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The Daddoni Movement

January 6, 2019
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Maybe you’ve heard of the Italian word “Mammoni,” which means “Mamma’s boy” in Italy. It refers to men in their twenties and thirties who live at home with their parents and are lavishly tended to…

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Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Panettone

December 27, 2018
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I know I’m going to get some pushback on this from Chocolate Babka fanatics, and they make a strong argument, but for me the pinnacle of Western Civilization is Panettone. Specifically, Panettone with Chocolate Chip…

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MORE Family History!

May 27, 2017
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It is important to know our roots, to understand how we became the people we are. Compared to my ancestors, I’m normal. Popular belief holds that spaghetti was discovered by Marco Polo during his travels…

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Macedonian Pizza and the Cumberland Pike Road

May 25, 2017
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Macedonian Entree PASTRMAJLIJA (Macedonian Pizza) INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds pork chops, center cut or lamb ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon pepper 1½ cups flour (4 tablespoons more later) ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar ½…

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Dessert Coffee and Italian Democracy

May 23, 2017
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Italian Dessert AFFOGATO INGREDIENTS 2 cups hot espresso or hot and very strong coffee* 2 scoops vanilla ice cream* * = There’s only two ingredients here. Higher quality ingredients will show up more than in…

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My Suggested Additions for Immigration Bans

February 1, 2017
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With all the turmoil over the Trump Muslim Ban, I thought it would be nice to offer advice to the great one about other countries that might pose a risk to the US. Come on,…

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Fried Green Tomatoes and In A Gadda Da Vida

August 21, 2016
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Fried Green Tomatoes and In A Gadda Da Vida

American Appetizer FRIED GREEN TOMATOES With Dipping Sauce INGREDIENTS – DIPPING SAUCE 2 stalks green onions ⅔ cup Dijon mustard ½ cup mayonnaise ⅓ cup sour cream 1 teaspoon white pepper INGREDIENTS – TOMATOES 4…

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An American Tourist’s Guide to Vacationing in Italy

August 1, 2016
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People often ask me, “Tim, how do you know so much about other countries?” It’s true. I consider myself an authority on world geography. For example, did you know that Africa is not actually a…

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The Chicken Prosciutto Sandwich and How it Defeated Napoleon

July 22, 2015
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The Chicken Prosciutto Sandwich and How it Defeated Napoleon

Fusion Entree CHICKEN PROSCIUTTO SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts 1 cup aioli sauce 6 ounces mozzarella 1 Roma tomato 4 sesame-seed hamburger buns 1 cup bread crumbs 8 slices proscuitto 4 lettuce leaves no-stick spray…

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Portuguese Fish Sauce and the Funnest Festivals in Europe

January 16, 2015
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Portuguese Fish Sauce and the Funnest Festivals in Europe

Portuguese Appetizer FISH SAUCE (molho cru) INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves 6 tablespoons fresh parsley 1 onion 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers ½ teaspoon pepper 1 package saffron ⅓ cup cold water…

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