Monthly Archives: February 2011

Turnip and bread soup

After thinking about it for a while, I finally got around to make turnip soup. I was looking for a turnip soup and digging around the web I discovered that there is a typical turnip and bread soup from Piedmont, … Continue reading

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Ragù alla bolognese

Just finished having some leftover polenta with some leftover ragu’…mmmmmmmhhhh awesome. Yesterday I was thinking I should cook proper ragu’ and bake lasagne more often. I remember when my mom did lasagne for lunch and the 3 of us kids … Continue reading

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Baked sardines and potatoes

Growing up in the North, I didn’t eat much fish growing up and I am not great at cooking it. It is not that you cannot find good fish in North Italy, is just that we learn to cook from … Continue reading

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Red wine lamb stew

So as it is winter again, we are cooking winter dishes again, and this time it happens to be lamb stew. A pretty rich lamb stew, that is going to spread a really nice smell around the house and make … Continue reading

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Polenta is the typical dish from my home town back in Italy, Bergamo. What rice is for Milan, fresh pasta is for Emilia Romagna, pizza is for Naples, Polenta is for Bergamo. It used to be the main, and often … Continue reading

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