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Italy. A land where history, culture, architecture and art drip like olive oil from a crostini. And speaking of haute cuisine, their grub isn’t too shabby either. Having just returned from Tuscany, I can certainly vouch for that. But never mind Florence’s art treasures. Or the Etruscan heritage. Not to mention Pucini’s villa. Leaning Towers? […]

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Lenten Foods

In the Christian tradition, Lent is a time for fasting and from abstaining from meat, especially on Ash Wednesday and each Friday during the Lenten season. There are specific foods that many households have in common on the days of abstinence, such as split pea soup, lentil soup, frittatas, tuna sandwiches, and meat-free pizza from […]

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Minestroni Soup

Minestroni Soup This soup is one that we always tend to fall back on, sifting through ingredients left over in the pantry until we can find something to cook. Although this recipe calls for some exacting ingredients, for years we have made it with whatever we have been able to find. It’s a pretty forgiving […]

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