Category Archives: Food

Ravioli My Way

If all the people I’ve entertained over the years got together and discussed what they ate at the Giacoletto table, ninety per cent would probably say ravioli. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” I tell myself, which doesn’t say … Continue reading

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Appetizers on the Italian Riviera

Seems like only yesterday but it’s been more than two months since Hubby D and I returned from our latest visit to Northern Italy. Although we spent most of our time in the Piemonte Region, we also took a road … Continue reading

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Left My Heart in Italy

Still dealing with an annoying case of jet lag brought on by my recent trip across The Pond—one part of my brain holding on to images of Northern Italy, the other part struggling to play catch-up with the real life … Continue reading

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In the Name of Research

It’s official. There’s no turning back. Isn’t that what non-refundable means? As in the purchase of roundtrip airline tickets at the lowest rate possible, as in a deal too good to pass up. Even if we didn’t want to go, … Continue reading

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Cooking in Cody

December 26, 5:00 a.m. Hubby D and I left our Christmas-decorated house and headed west, our destination Cody, Wyoming, to spend the rest of our holiday with oldest son M and family. In Nebraska we even took time out for … Continue reading

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A Meal By Any Other Name

When I was growing up, life was simple yet somewhat structured, at least in our home and in spite of both parents employed at jobs that took them away each weekday. Still, during the school year my mother felt compelled … Continue reading

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Remembering Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan, the foremost authority on traditional Italian cuisine, recently passed away on September 29, 2013, in Longboat Key, Florida. When she came to St. Louis in February, 1997, for the Art Museum’s “Italian Celebration,” I’d never heard of her. … Continue reading

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