18 May, 2018

Sicilian Caponata Marries Pasta

Sicilian Caponata Marries Pasta
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One of my favorite things to do is to take cooking classes. Shocker I know. What I love about taking a class is learning new cooking techniques or ingredient combinations or secrets from other chefs that make them successful in presenting a meal, or, or, or….  So when I was in Sicily a few years
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16 September, 2017

2017 – Verona Day 4 – Horsing Around

2017 – Verona Day 4 – Horsing Around
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Our hosts for lunch and a cooking class are Damiano and Moira. They live in Alpo, a little town in the area of Villafranca di Verona. They are a most gracious family and welcomed us into their home. Antimo knew Damiano from his Italian army days. Pearà (sort of a bread soup) is a specialty of this
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9 June, 2017

Sicilian Caponata – Cooking Class in Taormina, Sicily

Sicilian Caponata – Cooking Class in Taormina, Sicily
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When we were in Sicily a few years ago, I fell in love with the countryside, the mosaics, the temples, the salt, the olive oil, the food, and the wine. Half of my Italian family originated from Sicily so I am particularly fascinated with this little island and its inhabitants. If you are not Italian
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