Yes, Margo, Meals in our House are Special and Always Family-Oriented

I received an email from Margo Ervin, who had been given my cookbook as a gift. She conveyed the following: “Your cookbook gives me the feeling that meals in your household are special and very family-oriented — something I would like to create in my own home.” Her comment made me reflective as this is the …

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Ribollita – Tuscan Minestrone – The Perfect Cold Weather Soup

Last fall, while visiting Tuscany, I noticed “ribollita” appeared on the menus of every restaurant or café we visited. In getting help translating menus, we found this dish is also called minestra di pane (bread soup) or zuppa di magro (lean soup). Now, I had not heard of “ribollita” before this trip. Curious, I just …

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