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Cacio e Pepe

Tweet Cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) is a Roman pasta dish that one can find all over this Italian city. There are only three main ingredients; Pecorino Romano, black pepper and pasta. The key to this seemingly simple dish is in how you treat them. When fat-soluble spices, such as, black peppercorns, are heated […]

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Homemade Mascarpone

Tweet Requiring only two ingredients, a candy thermometer, some cheesecloth and a bit of patience is all that is needed to make your own mascarpone. This milky-white, super smooth, soft Italian cheese has a rich, slightly sweet buttery flavor. I use it in both savory and sweet dishes. It is the ingredient that adds a […]

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Marinated Mozzarella

Tweet Marinated mozzarella balls are perfect for Merende (small bites). You have probably seen them in the deli section of your local supermarket but before you even consider placing them in your shopping cart, I suggest you first read the label. If one of the ingredients is olive oil, put the container back on the […]

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Baked Stuffed Pear & Gorgonzola Salad

Tweet Gorgonzola is a straw-white soft cheese with greenish streaks. It’s derived from a process called “erborinatura”, in Italian, meaning creation of molds. This is an ancient cheese and was first produced in Milan, Italy in 879. As enabled by tradition and law, only two Italian regions produce Gorgonzola cheese, and the following provinces only: […]

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