Posts in spring
Strawberry risotto

"Come over for dinner and I'll cook for you", he says excitedly. Not knowing what to expect, we accept the offer and pencil a date and time into our calendar. Since I typically (and happily) cook for others, it gives me a thrill when someone else wants to do the same for me.

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Sweet potato gnocchi

I'd like to stress the importance of a good cooking technique, if you're hoping to get pillowy soft, melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi. In Artusi's cookbook from 1891, La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene, he recounts the story of a woman who, upon stirring her gnocchi in the boiling water...

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Maritozzi (Italian Easter bread)

Maritozzi (Italian sweet buns) will eternally remind me of spring. Studded with raisins and candied citrus peel, maritozzi are just sweet enough to brighten the day, and are the perfect accompaniment to a short, bitter espresso.

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