We have Julia Child to thank for making beef Wellington popular. The dish was aired in 1965 on a New Year’s day broadcast. I have eaten it maybe two or three times during my adult life; I enjoyed it but sometimes the meat was overcooked and when buying in a restauarnt, it isn’t cheap. It was always considered a posh dish to serve your guests. Continue Reading →
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I am the first to admit that we don’t enough fish (mea culpa). The Mayo Clinic recommends two servings a week. Some weeks we eat that and some weeks we don’t…especially when we’re on a vegetarian kick or the carnivore in me takes over. The fish balance is a thin line for me. I need a craving for fish otherwise it just isn’t going to make it to the table. We have been watching a mini series, Italy Unpacked, with art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli. The series focuses on different regions of Italy where they both share their knowledge of Italy’s culture and cuisine. The episode featuring Sicily caught my attention. Continue Reading →
I really try to incorporate fish into our diet (read: lay off the meat for a while). Sometimes that can be a challenge for me as my childhood memories of fish and tiny bones play havoc with my mind. I can’t tell you how many times I choked on fish bones! Yuck! The only way I’ll eat fish is if it’s been filleted and even then I’m checking to make sure none were left behind. Haddock is a family favorite and is perfect in this recipe. I like to buy my fish from our local fishmonger, Afishionado. Continue Reading →
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