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Polenta alla Spianatora

Polenta alla Spianatora

Felice anno nuovo! Happy New Year! If your family is anything like mine, the past two weeks have been filled with food, wine and plenty of feasting!  On a cold evening between Christmas and New Year’s, my father had a spur-of-the-moment hankering for “polenta alla spianatora” (or “spianatoia,” a wooden pastry or dough-making board).  My three […]

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Polpettone v. Meatloaf

Polpettone v. Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an iconic American comfort food which, admittedly, I have never eaten. My Sicilian mother simply did not do meatloaf and whenever I dined at my “American” friends’ homes, their moms inevitably prepared (their version of) “Italian” food for me. Please forgive me if I come off sounding unappreciative, but I would have much […]

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