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Farro Pasta With In A Creamy Thyme Sauce With Mushrooms & Sausage ~ For National Pasta Day

Farro Pasta With In A Creamy Thyme Sauce With Mushrooms & Sausage ~ For National Pasta Day

The folks at Lagostina contacted me a while ago to see if I’d be interested in taking part in National Pasta Day, October 17th. They were kind enough to gift me with a gorgeous pasta pot to use to create a unique and tasty pasta dish for this celebration. I recently returned to North America […] Continue reading

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Bolognese is best in Britain

What’s the verdict? Italian or British bundle of bolognese? This story first appeared on The Telegraph and was written by XANTHE CLAY.   I was brought up on spaghetti bolognese. Slippery tendrils of pasta wreathed in a great mound of meat and tomato sauce, which we didn’t know was called a ragu, was a regular supper. For us […]

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Food icons of Italy – this month, Pasta

This month, Mario Matassa continues his delicious journey through the fascinating world of Italian cuisine, tackling, in this issue the all-important first course In a country that is as much defined by its gastronomy as it is by its history, art and architecture, there is perhaps no better place to begin to understand Italy than at […]

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Herbed Farro Polenta Topped With Veggies & Celery Leaf Pistachio Pesto

It has been an extraordinarily cool and wet May here in Italy, so instead of wanting to make my typical warm weather dishes, I am still in the kitchen making hearty soups, stews, meaty pasta dishes, and even polenta. My kids grew up enjoying a … Continue reading

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

We returned to Umbria this past Monday, and although it feels great to be back “home,” until today it has been very chilly and windy. Our farmhouse is made of stone, and without being heated all winter, it was often cooler inside our house than it was outside. Thankfully we have a wood burning fireplace […] Continue reading

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Italian unions criticise museum chief of Royal Palace of Caserta for working too hard

By working too many hours and staying past closing time at his on-site office, Mauro Felicori puts the entire museum at risk, say angry unions Continue reading

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Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

I am a huge fan of baked pasta. I love taking a hot, bubbly, golden brown casserole of pasta straight from the oven, but my husband doesn’t agree. My husband is a pasta “al dente” fan, and in fact we argue constantly whether our pasta is cooked too much or is just right. I like […] Continue reading

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Orecchiette Pasta With Cauliflower & Sausage

My husband and I both love pasta, and I make it at least twice a week. Your options when making pasta are endless, depending on the type of pasta you use, and the sauce you choose. Although I love making fresh pasta by hand when I have the time… Continue reading

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Italy’s ‘king of pasta’ injured in drive-by shooting

Ciro Moccia, the owner of one of Italy’s mot famous pastamakers, shot and injured in attack possibly linked to his refusal to pay protection money Continue reading

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Pear, Dark Chocolate, & Walnut Loaf

Pear, Dark Chocolate, & Walnut Loaf

Life has finally settled down a bit after our fairly chaotic past month. My arm is still in a cast after breaking my wrist and will be for another few weeks.  I can now use the fingers on my casted arm however, so I am getting around the kitchen much easier. Although I will always […] Continue reading

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Focaccia With Squash Ribbons, Walnuts, & Gorgonzola Crumbles

This week may seem like winter squash week here on Italian Food Forever, and the reason for that is that I was a little too greedy shopping for squash last week. I had squash sitting all over my countertop and needed to start using them up. Ove… Continue reading

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