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March 20th, 2019

Irish Soda Bread from Cold-Weather Cooking

A really delicious if not entirely authentic (what's authentic anyway?) version of soda bread. The proportion of raisins and bourbon is spot on. One doesn't taste bourbon but there's a smoky hint that's... read more >

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Website: Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome


31st August 2013 (edited: 2nd September 2013)

Chickpea & Zucchini Soup

Another less-is-more wonder. Chick peas, tomatoes and zucchini, onion and garlic and basil. No stock. And the end result, finished with a little good parmesan grated on top, is a very rich-tasting and satisfying soup. Ms. Minchilli suggests that some olive oil be drizzled over the soup at service; I found this unnecessary. One caution: basil is in the ingredient list but not in the instructions. I chopped my basil fine and added it just before I took the soup off the heat. I also followed the suggestion and pureed only part of the soup, leaving some nice chunky bits. I did peel the tomatoes and am glad I did.

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26th November 2014 (edited: 26th November 2014)

Roast Potatoes with Rosemary

This potato dish is simply sublime. But the really fabulous thing here is the trick for infusing the olive oil with rosemary and garlic. It's so simple and so brilliant. I've used this oil on focaccia, other roasted vegetables, fish, shrimp--it's just so good!

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