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What’s Different about Italians (Still)

It’s harder than ever, visiting Italy, to get that delicious jolt of something foreign to American habits and tastes. Partly because we’ve gotten to know them and vice versa (I once ran into a busload of Italian tourists in a remote New Mexico town). And also because we’ve appropriated so many aspects of Italian food, [...]

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Thu, August 30 2012 » Italian food, Italian lifestyle, Sicily, travel » 1 Comment

Fried Italian Cheese for Dinner

I love pecorino–not the salty aged variety from southern Italy, but the young raw sheep’s milk cheese for whichTuscany and Sardinia are known. When I’m in Italy, I eat this semi-soft to firm table cheese in all the usual ways: with bread, prosciutto, fruit, or in the spring, with young raw fava beans (bacelli), or [...]

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Sat, August 18 2012 » Eggs and Cheese, Italian food, travel » No Comments