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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pomodori e Vino ~ Artichokes

We are out of the Variety meats section of Pomodori e Vino. I don't know how many of you actually looked... but the posts on sweetbreads, kidney's and calf brains were awesome (in a personally disgusting way) Marcella's comments really showed her Italian passion for food! I count myself lucky that all I had to cook was the Cotechino Sausage with lentils.

Now we have moved on to vegetables... What's not to like?

My recipe was for artichokes with leeks. The biggest problem for me was the quality of the artichokes in the market. Not like the beautiful artichokes growing in the garden in Montisi.

The recipe itself was simple... cook the artichokes and leeks until tender, adjust for salt and pepper and serve. When adjusting for salt and pepper... I am loving the phrase used by David Rocco in his recipes., 'Quanto Basta' ~as much as you need.
What a beautiful thought during this holiday season. Quanto Basta! No more, no less. Only as much as you need.

In cooking and in life.
Blessed Holidays to each and every one of you.

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Ciao Y'all,


Anonymous said...

You made NOTHING in the variety meat section - that sausage was pork! LOL The rest of us suffered and suffered dearly.

That is my favourite Rocco phrase too - so Italian!

Your finished result looks great! Imagine what it would have been like with fresh artichokes? MMMM

Enjoy the snow.

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

I looove artichokes and leeks - sounds delicious! Hope you had a wonderful holiday - Cheers:)

Pearl Maple said...

Fresh artichokes are a delight, thanks for sharing your creative inspiration all year long.

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