A Thousand and One … Tortellini

The galaxy of Italian stuffed pasta is dotted with all kind of names and sizes: cappelletti, cappellaci, agnolotti, anolini, tortelli, tortellini, tortelloni, ravioli,ย and so on and so forth. To make it even more confusing and complex, as if this were not enough, there are different regional names and even “internal struggles” related to the motherhood […]

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The Season of Greetings is Here

Christmas holidays in Italy is not just the 25th, but we celebrate the 26 as well, St. Stephen Day, the one that in Canada is called Boxing Day. A lovely card from a first grader! The frenzy starts on the 24, with the last minute shopping. Stores are open until very late. Then, according to […]

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Itโ€™s the Great Pumpkin!

Yes Pumpkin is great, and not just for Charlie Brown. Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. However, it may be time to rethink this plump, nutritious orange plant.ย  The potassium contained within pumpkins can have a positive effect on blood pressure. The antioxidants in […]

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Bologna “until the fat lady sings”

Bologna The Fat And finally why is Bologna called the “fat?” Of course because that is where they make tortellini, and tagliatelle, and ragรน alla bolognese, and lots of other delicious stuff, together with the fact that in the city the commercial activities related to food proliferate, they often led the press to define Bologna […]

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