leene101's Profile

From: Cheshire, CT USA

Joined: March 24th, 2010

About me: Love love love Italian food, cooking in Mexico Tuscany, Rome, Umbria ,Bologna and Florence. Two cooking classes in Tuscany were wonderful I can make pasta from scratch. Fresh herbs from the sides of the road were delightful Need to go to Puglia next!

Favorite cookbook: Dinner by Melissa Clark

Favorite recipe: pizza from Pizzarium Rome

Latest review:

February 7th, 2015

tomato and roasted lemon salad from Plenty More

love this salad interesting flavor with roasted lemons.Didnt use the pomegranate seeds but it was still good. read more >

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The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

By Ina Garten, Martha Stewart
Clarkson Potter - 1999

25th September 2011

Gazpacho : page 79

this is not a good soup its way too salty from the tomato juice, has way too many peppers and too much olive oil. There are lots of other more authentic recipes out there.

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25th September 2011

Hummus : page 46

one of the best hummus recipes around.

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25th September 2011

Roasted eggplant spread : page 41

I have made this recipe many times. I usually wait till summer when eggplant is in season. I found it easy to prepare and very flavorful. I top it with a little fresh basil

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25th September 2011

Satay Dip : page 49

there are so many versions of satay dip. this one is pretty good. its on the sweet side. i used low salt soy sauce and it was fine.

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25th September 2011

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip : page 54

Very good but very fattening. I may try again substituting yogurt for sour cream and lower fat mayo for regular mayo.

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