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Spaghetti Frittata

I took a long walk this morning to clear my head before a full weekend of writing. Although we had a little snow and freezing rain yesterday on the official first day of spring (!), it has already disappeared. The light is soft and diffuse and there is a definite springtime feel in the air. With […]

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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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