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Saint Joseph’s “Sawdust”

Tweet San Giuseppe, (Saint Joseph) was the husband of Mary, the Mother of God and is the patron saint of the family. On March 19, in celebration of the Feast of San Giuseppe, elaborate altars will be filled with food all over Sicily and New Orleans. This tradition commemorates the relief Saint Joseph provided during […]

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Briciola di Pane

Tweet In Italy, the baking of bread is called l’arte bianco (the white art). Bread provides nourishment and sustenance through the life-giving, almost magical properties of yeast. Bread is to be respected. If you’ve read many of my posts in this blog, you know that I do not waste food, not even bread … not […]

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Mozzarella Biscuits

Tweet   Crispy on the outside with a soft crumb inside, these not quite savory, not quite sweet, biscuits are the perfect bite. Particularly tasty with soups and a nice alternative to bread. Leftovers reheated in the oven, (to retain crispness) can be sliced and filled with your favorite jam or scrambled eggs for a […]

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Fettunta Toscana

Tweet Fettunta Toscana, a traditional Tuscan style bruschetta, is grilled rustic bread with tomatoes and basil. The quality of the ingredients are paramount for this simple yet satisfying snack (Merenda). Thick, crusty, chewy, country bread, fresh from-the-vine plump and juicy tomatoes (or at least perfectly ripe), a few cloves of fresh garlic, sweet basil and […]

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Bruschetta

Tweet “A table without bread is like a day without sunshine.” This Sicilian saying refers to the poverty of the past (faded but not forgotten) where a loaf of bread was the only thing keeping you from starvation. Perhaps, this is why many of us have grown up being taught to never waste a crumb. […]

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread …

Tweet Christians the world over recognize this line from the Lord’s prayer, a prayer I learned in catechism (the Gospel of Matthew version) many years ago and continue to pray to this day. Rev. Dr. Robert Hansel wrote an eight-part series exploring the meaning of this prayer, line by line. I believe the very essence […]

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Pomodoro con Pane (Tomato with Bread Soup)

Tweet     I think it’s safe to say, I have never ever thrown away a piece of bread … ever. Why would I, when there is always a use for even the last crusty chunk. I use it for stuffing, breadcrumbs and of course soups. This recipe takes full advantage of any bread you […]

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