Meat Recipes

Arancini Di Riso by Lauren

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Ara what? Riso, who? My thoughts exactly.  I don’t know.  I’d never heard  of it before either.  That is until my friend Dita from Salotto Rosso, the pop up wine bar queen of Amsterdam, invited me to one of her Italian cooking classes.  It all started over pitchers of Pimm’s.  It’s like a British Sangria.  [...]

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Pork Fest 2012, by Lauren

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Pork, its the other white meat?  Right?  Not sure if that statement still rings true, but for some reason I’ve been eating a lot of it lately. I’m going to blame this on the Slow Cooker.  Basically I’m still addicted to the pot and in addition to great soups and stews, this thing makes some [...]

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Addicted to the Pot, by Lauren

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Get your heads out of the gutter people, I’m talking about The Crock Pot!  It was a very merry christmas to me with a brand new shiny crock pot from my main man.  I used to have a crock pot when I lived in SF, but ever since moving to his tiny apartment in Amsterdam [...]

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I’m having an Italian Bambino by Lauren

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I’m having a baby. An Italian baby. It’s about 7 lbs 5 oz and I’m carrying it around like a spare tire. I clasp onto my mid-section and am amazed with the chunky flesh that fills my hands. This is one large food baby. It’s being born from two weeks of Italian food consumption. Pizza, [...]

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Bring your Sunday Best by Lauren

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The challenge (even though I choose the theme) of bringing my Sunday Best stumped me. Up until the day before the Ghetto-gether event. (And if you don’t know about the Ghetto-gethers, click HERE) I really didn’t know what to make. In America Sunday is all about Brunch, but to be honest, I’m not even that [...]

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Eatin’ my way across the U.S. of A by Lauren

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I too, like Hilary, take on a “when in Rome” attitude with food associated by location.  And no more so then when I am back in the states. I was in the US for a month for work. Spending time in Los Angeles, their attitude is more toward the healthy living, healthy food. It’s easy [...]

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The Ugly Dumpling by Lauren

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Sometimes I think I’m a better cook than I actually am.  Since I’m totally self-taught, I really only cook by recipes.  I’m really good at following directions which make me  a good executioner but I don’t have the vision that most chefs have, the instinctual playfulness of pairing ingredients together that creates a spectacular flavor [...]

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