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Announcement of my literary/culinary event, spring edition: http://www.pulcetta.com/2015/02/annuncio-announcement-novel-food-23.html Contribute your reading-inspired dishes  #books   #food  
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A slice of sun for dessert / Una fetta di sole per dessert: http://www.pulcetta.com/2015/02/crostata-arance-orange-tart.html #dessertrecipes   #oranges   #italianfood   #lafabbricadellino  
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a flavorful flower (place mat from La FABBRICA del LINO) Cara Cara oranges from the farmers' market and an invitation to a potluck inspired this crostata. The success led to encores. Citrus season (la stagione degli agrumi) is the perfect time to make this tart, which brings the sun to your table, regardless of what the thermometer says. Choose sweet, flavorful oranges. Their juicy freshness...
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In my home region (Umbria) they grow special lentils. Learn more in my post for Live Like an Italian and use them to make pasta with lentils. 
http://livelikeanitalian.com/2015/02/09/an-italian-recipe-for-winter-pasta-with-lentils/ #pasta-recipes   #lentils   #italianfood   #italianstyle  
On New Year's Eve a steaming pot of lentils with sausages and slices of cotechino was always on the dinner menu at home in Perugia. In preparing this festive comfort dish with the aromatic smell an...
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Make something special with roasted red beets: cover them in chocolate / Fate qualcosa di particolare con le barbabietole rosse: ricopritele con cioccolato http://www.pulcetta.com/2012/02/cuori-di-barbabietola-rossa-ricoperti-di-cioccolato.html ‪#‎chocolate ‪#‎ValentinesDay‬ ‪#‎healthy‬
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Bay Area friends: Sandy Baker and I are reading some of our writing on Saturday February 28 at Gaia's Garden in Santa Rosa.  http://redwoodwriters.org/events/openmic/ #writerslife  
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A piece I originally wrote a year ago. The current eruption of Kilauea means when I visit again, the landscape will be again different. #writing   #volcano   #hawaii   #bigisland  
January 2014 Life sometimes makes us stop in the moment and reminds us that the only time we have is that moment. At the Maku'u Farmers' Market, along the Kea'au/Pahoa Highway bypass road (Big...
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New pasta shape: panda (inspired by giant panda Bao Bao) http://www.pulcetta.com/2015/01/panda-handmade-pasta.html #pastafresca   #pastarecipes   #panda   #italianfood   #italianstyle  
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la pastasciutta con quello che c'è The poem by George Bradley La past'asciutta con quello che c'è is included in the anthology Sustenance and Desire: A Food Lover's Anthology of Sensuality and Humor by Bascove, which is the current selection of our Cook the Books Club. (The book included a number of inspiring pieces and I may well go back to another one or two later.) In his poem Bradley captures perfectly my approach to pasta: I sometimes plan a...
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A slice of sun for dessert / Una fetta di sole per dessert: http://www.pulcetta.com/2015/02/crostata-arance-orange-tart.html #dessert   #italianfood   #italianstyle   #oranges  
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a flavorful flower (place mat from La FABBRICA del LINO) Cara Cara oranges from the farmers' market and an invitation to a potluck inspired this crostata. The success led to encores. Citrus season (la stagione degli agrumi) is the perfect time to make this tart, which brings the sun to your table, regardless of what the thermometer says. Choose sweet, flavorful oranges. Their juicy freshness...
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Grazie +Torta di Rose :)
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A nice article by on Paolo's blog about the multifaceted reality of the Italian mercati (markets). #italianstyle  
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This fish stew is easy to make and easy to like 
Questo stufato di pesce e' facile da preparare e molto gustoso
http://www.pulcetta.com/2015/02/stufato-pesce-brasiliano-brazilian-fish-stew.html #fishrecipe   #abcmondiale  
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] a layered fish stew in the pot The sixth stop of our World Culinary ABC is Brazil. The dish I chose to celebrate our virtual visit is called moqueca de peixe. This dish comes in two flavors moqueca bahiana from Bahia and moqueca capixaba from Espírito Santo. Most recipes online are for the former, characterized by the use of coconut milk (latte di cocco). I came up with a personal version of...
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] an appealing and appetizing spread on placemat from La FABBRICA del LINO A roasted winter squash is a gift that keeps giving. In other words, roast once, use in many ways. One day that I had a small amount leftover and I had just cooked some beans, I tried to combine the two and the result is a nice spread that, as I described in my previous post, I even used to dress pasta. my idea of a can...
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[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] an appealing and appetizing spread on placemat from La FABBRICA del LINO A roasted winter squash is a gift that keeps giving. In other words, roast once, use in many ways. One day that I had a small amount leftover and I had just cooked some beans, I tried to combine the two and the result is a nice spread that, as I described in my previous post, I even used to dress pasta. my idea of a can...
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2001
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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An Italian transplanted in California with a passion for making things by hand
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An Italian with a West Coast perspective of my native country. My roots are planted in Italy, while my branches are in creative cooking, cheese making, bread baking, food writing, photography, book and box making, kayaking, and more.
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That Old Ace in the Hole: the roundup
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It's time for the roundup of Cook the Books' Club October-November 2014 edition for which we read That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx.

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My memories of eating freshly harvested corn as a child in Italy involve a field and fire, but no pot or butter. I ate corn...

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