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Blue-Corn Polenta with Hatch Chiles

I don’t win any points for eating local by flying across the country with chiles and other goodies from Santa Fe’s fabulous farmer’s market, but I’m glad I did. The idea cruising the back of my mind was to incorporate this New Mexico bounty into Italian, not Southwestern, dishes. We’ll get to that, but first [...]

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Fri, September 14 2012 » Fruits and Vegetables, Italian food, travel » No Comments

Simple Fall Pleasure: A Bowl of Polenta

The best polenta I ever ate was in the streets of Cuneo, a town in Italy’s Piemonte region. By sheer luck, we had stumbled across the annual Fiera del Marrone celebrating the harvest of fat succulent chestnuts. I’ve been thinking about that experience because the festival is about to take place, from October 13-16 (if [...]

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Tue, October 11 2011 » Grains, Italian food » 2 Comments