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Recipe: Carciofi alla Romana

Artichokes are an odd ingredient; you either love them or you hate them.  They make virtually all types of wine taste water-like or bitter.  They take an age to prepare and are not easy to cook well.  They’re pokey.  However, when prepared correctly and served to a prime audience, they are Details


Recipe: Spaghetti alla Carbonara

My favorite pasta and perhaps one of largest contributors to my Botticelli Belly has to be the Roman classic: Spaghetti alla Carbonara.  Also known as the go-to dish when you’ve had a few too many beverages and you need something quick and easy to prepare, this Italian version of bacon and Details


Recipe: Chestnut and Garbanzo Bean Soup

It was Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, but I was in Poggia Picenze, a small village just a few miles from the Gran Sasso in L’Aquila.  My window at Osteria della Posta di Stefano Cardelli displayed an unforgettable view of the freshly snow-covered Gran Sasso.  The fabulous chef/nonna Gabrie Details

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