Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Can't go to Italy?

Can't go to Italy? Don't fret; just follow me to my neighborhood supermarket that is having a sale on olive oil, tomatoes, pasta, and cheeses. Together we'll buy all the ingredients we need to make a memorable meal while we dream of Tuscany, Umbria, and the Italian Riviera. Perhaps Fabrizio in Torino can give us a few of his favorite recipes!!

21 comments:

  1. A taste of Italy from Fabrizio's recipes would be nice!

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  2. Lovely photo! My husband is half-Italian, he makes a mean tomato sauce.

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  3. Bells'll ring
    Ting-a-ling-a-ling
    Ting-a-ling-a-ling
    And you'll sing "Vita bella"
    Hearts'll play
    Tippi-tippi-tay
    Tippi-tippi-tay
    Like a gay tarantella

    When the stars make you drool
    Joost-a like pasta fazool
    That's amore...

    (That's what started to play in my head the second I saw your photo!)

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  4. Thanks for comment, Kate.
    No I haven't counted another one. For us, it maybe less effort because two people posting to one blog. Because you mentioned, my own sketchbook as coming closer to 400 and so as the Meg's NWOFW (maybe more). Meg's own weaving one is over 500.
    We can now officially say we are addicted to this blog things.

    I love today's picture, so clear and I want to have a pasta dish tonight.

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  5. Makes my mouth water even though I just had dinner. I guess under this Scandinavian skin lurks and Italian heart.

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  6. You are thinking Italy, I Japan!
    This morning our window view was again white because of new snow :)
    I think, we will need some Italian sunny, mind warming food today, thank you an idea!

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  7. Happy thoughts, tomorrow I'll try to get some nice pasta! Cheers.

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  8. Spaghetti with the tomato and the cheese

    hummm !!!

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  9. This is a really nice photograph, Kate. I like the colors, textures and lighting to say nothing of the tomatoes.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

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  10. Now I get an opportunity to make some of you jealous! Rented a house for me, kids and grandkids - three weeks in Tuscany this summer!

    But, in the meantime, I would of course be happy to participate in an Italian party!

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  11. Fabulous. All looks very enticing. Personally I don't think I'd eat if I didn't eat Italian food but that's about all I do eat. Be nice to know Fabizio's recipes, Kate. I'll make you jealous. I'm going to Turin next month and Fabizio and I will have dinner together and he's going to take me on a tour of Turin! How lucky can you get?!

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  12. I should spell Fabrizio's name right. Two typos - sorry Fabrizio.

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  13. I JUST LOOOOOVE ITALY!!!!!

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  14. Are you inviting us to an Italian feast? I can bring some antipastos ;-)

    What's with those homegrown tomatoes? In April? Do they grow "on-vine" tomatoes in greenhouses now?

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  15. hello hello Kate, yes let's party.

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  16. I love Italian food, too! Now I have a craving for anything with a tomato-based sauce...

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  17. Or, go to Buca di Beppo. Fun for the whole family.

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  18. yum, looks so appetising and colourful!

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  19. I'm very sorry to be so late to visit your DP Kate, and I'm more sorry than ever because I don't know any exceptional recipe but I am seeing spaghetti, tomato and oil so the best recipe of Mediterranean Diet is just: Spaghetti (not broken, put into boling water as long as written on package: no more) + fresh tomato + Extra virgin olive oil. -- Nothing more, nothing less.

    P.S. A part "De Cecco" that it's one of the best pasta producer, Lucini and Partanna are absolutely unknown here

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  20. Man, does that stuff look good -- all the ingredients for everything good...

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