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Bravo, Brodo! Making Broth the Italian Way.

The other day I braised a chicken from a local farm. Delicious, but what I relished just as much as the meat on the plate was the chance–the obligation, really– to make brodo from the trimmings. Once I’d cut up the chicken, my pile of broth makings included the wing tips and back, plus the [...]

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Fri, September 28 2012 » Italian food, Meat, Seafood, Soups and Stews » No Comments

Lobster Soup, a Holiday Indulgence

I love the fact that the Italian obsession with seafood during the holidays coincides with the time when lobsters from the New England coast are at their succulent best. One of the best ways to enjoy this crustacean is in a soup–because the making of the broth extracts every ounce of flavor. Lobster soup with [...]

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Wed, December 14 2011 » Seafood, Soups and Stews » No Comments