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Lombardia: Day 3 of cooking class

The focus of today's class was Lombardia, in northern Italy. Our teacher, Serena, told us that this region traditionally uses more butter than olive oil because cows are plentiful and the area is too cold to grow olives. The cheese … Continue reading

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Campania – Day 2 of class

The second day of class was focused on the Campania region in the south, which includes Naples. This is the birthplace of the dry pasta industry (as well as its more famous child: pizza) and the cuisine relies heavily on … Continue reading

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Enoteca I Terzi, Siena

It is not easy to find a “light” dinner in Siena if you want to sit at a restaurant (rather than grabbing a piece of pizza and sitting on the Campo – something I intend to do very soon) but … Continue reading

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Tuscany, Italy

After spending almost three weeks traveling in Italy, it has been hard to start writing about it – perhaps it was the sheer quantity of delicious meals or maybe it was because the restaurants themselves seemed sort of anonymous – … Continue reading

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Cantinetta Luca

Carmel, California Luca was an unexpected delight.  My husband and I were looking for a casual pizza restaurant on Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and we wandered into Luca without reservations.  The hosts were extremely friendly and moved a … Continue reading

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Bisato

Belltown, Seattle Everything on the menu at Bisato sounds and looks like a work of art.  The tapas-style restaurant’s emphasis is on the construction of the dishes, and ingredients are creatively combined and beautifully presented, with each element placed ‘just … Continue reading

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