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Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks, Sicilian Salmoriglio Style reviewed by kateq

21st September 2020

What perhaps I love most about Italian food--such respect for the ingredients. Here the swordfish is grilled and then dressed with salmoriglio--lemon oil salt and herbs. But it's perfect--the simple dressing makes the swordfish sing.
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Lentil Soup reviewed by kateq

5th April 2020

A classic version indeed--and all with pantry ingredients. I double the recipe and leave out the butter at the end till I've ladled out the freezer portions. I find it benefits from a bit of spicing up.
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Ciambella (Grandmother's Pastry Ring) reviewed by kaye16

9th February 2018

Sorry to see I hadn't written anything about this here. Just thinking about making it again. I wrote a blog post about it when I made it last.
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Eggplant Sauce with Tomato and Red Chili Pepper reviewed by jenncc

18th April 2016

Loved this simple sauce. I did roast the eggplant in the oven till crisp outside/creamy inside, instead of frying and served with spaghettini. Hearty and delicious!
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