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People are talking about fall. But it is not fall in Los Angeles. Not by a long shot. I know this because in gardens up and down my street, tomato plants continue to produce a riot of unmatched end-of-summer color. With a glorious profusion of red, yellow, and white currant tomatoes, as tiny as your […]

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Zucchini Crostata with Ricotta-Lemon Filling When most of us hear “crostata” we think of dessert, and a sweet crust topped with sugary fruit, caramelized and bubbling from its time in the oven. Rustic and free form, these open face tarts are good for main dishes too. Savory crusts topped with cheese, meats, and vegetables make […]

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These members of the Allium genus are covered with a red parchment-like skin, and their deep purple and white variegated interior is a glory to behold. Print PDF

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The big feast is over. The last head has been bitten from the last chocolate bunny, and it’s time to pack away the rabbit collection for another year. Almost. Tomorrow is La Pasquetta, Easter Monday, a national holiday in Italy, a day that stretches Easter out long enough to enjoy una scampagnata, a languorous country […]

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    Nobody does Easter like the Italians. From chocolate fantasy eggs and wonderful cookies to the famous Pastiera, celebration foods abound. Lent, or Quaresima as it is known in Italy, is the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter, a time of self-enforced culinary deprivation during which cucina magra, or the consumption of lean food, […]

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Win a Cavatelli Maker We have a winner! The winner is SippitySup of the website SippitySup.com! Congratulazioni, Greg, your Cavatelli Maker is on its way! I wrote about handmade cavatelli a few months ago, and I was surprised and touched by how many readers commented that it reminded them of childhood memories dished up by […]

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