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Rapini

Maybe it’s the Italian genes that my kids carry, but everyone in the house loves rapini. Rapini, or broccoli rabe, are a great late winter/early spring green–that is, if you can appreciate that “good bitter” taste that I associate with … Continue reading

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Lasagna Bolognese…Sort Of

How did lasagna get to be a special occasion food? Think about it: it’s basically just a casserole, right? An incredibly delicious, and wonderfully satisfying casserole that, in my humble opinion, should be in everyone’s heavy rotation. As with most … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

In the summer of 1978, my parents took the entire family on a two month trip to Europe. We landed in Rome late in the evening, and by the time we arrived at Zia Bruna’s house, we were exhausted, disheveled, … Continue reading

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