Tag Archives: Italian

Tuscan Tomato, Leek and Bread Soup  

A hearty meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes I have to confess I really didn’t know as much as I thought I did about Italian cuisine until I went to cooking school in Tuscany. It’s a time I think … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Vegetable Bake

As you can imagine, my taste testers get quite the workout during Farmers’ Feast weeks. Day after day, they wait patiently for their first bites of new dishes inspired by seasonal, local foods from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Their opinions … Continue reading

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Fabulous Focaccia

Over the last fifteen to twenty years, we North Americans have become a lot more bread savvy. I think this stems partially from the notion that if one is going to eat bread, it has to be really good bread. … Continue reading

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The Flying Banzini prepares to take off – a new resto sneak peek

There’s been a bit of a buzz in the air in my Ottawa neighbourhood over the past few months as extensive renovations have transformed the former Collected Works bookstore on Wellington West into a restaurant. As The Flying Banzini has … Continue reading

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