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Veal Stew with Mushrooms and Peas, on Toast

Veal and mushroom stew, with just a touch of cream, is my idea of the perfect one-dish Sunday supper. Ladled over toasted country-style bread, this piatto unico is Italian comfort food at its best. Share at the table with people you love–or follow my Sunday routine and take a tray to the sofa for an [...]

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Tue, January 28 2014 » Italian food, Italian ingredients, Meat, Soups and Stews, Uncategorized » No Comments

Clam Chowder with Italian Touches

Cedar Key, a charming town three hours north of Tampa Bay that once dubbed itself “the Venice of America,” ships farm-raised clams all over the country. So it’s a ¬†great place to indulge in steamed clams, fried clams and, of course, clam chowder. My husband and I hadn’t come here just for clams. After spending [...]

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Wed, January 8 2014 » Italian ingredients, Seafood, Soups and Stews, travel, Uncategorized » 1 Comment