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The Art of the Aperitivo

Memorie di Angelina is a food blog, of course, but in Italian culinary tradition you cannot separate food from drink. While Italians are not heavy drinkers as a rule, it is also true that, traditionally speaking at least, a meal is not a meal without a glass or two of wine. Spirits also play a […]

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Quick Note: Frullati di frutta (Fruit Smoothies)

  This one is so simple you might wonder why I am even posting about it. It’s what some of my fellow bloggers might call a ‘non-recipe’.  And yet, the frullato is so essential to the Italian summertime food culture that it would be malpractice not to mention it. And besides, it’s delightful.     A […]

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Frank’s Hot Chocolate

Is there anything quite so comforting, after a chilly day’s outing, as a cup of hot chocolate? It almost makes me look forward to the cold weather. But, if you ask me, most hot chocolate you can find commercially, either entirely pre-made or from a mix, is either too thin or too bland or too […]

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Quick Note: Caffè Shakerato

I had my first caffè shakerato on the beach at Rimini way back sometime in the mid-90s. The black richness of espresso served cold and frothy was a relevation, and I was instantly hooked. It is by far my favorite way to drink iced coffee. The recipe is incredibly simple: fill a cocktail shaker halfway […]

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