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Last Week's Contest Winners

Caroline Russock 1 comment

Cook the Book: The Southern Italian Table: Runningwithbeaters, kombodian, sugarpaws, williaka, and eqsachs. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to all who entered.... More

Cook the Book: Salt-Seared Swordfish with Garlic and Mint

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

Whenever I travel to a new place, there are two topics I exhaustively research: restaurants and local markets. My first trip to Palermo was no exception. Our hotel was reasonably priced and well-reviewed, but most importantly it was steps away... More

Cook the Book: Mama Agata's Lemon Risotto

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

When it comes to my love for Italian food, I subscribe to the three Rs rule: ricotta, risotto, and finally the last R, which is revolving. Sometimes it stands for robiola, a bloomy rind cheese with a slightly tangy flavor;... More

Eggs in Purgatory

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 3 comments

The following recipe is from the October 21 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Eggs in Purgatory is a wonderful example of how dishes that are considered cucina povera don't... More

Cook the Book: Sicilian Ground Meat Ragu with Peas

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 6 comments

Finding the perfect ragu recipe is a journey. While the two main ingredients are tomatoes and ground meat, the background flavors and texture provided by the other ingredients are what truly make the sauce. Unlike other Italian sauces, a ragu... More

Cook the Book: Sausage Canapés

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

Like Arthur Schwartz, author of The Southern Italian Table, I grew up in a Jewish household. Schwartz was flanked by Italian neighbors in the apartment building where he grew up, exposing him at a young age to the joys of... More

Cook the Book: Baby Artichokes, Sicilian Style

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

[Flickr: podchef] Eating seasonally and locally wasn't a completely alien concept to me when I first arrived in Sicily but my first few trips to the local market drove home this concept immensely. In the tiny town where I lived,... More

Cook the Book: The Southern Italian Table

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"The notion of cucicna povera, or poor cooking, carries through Southern Italian cooking today." A few years ago, my fiancé and I went on a trip to Italy. It was no mere European vacation—we spent a year working two jobs to save enough to live in Italy for as long as possible. Finally, when we reached our desired sum, we gave our landlord notice, got rid of basically every single thing we owned, and packed our remaining belongings into two oversize backpacks that were too heavy for us to even carry. Upon arriving at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, we quickly realized that our Italian phrasebook—and the three Italian language classes that I had taken—weren't going to do us any good.... More

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