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The Carciofi Trials

The Carciofi Trials

Every spring, my Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with photos of perfect, robust, purple-tinged artichokes from markets in and around Rome.  Food writer and Rome expert Elizabeth Minchilli even coined a cute and clever IG hashtag dedicated to the thistle – #carciofogram. I have a pretty uncomplicated love-hate relationship with artichokes. Love to eat […]

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Risotto - A Cautionary Tale

Risotto – A Cautionary Tale

Two weeks ago, we were treated to a delicious artichoke and shrimp risotto at my son’s communion party at Trattoria L’Incontro in Queens, NY.  The risotto’s bright yet earthy flavors were an ode to spring.  However, when you’re hosting an affair, you never have ample opportunity to enjoy your guests or your food and I […]

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