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Member Since: 3/26/10

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I think food is about culture and tradition so I love hearing about the background and history of a simple Italian dish and how strongly a culture feels about the way it "should" be made. I think it adds character to a dish. Also, really good cooking is all about nuances and subtle differences (otherwise we'd all be amazing cooks)! What has always amazed me about Italian cooking is the simplicity of it. But really excellent Italian cooking is the sum of excellent ingredients. A Caprese salad (only 4 simple ingredients) in America is nothing compared to a Caprese salad in Italy if the cook doesn't appreciate the importance of the quality and freshness of the individual ingredients. Thanks for the post! I find it fascinating!

Authentic Spaghetti alla Carbonara Recipes from The Kitchn
5/17/12 10:19 AM

This book looks amazing- I'm looking forward to being inspired to spruce up our 1920s brick cape! Thanks! Will pre-order now!


Sneak Peek 1: The Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces | Apartment Therapy New York
3/29/10 08:57 PM

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5 Goody Bag Toys You Can Feel Good About Giving | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/26/10 02:45 PM