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Review: Frankies 457 Organic DOP Valli Trapanesi, Sicilia 2009 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Review: Frankies 457 Organic DOP Valli Trapanesi, Sicilia 2009 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

(photo: the beautiful, 1 liter, tin housing Frankies Sicilian olive oil and a salad of tomatoes, red onion, and basil)  Amongst southern Italians there’s a deep rivalry between Calabrians and Sicilians.  If you travel to Calabria’s old capital Reggio Calabria, you’ll see many Sicilian influences from the regional dialect to arancini and the breakfast delicacy brioce (a type of sweet bread that is served with [...]

Why It’s Impossible to Cook Italian Food in America and the Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual

Why It’s Impossible to Cook Italian Food in America and the Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual

(photo: street scene in Bagnara Calabra, courtesy of myworldshots.com ) I’m going to make a statement that may upset serious cooks, but here goes: It’s almost impossible to cook foods from other places in the world outside of their place of origin.  I’m not stating an absolute truth because you can get pretty damn close to replicating a pizza from [...]