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Sourdough Starter – FEED ME!!!!

I have had a sourdough starter dormant in my refrigerator for over 10 years. It made the move with me from New York to Pennsylvania and today I thought I would try and revive it. I read that this culture … Continue reading

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Pasta all’Amatriciana

When you get a hold of guanciale from Italy you put it to good use. Guanciale is produced with whole pork cheeks. It is rubbed with salt, sugar , and spices and cured for three weeks. It has an earthy … Continue reading

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Authentic Pasta Carbonara

My Mother always made Pasta Carbonara when I was growing up in Brooklyn. But she made it her own way. Unlike the original way, she would include regular bacon, onions, garlic and butter. The rest of the ingredients were the … Continue reading

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No Knead Rustic Sourdough Bread

Some of you might have heard of No Knead bread. It’s relatively a new concept in the world of bread making. The idea is to leave a very wet ¬†dough to rise over a long period of time which helps … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

A very special¬†Happy New Year to all my Italian food loving friends and family. This past year has been challenging to say the least. I hope 2012 brings you all everything you want including health, happiness and stomachs full of … Continue reading

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Sharing a passion for food

On Friday I was fortunate enough to be chosen by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to be guest judge at their Food Service Training Academy’s International Cook-Off. I guess it’s one of the perks of being a food … Continue reading

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