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The Elegance of the Cheeseless Eggplant Fritto

In the aftermath of having indulged a little more than warranted on cheese at a chosen time of the month, be it in pizzas or pastas, the mention of the words eggplant parmigiana, at the Italian bistro one is dragged to … Continue reading

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Pint-sized, Prudently Spiced – Onion-filled Mini Peppers

Living up to a lionized last name is not all sweetness and sizzle, it can be rough trying to match up to the firebrands in the lineage. Smoldering gossip at the Pepper household often covers the exploits of flamboyant Mexican … Continue reading

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Kicked-up Black-Bean Soup

  “I’ll serve something black. Bean soup, licorice, coffee. It’ll be very grim, I promise. We’ll cover the mirrors. We’ll listen to Piaf. We’ll read passages from Dostoyevsky.” ~ Stephanie Kallos Whether it’s the Brazilian feijoada – an amalgamation of … Continue reading

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Palak-Paneer Stuffed Pasta Shells

Even a savvy hostess is sometimes left in a tizzy when the strident tone of an unexpected call cuts through her thoughts on a chaotic day. Old friends are in town and have just invited themselves to dinner, leaving her racking her brains … Continue reading

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