Tag: artichokes

Two Sundays without you (part I)

“I shall always think of you and feel about you the way it was that Fourth of July day three years ago when you met me at the boat, and we went out on the cafe on the river and had a drink and later went on top of the tall building, and all the […]

Napoléon’s chicken

1800 It is the 14th of June. We are in Marengo, Italy. A man named Dunand, a chef, is having a tough day. He’s been trusted with the task of cooking something good for his boss but on this day all the supplies are far away and he has to improvise. A Frenchman, used to […]

Artichoke love

I think I’m in love with artichokes. I love to eat them, I love to look at them, I even love to think about them. They are just so beautiful and delicious tasting. Sometimes I put them in a vase, they are as beautiful as any flower. I can’t get enough of these shades of […]

Jewish style Artichokes (carciofi alla Giudia)

I am a huge artichokes fan, and this dish is one of my favourite of all times. I discovered this specialty in Rome, in a restaurant called ‘Piperno’ located in the old Roman quarter (also known as the Jewish quarter in Rome). I have such fond memories of this place, with the green walls, elegant […]


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