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Snapshots from Italy: Seeing Red at the Market

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 4 comments

The markets of Rome are always ablaze with color, but as the weather gets warmer and the variety of produce grows, the vivid hues have intensified. This past Saturday at the Campo deā€™Fiori was a riot of spring colors, but it was the reds that leapt out and grabbed my attention. More

Snapshots From Italy: Hammer Your Spears

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 23 comments

Italians have an undeserved reputation for hammering vegetables to a fault, an accusation most often leveled at us by the" tender-crisp" camp. While I agree that cooking vegetables to the point of disintegration can be yucky, I think undercooked veggies... More

Snapshots from Italy: Roman Easter Soup

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 4 comments

Eggs are essential ingredients in Italian Easter celebrations, playing a role that extends beyond the huge, elaborately decorated chocolate eggs that decorate every shop window in the weeks before the holiday. Romans are likely to enjoy a light first course of Brodetto Pasquale at their Easter table, the local version of a soup that features eggs as well as lamb, another iconic Easter food. More

Snapshots from Italy: Tagliatelle with Artichokes, Leeks, and Lemon

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 11 comments

Spring vegetables arrive shockingly early in Rome to the eyes of this American. As the availability of puntarelle has waned, artichokes have burst onto the scene as the first harbingers of primavera. More

Snapshots from Italy: Pasta e Fagioli with 'Nduja

Serious Eats Gina DePalma 4 comments

I went on a little shopping spree at the Mercato Rionale in Prati last week. The covered market is a beautiful example of the graceful, Liberty-style architecture found in this Roman neighborhood, not far from the Vatican. Inside, the aisles... More

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