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November 27, 2018


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Debra Eliotseats

I like that you delved into your own cooking gene for inspiration. Thanks for hosting!

Lynda Hardy

This looks delicious and so interesting how you tied in foods from your region to those of the American south. As a leek fan, I can't wait to try this!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Lynda. Glad to read you are also a leek fan :)


The book was an interesting, get out of your rut, selection. Those we wouldn't ordinarily read. As was this Candystick Dessert Delicata squash. I will be on the look out for that, though have my doubts it will make an appearance here. But you never know! Sounds delicious.

Simona Carini

Glad you found the selection interesting, Claudia. It was certainly a different read. I hope you can find some Candystick Dessert Delicata and if not maybe you can tell a farmer about it: it's so good! It's hard to go back to "regular" delicata now :)

Delaware Girl Eats

Thanks for selecting this book Simona. I enjoyed the food history that went along with his personal journey. Almost any kind of squash gets my attention and my grandmother often prepared a dish that paired squash with beans as you did, tending toward the winter squashes and zucchini. Thanks for hosting!

Wendy Klik

Thank you for sharing a part of your own upbringing along with this recipe.

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Cathy. Beans are so versatile and there are so many varieties of them. A bit like with apples, a handful have become "standard" but there is a richness of traditions out there and I like to continue them.

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Wendy :)

Frank | Memorie di Angelina

Interesting to hear that you didn't care for squash as a child? Wow, I loved it and love it still, at least when I can find a good squash that takes of squash. Not an easy thing these days, although I have enjoyed the delicata. Fagiolina is new to me--will have to be on the look out for it.

Simona Carini

Thank you so much for your comment, Frank, which made me realize my sentence about squash was not clear: as with leeks, my mother didn't cook it and it was also not a strong presence around me. The full story is that the first time I saw a zucca in a vegetable garden, I was told that it was for the pig, so there was a kind of conspiracy against my appreciation of it. Fortunately, all that has changed. You may be able to find fagiolina online and it you go to Italy. There are so many "old" legumes that went almost extinct and now fortunately are being rediscovered.

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