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Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Tweet As a rule, my salad dressing consists only of ¬†extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, sea salt and a few good grinds of black pepper. There is an old Italian saying about who should see to the making of the dressing for salad and it goes like this: A miser should see to the vinegar, a […]

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Caramelized Onion & Fig Crostata

Tweet The best way, in my opinion, to eat un fichi (a fig), is fresh off the tree, that was how I experienced my first taste of this short-lived seasonal fruit. My grandmother had many fruit trees in her backyard, the messiest, being the fig. When the fruit is ripe, (which seems to happen all […]

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Watermelon Gorgonzola & Balsamic Drizzle

Tweet In Italy, watermelon is the most prominent fruit of the summer. After spending a day in the hot summer sun, there is nothing quite so refreshing as a cold juicy slice. Because watermelon is such a great thirst quencher, you will find a proliferation of fruit stands selling it by the slice or in […]

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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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Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Gratin

Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Gratin

Tweet A gratin is usually topped with cheese and breadcrumbs to form a lightly browned and tasty crust. But I have found that a cream sauce with a bit of cheese creates the same delicious tasting results. ( I’ll save the carbs for my biscotti). Gratin also refers to the shallow oven-proof dish used to […]

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