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Old 01-08-2014, 04:10 PM   #51
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Don't forget that Italian goes way beyond red sauce/gravy. Gnocchi, risotto and carpaccio, just to mention a few.
So true! Southern and Northern Italy foods are so far apart. One makes their lasagna with red gravy and the other white sauce. One eats potatoes, the other doesn't. And Sicily? All in a world of their own.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #52
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That is so sweet! How did it taste?

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I am not sure I can remember. But she never did that again. She has actually turned out to be a pretty good cook.

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Don't forget that Italian goes way beyond red sauce/gravy. Gnocchi, risotto and carpaccio, just to mention a few.
That's one of the fun things about reading through a book like The Silver Spoon - the amazing variety that is so rarely seen in most of the US.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:03 PM   #54
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If anyone is interested Amazon has "Silver Spoons" for $32.46 and are offering several used copies starting at $3.73
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Don't forget that Italian goes way beyond red sauce/gravy. Gnocchi, risotto and carpaccio, just to mention a few.
Yes, I see that. I have so much to learn! Thank you all!

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Old 01-09-2014, 09:56 AM   #56
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*huh* Her motjer must be quiet old...

Not necessarily. I read up about Lydia, and she is younger than I am. I was surprised.
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #57
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PF I don't know if you watch her show, but she came to this country as a DP (Displaced Person). The Catholic Charities brought them to this country after they fled communism in northern Italy. Throughout her series she has shared her story and shows pictures of when she was a little girl during WWII. He mother now lives with her and often appears on her show. Her son is partners with Mario Batalli and a wine expert. Her daughter studied European Art History and often appears on her show also.
They actually fled communism in Yugoslavia; that area was part of Italy during WWII but became part of Yugoslavia after the war. Also, Lidia was born in 1947, so she wasn't born yet when WWII ended.

She's 66, or will be this year, so I'm guessing her mother is probably around 86.
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Not necessarily. I read up about Lydia, and she is younger than I am. I was surprised.
I guess that depends on your definition of quite old! Lidia is 65 or 66, so her mother must be in her 80s. I consider that quite old
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The older I get, the higher the "quite old" number gets!
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:12 AM   #60
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When I tell folks I will be 75 in March I get a lot of, "Wow, you're that old?" Did they think I would stay 30 forever?
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