Zuppa di Escarola e Fagioli (Escarole and Bean Soup)

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WPLG TV 10 from Miami visits my home today

Life is full of twists and turns and you have to be flexible enough as you are driving along the highway of life so you can seize opportunities as they come along. Today my parents fly back to NY with my sister who has flown down this morning to pick them up. Planning on having a nice lunch together, yesterday everything changed. Well, we are going to have a nice lunch together, but WPLG local 10...

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Ripieno di Salsiccia (Sausage Stuffing for the Turkey)

 

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Insalata di Caprese (Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad)

Insalata di Caprese (Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad) – This simple recipe is the most common use of fresh basil that we enjoyed in our home.

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Bruschetta Classica (Toasted Bread with Olive Oil)

This tasty appetizer spread throughout Italy and utilized other ingredients such as garlic and tomatoes which is how my grandmother Aloisi used to prepare it on those cooler Sundays when we would visit.

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Lost Cuisine

How lucky I am that the recipes my mother prepared for my family are not lost. I feel such a sense of relief that I was able to finish my book while my mother and father are still alive and that I didn’t have to try figure out what ingredients went into them. In today’s Wall Street Journal, they published an article on lost cuisine and how cooks try to recreate family favorites....

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