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Four Egg Whites and a Pavlova

Remember a few weeks back when I posted the recipe for lemon-ricotta crostata with mascarpone? As much as I love that recipe, it irked me that it leaves you with four egg whites. But now I feel better because I know exactly what you should do with those whites. Make a pavlova. Make this ethereal […]

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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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Homemade Pizza

I’ve always been a little disappointed in homemade pizza. Let’s face it, unless you have your own wood-fired oven, which I most certainly don’t, it’s hard to make anything approaching a real Neapolitan-style pie, with that charred, chewy-crisp crust, perfectly puffed around the perimeter and thin (but never gooey) in the middle. I sometimes make […]

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Cold Spring, Hot Broth

Who else feels like spring is draaaaaaging her feet? I’ve been seeing lots of snapshots and mini-rants on social media about late-winter snowstorms, dreary landscapes and chilly days so I know I’m not alone. I have a remedy. It’s this soup, this simple, gentle soup composed of crepes in broth ~ crespelle in brodo in Italian, scrippelle […]

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Frances Mayes’s Tuscan Table

Virtually everyone who has traveled to Italy can describe a moment in which they were transported by food—whether a platter of plump, cheese-filled ravioli bathed in butter and sage; a silky, paper-thin slice of prosciutto draped over a warm puff of fried dough; a glossy cone of hand-dipped gelato. For Frances Mayes, author of the […]

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“Basic to Brilliant” Sweet Potato Spoonbread

(Photo by Hélène Dujardin from Basic to Brilliant, Y’All) I still remember the first time I came across a recipe for spoonbread, in one of my mother’s old cookbooks. She had a small, diverse collection, and as a girl I enjoyed paging through them, especially a small, spiral-bound book called The Savannah Cookbook. It was […]

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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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Yes, I Am An Italian Mamma

Back in December, on a particularly cold and rainy day, I drove my son to school. Why, I reasoned, should he have to stand outside in a downpour waiting for the bus when his school is a seven-minute drive from our house? Nearly four months later, I am still driving my son to school. In […]

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Cucina Povera: Egg Cutlets

I have a particular fondness for “sleeper” recipes. More often than not, the dishes that earn a place in my heart, and that make repeat appearances at my dinner table, are the unassuming ones that require no special ingredients or complicated techniques. They aren’t the kinds of recipes that set trends (sorry trend watchers–no candied […]

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