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26 January, 2016

Prosciutto Cotto & Lentils

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Prosciutto cotto literally means “cooked ham.” It’s a popular cold cut in Italy, that is brined pork hindquarter that has been slowly cooked with its skin on to retain moisture. Prosciutto cotto usually contains less salt than cooked American ham which makes prosciutto a good recipe substitute. Lentils have 18 grams of protein per serving,
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12 March, 2015

Basil Pesto Linguine

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Are you familiar with Andouille sausage, which has its origins in Brittny, France. It is a smoked meat using pork. The sausage is used in used in Louisiana Creole culture. It is a sausage much like Mexican style chorizo as some Andouille sausage makers also use the gastrointestinal system of the pig. Andouille is made
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30 March, 2014

Apple Tarte Tatin

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History books say that the tarte Tatin was accidentally created in the kitchen of the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, France around 1880. Stephine Tatin, the chef that night meant to make an apple pie. She prepared the apples leaving them to cook in butter and sugar for too long. She tried to rescue the dish, as she
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12 March, 2014

Differences Between Northern & Southern Italian Cuisine

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“Let’s go find a good Italian restaurant tonight.” If you immediately envision pasta with lots of red sauce, you are not alone. Italian cuisine is very often lumped into one red-check-tablecloth-covered category. Yes, this image is part of the Italian culinary experience, but it is only a small part of the whole picture. If you
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