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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – risotto with radicchio, sultanas and pine nuts, (and tall tales)

I was probably the worst tour guide in Venice, and that’s saying something.

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The Wednesday Tipple – Bellinis for when you’re lost in Venice (literally or figuratively)

I was lost. On my way home from the market in Venice with my string bag full of purple radicchio, fresh walnuts, a bag of Arborio rice and a wedge of Parmesan wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. … Continue reading

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The Monday Treat – Tiramisu Ice Cream

The woman leaned over to our table conspiratorially as a giant glass bowl of ice cream was delivered for her and her husband. “The ice cream here is the best in the world, she said. Are you going to try … Continue reading

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This dinner will get you laid – The ghosts of boyfriends past flee at the sight of autumn risotto with butternut squash and Madeira soaked golden sultanas

Browsing for Halloween costumes in Ricky’s, Adam and I discussed what we would be this year. I was thinking some kind of generic mourner, since I have black lace gloves and a hat with a veil already. Adam was considering … Continue reading

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Penne with artichokes and lemon

Are artichokes really sophisticated, or do they just seem so to me, since I ate my first one sitting by a canal in Venice when I was well into my twenties? The lemony freshness and the soft juicy texture took … Continue reading

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