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Put an Egg In It

Putting eggs on things is a thing. There are cookbooks about it, like this one and this one. There are lists devoted to it, and even a zine named for it. I myself like to put eggs on things. I also like to put eggs in things. Like meatloaf. Especially meatloaf, because ~ let’s face it ~ even […]

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Gilda’s Insalata di Riso

My mom had three older sisters, none of whom ever married. They shared an apartment in Rome, near Villa Ada, and each managed to forge for herself a respectable career in an era where most Italian women stayed home and raised children. Gilda was the oldest, and the most unassuming. Elsa, the second-oldest, was the […]

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Drumroll Please…{A Domenica Cooks Recipe Kit}

Photo by Postmark Chef UPDATE: The winner of the Postmark Chef recipe kit is…WENDY from Healthier Kitchen. Congratulations Wendy! * * * * * * I’ve never yearned to see my name in lights. Yet, I still remember the first byline I ever had as a newspaper reporter (it was atop a short article about […]

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Cavolo Verza {Savoy Cabbage}

That beautiful specimen you see in the photo is a head of Savoy cabbage. Italian cooks do wonderful things with this cabbage, which they refer to as cavolo verza. (The name Savoy refers to the historical region in northern Italy in which the cabbage thrives, and also to the House of Savoy, which ruled newly unified […]

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The Family Dish: Bulgur-Lentil Soup with Minted Olive Butter

Some in our family (my daughter and I) like soup more than others (my husband and son). Does this mean that I refrain from making soup for dinner? No way. It just means that I look for soup recipes that are likely to appeal to all, or at least most of us. In general, vegetable […]

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A Trip to Hawaii and A “Re-Entry” Family Dish

Coming back from vacation is tough. No matter how good it feels to be home, it also feels kind of bad. One day you’re lolling on the beach, or body surfing off the coast of Oahu, or enjoying a coconut cocktail at the famously pink Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The next day you’re wading not through […]

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The Family Dish: Fabio Trabocchi’s Flatbread

There are probably as many takes on flatbread as there are cuisines in the world. I can think of at least a dozen in Italy alone, from that most famous of famous renditions, pizza, which originated in Naples, to the crisp, paper-thin cracker bread known as carta da musica (“music paper”) from Sardinia. In Le […]

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The Family Dish: Tofu, Edamame, and Shiitake Frittata with Dipping Sauce

Incredibly, my copy of Madhur Jaffrey’s book World-of-the-East Vegetarian Cooking turned 30 this year. It was one of the first cookbooks I ever bought—before my cookbook-buying habit turned into a full-blown obsession, and long before I ever imagined I would use it to cook for my children. In some ways, the book is showing its […]

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Peas…with a little news tossed in

When my kids were little, I used to make them shell the peas I brought home from the farmers’ market. This accomplished several things: It kept their little hands busy, and it freed mine for other tasks. Also, it made them participants in the preparation of dinner, which I liked. My son, the oldest, used […]

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