Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dinner for One–Golden Filet of Sole

Something about fresh fish and crispy potatoes always takes me back to Rome, since this is the meal I eat most often when I’m there.  This elegant dinner can be assembled for one (or two) persons in about 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Pasta alla Gricia, Italian-Ate Style

This is my version of the classic Roman pasta dish made with pasta, pancetta and pecorino.  In Rome, the dish is made with guanciale (cured pig jowl) instead of pancetta (cured pig belly).  This is the perfect example of a dish whose ingredients are so … Continue reading

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Twice-Baked Potatoes, Italian-Ate Style

The beautiful lamb chops that my butcher had the other day inspired me to make my version of a meat-and-potatoes kind of meal. I was in the mood for baked potatoes,  and tonight, I decided to dress up our baked … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Cauliflower and Kale Pesto

This nutrient-packed dish was inspired by the cauliflower that’s started to appear at my local farm stand. Cauliflower is so nutty and becomes so beautifully golden with so little effort.  I’m always inclined to make it with pasta or some … Continue reading

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Whole Roasted Striped Bass

Whole roasted fish is always a festive and impressive main course.  It’s success depends entirely on the freshness of the fish and the hand of the cook, in de-boning and seasoning the finished dish properly. It seems that fish mongers … Continue reading

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