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  • A Spanakorizo Recipe: Easy, Fast, Delicious

    Spanakorizo

    Tyler

    Spanakorizo (Σπανακόρυζο)! Yesterday ate a lot of meat. (It felt like a whole pig. I mean, it obviously it wasn’t, but I was boared with other meats 🙂 – oh yeah, I just did make that joke). Any day is a good day when you start with bacon! Regardless of how much I ate, I decided to change-up my diet for today. What a better way to do that than with a dish that uses no meat at all! But that’s plenty about me, let’s talk about spanakorizo. Spanakorizo You’re about to find out just how easy spanakorizo is to make! Whether you’re vegetarian or like…

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  • Make Fettuccine Alfredo

    Fettuccine Alfredo

    Tyler

    Ok, I know what your thinking. I mean, why would an Italian foodie say anything about a dish that isn’t truly Italian? Well, before I say anything at all I really need to type something up (forgive me for this little rant, but I feel fully justified in what I’m about to say). Fettucine Alfredo is an incredibly difficult dish to find in Italy. During the two years I lived in Italy, I couldn’t find a single Italian that had eaten the dish outside of the United States. Fettuccine Alfredo is about as common as spaghetti and meatballs (mind blown). As an…

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  • Carbonara - Step 4 - Final Product 2

    Classic (Sicilian) Carbonara

    Tyler

    I woke up this morning feeling like bacon. Suffice it to say I was extremely disappointed when I opened my fridge. So, I came up with another plan. This afternoon I ran to the store and bought some. I came back and in minutes whipped together this delicious carbonara. Let me quickly pause here to say that this is Sicilian not the original Laziale (someone from Lazio). In Sicily, you’ll find cream. The original carbonara [up in Lazio] does not include cream. Many Italians have told me that adding cream is an abomination, but then every Italian who said that came…

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