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New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Tweet Born in New Orleans in 1901, Louis Armstrong, considered to be the founding father of jazz, loved Red Beans and Rice. He adored this dish so much that he signed all of his letters “Am red beans and ricely yours” Almost every restaurant in New Orleans serves a version of this comforting icon. I […]

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Minestrone

Tweet This is the quintessential Italian vegetable soup! Whether I prepare it to accompany that leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, for a light Christmas Eve dinner or a stand-alone bowl of comfort, my signature minestrone is always made with a whole lot of love! This particular pot simmering on the stove today is more than mere […]

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean Soup)

Tweet Fagioli, also known as pasta fazool, is a typical dish of the Italian table. In nearly every region, province and village you will find a version of this pasta and bean soup. There are countless unique recipes that change from place to place, which is as good a reason as any … to try […]

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Fagioli al Pomodoro

Fagioli al Pomodoro

Tweet Beans are so darn good for you that I’m always looking for ways to incorporate them into our meals. This recipe is great as an antipasto all by itself; spoon it on top of a slice of grilled rustic bread (Bruschetta) and enjoy as a mid-day snack (merende)  or add a bit of proscuitto […]

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