Teeny, tiny, cheesy, mini, mushroom tarts

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I have so many memories of my parents throwing dinner parties and hosting events where food was the central focus of the preparations and festivities. . . . → Read More: Teeny, tiny, cheesy, mini, mushroom tarts

Lenticchie in umido (braised lentils)

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Have you been overtaken by holiday madness? This year has been remarkably stress free for me, probably because we decided to go low key for the season. . . . → Read More: Lenticchie in umido (braised lentils)

Salsiccia e fagioli

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F3UAEKDEBZV4 Feel free to ignore those letters and numbers it’s just me claiming my blog nothing to be alarmed about. What is really important is today’s dish, which is so much more than a variation on pork and beans. . . . → Read More: Salsiccia e fagioli

Fagottini salati

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Recently it has been all about comfort food here in rainy, foggy, cold Milan. . . . → Read More: Fagottini salati

Winner of Beyond the Pasta Give away and a taste of things to come

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Oh wow, what a week. Am I glad it’s the weekend! I didn’t want this week to finish without announcing the winner of a copy of Beyond the Pasta by Mark Leslie. . . . → Read More: Winner of Beyond the Pasta Give away and a taste of things to come

An interview with Mark Leslie author of Beyond the Pasta

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On Wednesday I posted a review of a cookbook/memoir called Beyond the Pasta – Recipes, Language and Life with an Italian Family written by Mark Leslie. . . . → Read More: An interview with Mark Leslie author of Beyond the Pasta

Beyond the Pasta – A Book Review

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A couple of weeks ago I was contacted about reviewing a book here on Frutto della Passione and while it is not the first time I have received an inquiry of that kind, it is the first time that I have accepted. . . . → Read More: Beyond the Pasta – A Book Review

A new way to eat sausage and potatoes

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When I first moved to Italy I was living in Rome and teaching English, but the money wasn’t enough to pay all the bills, so I picked up a second job working for a tour bus company. . . . → Read More: A new way to eat sausage and potatoes

Sausage and spinach risotto

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It has been miserable here in Milan, cold, rainy, windy and generally unpleasant. I have already had flu symptoms. Seriously, that’s what my doctor said, flu symptoms – not the flu, but flu symptoms. Between the weather and NOT having the flu I have been craving hearty meals, classic winter fare that will stick to . . . → Read More: Sausage and spinach risotto

Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness – The Breast Cancer Site

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In honour of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a group of Italian bloggers (led by Mammafelice, Ma Che Davvero? and Semplicemente Pepe Rosa ) have decided to go Pink today to raise breast cancer awareness and they have invited several expat bloggers in Italy to join them. . . . → Read More: Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness – The Breast Cancer Site