Take a Tomato…

Simple The essence of Italian cuisine is its simplicity. Although, it evolved through centuries of political and social changes, with roots dating back to the 4th century BC. Italian cuisine itself was influenced by the cuisine of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Byzantine, Jewish and Arabic; Italian cuisine maintained its simplicity thru the centuries, always relaying […]

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Dressing Every Shape of Pasta

Pasta for Italians is a serious matter. Italy is the world leader both in production, with over 3.2 million tons, and in consumption (read eating), with the approximately 24 kg per ”Italian-head” per year. Each region, has its own recipe and each region has its favorite format among the over 300 shapes of pasta that […]

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Time to Fry the Blooms

THE BLOOMS I truly love zucchini blooms, though there are many ways to consume them, my all time favorite is fried. They can be found and harvested in the spring / summer period, although greenhouse production makes them available every season of the year. The zucchini flower are male and female, easily distinguishable from each […]

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Not Your Ordinary Pasta

The latest trend in pasta is the legume-based pasta. Made from red, green or yellow lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans, and even soybeans. It is appearing on the shelves of shops dedicated to natural food and peeping out even in neighborhood supermarkets. How it is made (and why) The pasta is obtained, in all its shapes, […]

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Lentil Soup, a Very Old Meal

Did you know that lentils are the oldest legume cultivated by man since 7000 BC?  They really comes in all the colors: from the yellow ones in Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine, to black, red, green and orange, up to the most well-known browns. Depending on the type, they are sown between autumn and winter and […]

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