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Cappelletti in Brodo Toscano

Cappelletti in Brodo Toscano The word cappelletto means “little hat,” which is what this pasta should resemble. They are traditionally served in broth, as are the more infamous “tortellini”. This is the traditional filling we use at La Cucina al Focolare. Nothing is more satisfying than a bowl of “tortellini …

Dear Aunt Sarah

Ida Sarah Burroughs 10/30/1914 – 11/15/2016 This picture brings tears to my eyes, even though it was taken 4 years ago, I call this picture dried apple Sarah. Sarah lived four more years after this shot and lived to be 102. Not unwell. Never unwell. None of us can remember a …

Recipe: Omar Sharif Cocktail

Preserved lemons, seductive spices, tantalizing tagines, oranges in orange blossom water, and a close-to-the-lips encounter with ‘Omar Sharif’. That is what Moroccan dreams are made of… While you await the departure of your flight to Marrakech, sip on this elegant cocktail wherever you are!

Vegan (It’s easier than you think) Holiday Recipes For The Reluctant Host

Every holiday I brace myself for the restricted eater. How many will I have? What will be the diet d’jour this year? Guests not eating this or that can often be a drag for the holiday host. Is your dairy-free, egg-free, eggnog cup half full or half empty? Get over it. Take a deep breath and improvise. Vegans need love too. Make enough to share with the rest of the table or present your privileged guests with something real, thought out and special. In some countries, the guest is god. Treat all guests alike.