02 am, by admin

It’s Daring Cooks time and the August 2009 challenge was hosted by the gracious Olga of Las Cosas de Olga and Olga’s Recipes. I’m always a bit in awe of people who have not one blog but two so I tip my hat to you, Olga. Of course I would tip it to you anyway  Continue Reading »

Magazine Mondays: Halibut and Fava Beans!

Written on May 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm, by admin

Halibut and fava beans. Two foods I don’t eat nearly enough of. While fava beans, obviously, are not in season for long, whenever I do eat halibut I always ask myself: why don’t I eat this lovely fish more often? The opportunity arose to enjoy both of these lovely foods when I saw a recipe  Continue Reading »

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Written on May 5, 2009 at 12:30 am, by admin

I didn’t know very much about Cinco de Mayo until my Aunt D and Uncle M moved to San Jose, California more than ten years ago. The holiday became a bit more significant to me because my Aunt D would often mention it in conversations. When Uncle N and I visited my aunt in May  Continue Reading »

Who’s Coming to Italy with Me???

Written on February 17, 2009 at 8:06 pm, by admin

Just kidding! But I made ya’ look, didn’t I? While I would love to hop on a plane tomorrow and fly back to the homeland, that’s just not in the cards (at least not for tomorrow). Instead, let us take a moment to sit back and pretend that we’re flying to Italy tomorrow and then  Continue Reading »

I Hug Barbara

Written on December 7, 2008 at 1:01 am, by admin

Dear Barbara, I hug you. I hug you and I hug you and I hug you. I hug you across the land and the water that separate us. I hug you over the mountains and through the valleys in between us. I hug you over the earth and through the clouds. I hug you by  Continue Reading »

Lemony Crab Cakes

Written on April 26, 2006 at 6:25 pm, by Ivonne

April is flying by and my opportunities to continue to entice you with recipes from Lori Longbotham’s Lemon Zest are quickly coming to an end. If April had 100 days I could easily fill each one with a recipe from Lori’s book. It’s that good. And you know Cream Puff would never lie to you!  Continue Reading »

The Food of Piemonte: Le Alpi

Written on February 22, 2006 at 11:19 am, by Ivonne

Let me tell you a bit about Le Alpi … the Alps. They are one of the great mountain ranges of Europe, present in Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and France. It is believed that their name originates from a Celtic word meaning height. Their highest peak is Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), which reaches  Continue Reading »