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Sagne e Ceci

Sagne e Ceci

Whenever I teach cooking classes on homemade pasta (and for those of you in the New York area, please contact me if you’d like to book a class, demo or private event – I’d love to cook with or for you!), I make sure to stress the importance of saving the leftover scraps of dough […]

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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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Octopus for Octopus

Octopus for Octopus

The other day, someone asked me about my career “obiettivo” – objective.  The truth is, I have no idea.  I’m a bit like an octopus with arms flailing into different pots.  An arm for catering, another for cooking classes/events, a third for blogging.  Let’s assign an arm to each of my three children.  Arm #7 […]

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