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  I’m not one to eat something just because it has nutritional and health benefits – if it doesn’t taste good, I won’t eat it (unless someone comes up with a food GUARANTEED for instant weight loss or the fountain of youth, in which case all bets are off and I’ll try anything). Ancient grains […]

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Farro Salad with Kale, Radishes and Toasted Walnuts

Farro Salad

Russian Salad is a very well known dish in Italy and was invented in the 1860’s by Lucien Olivier, a Moscow restaurateur of French origin.  Over time it has undergone many changes – it was known as Genovese Salad, and was considered one of the main dishes of Ligurian aristocratic gala dinners. And Italians have changed […]

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Russian Salad (Insalata Russa)

Russian Salad

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