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  Topic: your favorite Italian cookbook?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 32
Views: 58729

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:17 pm   Subject: your favorite Italian cookbook?
I would highly recommend the two books by Carlo Middione--the one I have, published in 1996 is called "La Vera Cucina" (written in English), and it features lesser known dishes from around Italy, with ...
  Topic: zucchini blossoms
kristinamadonia

Replies: 26
Views: 41707

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:38 pm   Subject: zucchini blossoms
Leo: thanks for the tips. Good of you to bring up aperativi and bitters too--I don't think I've ever seen/ tasted the non- alcoholic ones, but funny enough my father in law sells a very bitter "amar ...
  Topic: zucchini blossoms
kristinamadonia

Replies: 26
Views: 41707

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:42 pm   Subject: zucchini blossoms
Hi Leo,

Actually, I'm not a big beer drinker but I was surprised to find that I like Italian beer quite a bit--especially with the right food (ie: pizza, calzone, fried stuff, arancine...). I lik ...
  Topic: zucchini blossoms
kristinamadonia

Replies: 26
Views: 41707

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:00 pm   Subject: zucchini blossoms
One of my most memorable evenings in Napoli last year was walking the streets with my husband, eating a bag full of freshly battered and fried goodies, sprinkled with some good coarse salt. Included ...
  Topic: Good Side Dishes and Appetizers with Fish ?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 13
Views: 24071

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:29 pm   Subject: Thank You!
All you readers really came through for me--and in time for dinner too! Thanks so much!

I love the idea of a light orzo "salad" and grilled veggies as a side dish. Steamed veggies seem right to ...
  Topic: Good Side Dishes and Appetizers with Fish ?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 13
Views: 24071

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:01 pm   Subject: Good Side Dishes and Appetizers with Fish ?
Any suggestions for vegetables which would complement a light fish main dish? Not having much experience with fish yet, I can not easily fathom the possibilities. Roasted potatoes-- too heavy? Ligh ...
  Topic: Baby food for little foodies
kristinamadonia

Replies: 24
Views: 28523

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:46 pm   Subject: Baby food for little foodies
I'm not a mom yet, but would like to be in the near future! Like you, I aspire to make my one- day child's food, after having seen some of my aunts do it. I recall my Aunt Bessie cooking dark green ...
  Topic: Eating: What do you do while you eat?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 29
Views: 37705

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:58 pm   Subject: Eating: What do you do while you eat?
I started to pay attention to the way my meals are eaten when I got married more than a year ago. One of my greatest pleasures is sharing a tasty and comforting or surprising meal sitting across from ...
  Topic: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 25
Views: 26822

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:16 pm   Subject: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
Actually, I don't eat tofu! I stick to lentils, legumes, cheese and yogurt...

Erin--you have convinced me that trying fresh fish is probably a good idea, especially if the texture changes during f ...
  Topic: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 25
Views: 26822

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:08 pm   Subject: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
Minkey--I would like to know more about what that doctor has to say about which fish are healthiest. I had some frozen fish in the freezer and took a look at the info on the back of the bag--sole doe ...
  Topic: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 25
Views: 26822

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:52 pm   Subject: I Chickened Out--the story!
Thanks so much everyone for the advice and stories, they will be helpful to me.

I got to the restaurant on Friday night and scanned the menu for the fish dishes--what I found was nothing tame enoug ...
  Topic: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 25
Views: 26822

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:50 pm   Subject: 11- year vegetarian to cross over to dark side--Suggestions?
I have been a strict vegetarian (no poultry, fish, meat) since I was 14, but I have been reading about the benefits of fish in the diet for some years now and am admittedly curious. I think I also mi ...
  Topic: Home Made Yogurt-- Tips? Techniques?
kristinamadonia

Replies: 5
Views: 8309

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:14 pm   Subject: Home Made Yogurt-- Tips? Techniques?
I have recently started making yogurt at home, firstly because we eat a lot of it here, secondly because milk is less expensive than yogurt, thirdly because many things are better home- made, and four ...
  Topic: Calling all cake whores
kristinamadonia

Replies: 45
Views: 46936

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:30 pm   Subject: Italians Do Do Cakes!
While I apprenticed in a French Pastry kitchen for a while, and admit that the French cakes are tasty morsels, it was later on that I discovered Italians do do cakes, and can do them well.

One o ...
  Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat.
kristinamadonia

Replies: 4
Views: 11443

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:15 am   Subject: inspiring...
I myself bought the book last spring, just to see what it had to say, and also because after the cold winter, my pants were mighty snug. I loved the book and found it articulated all the things I had ...
 
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