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Mario Batali Simple Italian Food: Recipes from My Two Villages

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Fresh Watermelon with Cool Citrus Mascarpone reviewed by Zosia

28th April 2013

The individual components of this colourful dessert were very good but I didn’t feel that they worked together very well. The salad was a refreshing mix of watermelon and citrus fruit …..I omitted the grapefruit as there are too many haters in my...
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Polenta-Crusted Pompano Salad with Sautéed Spicy Peppers, Chicory, and Tomato Oil reviewed by Zosia

28th April 2013

Really delicious combination of flavours: crispy sweet fish (I used sole) and tangy tomato oil on a bed of peppery arugula (instead of chicory) with a touch of heat provided by some spicy peppers. I did make a few changes, adding far less oil to the...
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Sautéed Spicy Peppers with Marjoram Vinaigrette reviewed by Zosia

28th April 2013

This is a tasty variation of simply cooked peppers and onions dressed with a vinaigrette: the inclusion of jalapeños adds heat and the balsamic vinegar in the dressing keeps it on the sweet side. I didn't have all of the different colours of sweet peppers...
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Artichokes with Mint and Garlic reviewed by Zosia

21st April 2013

What I discovered from this recipe was just how well mint goes with artichokes. Apart from that, I thought it quite labour intensive for the end result. Not only must one prepare the artichokes, (there are no instructions provided), but one is also required...
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