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Recreating Restaurant Takeaway –Just Got Easier

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7 March 2013 What a fantastic and useful idea for all of you that consider yourself a creative home chef like myself. The New York Times Dining section has started a new online feature (as of yesterday) call Restaurant Takeaway by Melissa Clark (one of our faves). “Is there a restaurant dish that haunts you? Something that makes your mouth water and your stomach growl whenever you start to describe…

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Ciao Campiello

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1 March 2013 Whew– it’s finally March. Anyone heading to Naples FL? If I can pull myself away from projects and super charge my workout schedule, we may be heading that way. It’s Lazio menu time at Campiello. Lazio is the central region of Italy with Rome as it’s capital–we were just in Rome this past January, we love Naples and love Campiello–are you getting this? The stars are aligning.…

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Truffles on Via de Tornabuoni

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High-end shopping on the Via de Tornabuoni is a must when in Florence. While strolling down this amazing promenade on a beautiful sunny day, we stopped in this beyond quaint deli for a glass of vino and a piccolo truffle panino or two. Here we nibbled and sipped amongst local Florentines and their well behaved– (well to be honest the two were puppies-in-training) Florentini cafe cani. “The Procacci Company was…

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Delizioso Desinare

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13 January 2013 Last night we ventured out into the rain and twisting Florence streets to find a restaurant referred to us by a Florentine friend of Brad’s. Well, we found it and it was closed until further notice. So, we stumbled upon a warm, somewhat crowded trattoria Osteria Caffe Italiano. It was kismet indeed. We were seated in a wonderfully rustic dining room with the friendliest service. We shared…

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Amo Armondo

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12 January 2013 There has to be an Italian song professing the love for Armando. If not there should be. Ah, yes we dined at Armando’s one of our last nights in Rome and it was celestiale. Maybe because the location was heavenly– it’s just right around the corner from the Pantheon and Piazza della Rotonda and just seeing the Pantheon lit at night is solely a starry-like experience. But…

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