New study supports what we’ve always shared on the North End Market Tour

When is the last time you remember a scientific study being cut short because the results were so clear it would have been unethical to continue the research? That’s exactly what happened with a recent large-scale, randomized trial in Spain. Dr. Ramon Estuch, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona decided to find out whether a Mediterranean diet could,…

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Pet Peeves- Resolutions in Disguise

Happy New Year everyone! While the rest of you have been busy putting together your New Year’s resolutions, I have been putting together a different sort of list:  a list of my Italian restaurant pet peeves. After all, pet peeves are just resolutions in disguise….

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Buddha’s Hand Citron

One of the oldest members of the citrus family, this large lemon like fruit is segmented into finger like sections. Although it has the fragrance of a lemon it has no juicy pulp beneath its rind.

It is grown for its fragrant rind and non bitter pulp. The origin of Buddha’s hand plant is traced back to Northern India and China….

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Persimmons, my favorite fall fruit.

My most favorite fall fruit is the persimmon. One of the most stunning sites while traveling in Italy in the fall is to see a persimmon tree which has lost all of its leaves while the glossy red-orange fruit hangs on to the branches long into winter….

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Dandelions – a sign of spring!

Yes, dandelions came into the market today – a sure sign of Spring.

I couldn’t  wait to get them home to enjoy as a salad after dinner. There are many ways to enjoy this spring treat. Tonight I rinsed them very well and simply dressed them with a warm,…

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