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Simona Carini
Northern California
An Italian transplanted in California
Interests: creative cooking, cheese making, bread baking, food writing, blogging, book and box making, kayaking, photography, classical music You can contact me at simosite [AT] mac [DOT] com
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] beginning (right) and end (left) of first rendition The fourteenth country of our World Culinary ABC1 is Kenya (Kenia). To celebrate this stop, I chose to make my version of Kenyan vegetable curry. There are multiple recipes online for this dish2. The one that inspired me includes baking the vegetables3. Fresh vegetables from the farmers' market and my CSA box and some kale from my vegetable garden went into this dish, together with a number of spices from my collection. To accommodate household's preferences, I made a dish that is mildly hot... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at briciole
In the recipe I suggest to use balsamic vinegar. Camilleri has some nice ways of talking about food :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on panzanella (bread and tomato) at briciole
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a bright plate Panzanella is a way of dressing up bread that is no longer fresh (pane raffermo). There are many variations of this traditional dish, which you can find (and eat) throughout central Italy, but I like my father's recipe the best. During my childhood, every August my family would spend three weeks in Poggio Catino, my father's native village, located in the historic region of Sabina, north of Rome1. In the morning, my father and I would often go for a walk in the woods of the Monti Sabini above... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at briciole
Thank you for the tip, Phillip. And thanks for letting me know that you made the dish. Good substitution :)
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2015 on macco di fave / fava bean purée at briciole
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Dear Louise, Thank you so much for your comment. I am honored. I thoroughly enjoyed your novel. I could not put it down :)
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2015 on Novel Food #24: the finale at briciole
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Thank you, Molly. Please, do send me your idea. I am interested to know what's you've been reading.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2015 on Novel Food #24: the finale at briciole
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You can tell I am hopeless as birdwatcher ;) I also saw one recently for the first time and I agree: it was something and I guess that's why I now see it everywhere.
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Thanks, Frank. Glad you like the look of my bread. Now that you mention it, I remember Paolo's comment. I honestly don't have data on this matter. I'll remember to ask my Italian friends who've been in the US. Or maybe I'll bring a loaf the next time I visit Italy.
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Is that a black-crowned night heron?
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Eccoti qui! Mi stavo domandando se ti avessimo perso per strada ;) Grazie del contributo.
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Grazie Anisja. Anche il tuo contributo l'ho aggiunto alla lista.
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Grazie Terry. Anche questa l'ho aggiunta alla lista.
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Grazie Cinzia. Certo che non poteva mancare ;)
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Grazie Elena. Ho aggiunto entrambe alla lista.
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Grazia UB. Plenty of time, plenty of time. Grazie!
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Grazie, Aiu'. L'ho aggiunta alla lista. Ancora in tempo per arrivare a 100. Prevedo una lunga serata ;)
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Grazie, Cinzia. Ho aggiunto entrambe alla lista.
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Grazie Paola. Aggiunta alla lista.
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Grazie, Monia. L'ho aggiunta alla lista :)
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Wow! Grazie, Terry. Aggiunti alla lista.
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Almeno per l'elenco bastera' un bel copia e incolla. Il foto collage sara' un bel capolavoro ;) Grazie per il contributo. L'ho aggiunto alla lista.
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Grazie, Valentina. Ho aggiunto tutte e tre alla lista.
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Oops. Questa me l'ero persa. L'ho aggiunta adesso. Grazie, Tamara.
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Grazie Valentina. Ci vuole un po' di pratica ma avere un buon video da seguire mi ha aiutata molto. Grazie per il contributo: l'ho aggiunto alla lista.
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