Spaghetti alla Carbonara

A well made Carbonara is a delight. Creamy fresh eggs mixed with strong cheese and crispy guanciale and flecked with copious amounts of black pepper.

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Polenta Pizza with Garlicky Broccoli Rape

It’s the end of winter (we hope!) and the garden is still full of various winter vegetables.

I love bitter vegetables, including broccoli rape which is called various things here in Italy: broccoletti, cima di rape and friarielli. It’s interesting to me that so many winter vegetables are bitter; I wonder if we need just [...]