Monthly Archives: January 2011

Balsamic Vinegar—What’s all the fuss?

I have always had an appreciation for balsamic vinegar, but it isn’t until I see the process with my own eyes that I fully realize why it is so special. Below are just a few reasons as to what’s all...
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Fantastic Food Recommendations for Columbus, OH

I’m so excited to share these fantastic food recommendations from our home town. I was surfing the internet and checking out some of the best blogs in Columbus and found Bethia Woolf. Bethia runs the following Columbus blogs (click them...
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Giorgio’s Welcome Soup

With biting eight degree temperatures and a blanket of snow, it’s the perfect time to share a bowl of steamy soup. As we mentioned before, we are welcomed to the Rampon family household with homemade egg and pasta soup. It...
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Giorgio’s Seafood Spaghetti

Giorgio treats us to a gourmet feast nearly every night we stay with the Rampon family. Tonight is seafood spaghetti. He begins by cleaning and preparing octopus and squid. Once the seafood is prepped, Giorgio throws chopped parsley, sliced garlic...
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The Rampons: Staying with a Chef’s family outside Modena

Troy and I hit the jackpot when we find the Rampon family outside of Modena, Italy (in a town called Carpi known for its fashion). We find Alessandra Rampon through Cough Surfing of all places and have an instant connection...
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How to Make Tagliatelle Pasta

Tagliatelle is homemade pasta made easy (or easier at least). This pasta is classic in the Emilia-Romagna region and is often topped with Bolognese or butter and truffles. It looks like thick, long ribbons and holds sauce well. The Rampon...
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Making Cappelletti—Part III

It’s time to finish our cappelletti. Making Cappelletti—Part I covers the Rampon family’s savory filling. Part II shows how to make, fill and shape cappelletti pasta and Part III finishes the process with a recipe for the broth (or brodo...
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Making Cappelletti—Part II

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a nice holiday. Back to our Cappelletti fest. Begin with an Italian pasta dough recipe made with eggs and flour. You can find this on our recipe tab. Step 1: Make the...
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