TIP OF THE DAY: Olive Oil Polenta Cake

We have advocated olive oil cake before. But this is a variation with polenta (cornmeal) instead of white flour. Olive oil cake is a standard in some parts of Italy, substituting olive oil for butter as the fat. So is polenta cake, with a hearty crumb. Both are rustic, uniced cakes. When we first tried…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Think Inside The Sub

Diane is a personal favorite, filled with radicchio, grilled onions, roasted tomato, roasted zucchini, goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Photo courtesy City Sandwich | NYC.   We recently wandered into City Sandwich, a New York City sub shop with a different perspective: top-quality ingredients sandwiched without any mayonnaise or fatty sauces. Chef Michael…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #2 ~ Cookbook From Patsy’s Italian Restaurant

Make the delicious recipes from Patsy’s Italian restaurant at home. Only one New York City restaurant can claim to be Frank Sinatra’s favorite: Patsy’s Italian restaurant on West 56th Street, featuring Neapolitan cuisine. Five lucky winners will win the cookbook from the restaurant, to cook the cuisine that Sinatra loved. Patsy’s Cookbook: Classic Italian Recipes…
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