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  • Panettone bread pudding

    A number of eager cooks asked for a recipe for the panettone bread pudding that I put up on Instagram last week. It’s baked with a caramelly sauce, basically just melted butter…

  • Cool: Summer minestrone

    Last week I talked about il battuto, that savory combination of minced pork and aromatic vegetables that is the basis of so many great Italian dishes. These…

  • How Do You Say Delicious in Italian?

    How do you say delicious in Italian? You could start with battuto. That’s Italian for a combination of chopped vegetables, sometimes with a little added cured pork (pancetta, guanciale, prosciutto, even a slice…

  • Grappa 101

    I confess I have not always loved grappa, the Italian after-dinner (or early morning—see below) spirit that has been both lauded and disdained. (No one, it seems,…

  • Olive Harvest 2017

    Reaching for that last little cluster of olives, high on a branch just visible against the low-lying autumn sun, feeling the ache in the neck, in the…