Buon’Domenica!
It means Happy Sunday and in Umbria, you start wishing people a Buon’Domenica on Saturday when you go grocery shopping. There are only two of us in the house, at the moment, so a roast pigeon will do fine.

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You have to wonder: if meatloaf is chic again, and fried chicken is the rage, then can Shepherd pie be far behind on the 50’s Classic Comfort Revival Plan? My friend Deborah recently invited us over for Shepherd pie, and it was the first time I’d thought about the dish, well since I contemplated leaving…

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  A simple spaghetti puttanesca, or as it could be translated from Italian:“ slut’s spaghetti” is a combination of homey ingredients that results in pure alchemy. Combine tomatoes, olives, capers, some anchovies, garlic, oregano and these rustic ingredients turn into soothing, comforting, delicious goodness.  Why name something so purely wonderful after a whore? As with…

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  ‘Tis the season for funghi and salsiccia (mushrooms and sausage), they just taste right this time of year as the fog sticks around longer, the night comes quicker, the smell of wood smoke fills the air, and I wonder where on earth did I put my gloves. We’ve already been wearing thick neck scarves…

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