Category Archives: Italian

Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Calamari

At some point when I was shopping in Stuttgart, I found a bag of enormous calamari tubes at the Italian grocery store.  My idea was to stuff them with some of the store’s fabulous looking sausage.  However, overtaken by life events, … Continue reading

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Sausage and Peppers

There is a fairly large Italian community in Stuttgart.  Before I left to come back to Sens, we discovered a great supermarket with Italian imports, butcher and traiteur.  The sausages, that I was smart enough to bring to Sens for … Continue reading

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Artichoke with Brie de Meaux Sauce

I saw a woman at the vegetable stand buying two large,  purple, globe artichokes. Because I had never cooked a purple globe artichoke, I asked her how she planned to prepare it.  She replied, “You have to cook them.”  Sotto … Continue reading

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Herb Grilled Chicken with Orzo

When modern man no longer had to hunt, nor cultivate, nor worry about where his next apple was coming from, he created pesticides.  This was about the same time that grapefruit started to taste bitter because man had a surfeit … Continue reading

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Antonio Carluccio’s Fish Soup

Part I – Sunday Chez Parret Before I went to the U.S., I was renewing my love affair with Jamie Oliver’s magazine and was especially dazzled by one of his featured chefs, Gennaro Contaldo http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/doing-jamie-gennaro-contaldos-italian-rack-of-lamb/. The Dog from Mad Dog … Continue reading

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Fresh Borlotti Beans

What a pleasant surprise to find fresh borlotti beans in the farmers’ market!  These were from Italy; they aren’t be harvested yet in our region.  I love their firm exteriors and creamy interiors!  Inspiration for this recipe comes from Sweet … Continue reading

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Bastille Day: Jamie’s Chicken and Vine Tomatoes

Jamie’s issue 39, June 2013 could keep me cooking all summer.  However, this is the last one I’m making for a while.  In this recipe, Jamie insists that the tomatoes be cooked on the vine.  Why?  I don’t know.  He’s … Continue reading

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Doing Jamie: Gennaro Contaldo’s Italian Rack of Lamb

I like it when Jamie Oliver features chefs that influence and inspire him in his magazine. I’ve tried recipes from his guest chefs before, for instance, Miles New’s roasted pork sandwiches with bottom of the pan relish http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/roasted-pork-sandwich-with-bottom-of-the-pan-relish/with fantastic results. … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with Beef Fillet

My Saveurs and Jamie Oliver magazines are mailed to France and I miss them when I’m in Stuttgart.  In addition, I don’t read or speak German, so the bookstores that I love are off limits when I’m there.  If it … Continue reading

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Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers with Tomato Pesto

Lazy Memorial Day with full freezers.  Easy. Who doesn’t have the necessary?  Garlic, peppers and onions.  Okay, fresh oregano was a bonus ;)  But not absolutely necessary. However, I would have the tomato pesto. Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers with … Continue reading

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