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CARCIOFI ALLA ROMANA

ROMAN ARTICHOKES

11 April 2016


 

Angelo Valiani, an innovative cook who lived at the end of the nineteenth century, was known for his delicious carciofini sott'olio (artichoke in oil) that he sold at train stations in Rome and other towns. He was so proud of his artichoke dish that he wanted to name his newborn son Carciofino. However, his priest refused to baptize the boy with such a bizarre name. But Valiani persisted; he argued that if Pope Leo XIII (Leone - lion) could be inspired by ...
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FRITTATA CON CAVOLO NERO E PATATE DOLCE

16 February 2016
 Kale and sweet potatoes frittata




The temperature is dropping, garden leaves have fallen and the days are sadly getting shorter. But my vegetable garden still grows a great winter crop!


One of our favorite winter vegetables is kale - black Tuscan kale - Cavolo Nero.  With its typical long, dark green, almost black leaves, cavolo nero was first believed to be grown in Tuscany in 600BC. It has a delicious and rich taste, ...
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21 January 2015

Welcome to our new website and blog!

04 January 2015


We are excited to introduce you to our new website and blog and delighted to share with you our little piece of heaven, right here on Earth! Our blog is all about local seasonal Italian feasts, great recipes, organic kitchen gardening, food festivals, food markets, culinary trips in Tuscany, Umbria and beyond. We hope to give you a glimpse of what is happening at Le Contesse and a taste for bringing it into your own life!

In our blog and website, you can ...
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