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Giuliano Bugialli

05 May 2019 - 04:18 PM

A seminal Italian writer and teacher of Italian cooking, born in Florence 88 years ago.


I've learned much from my near 40 year-old copy of The Fine Art of Italian Cooking.


Giuliano Bugialli (boo-JYA-lee) was born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Florence. Though he extolled the virtues of traditional recipes lovingly prepared, it was not because his mother, Clara Bugialli, logged a lot of time laboring over a stove. She was a fashion reporter.

“She was one of the first liberated women,” he said. “She hated the kitchen.” (The dedication to his first book reads: “To my mother. Who was the worst cook in the family. But the best everything else.”)



OBIT. and RIP.

John Havlicek

26 April 2019 - 11:53 AM

One of the greats in NBA history. Annoyingly so, to an old Knicks' fan.


Check out those career stats.



Salty - Bittman's New Food Mag at Medium

19 March 2019 - 11:07 AM

So Mark Bittman is back (did he ever really go away?).


With a publication called Salty. For the online platform and publsiher  subscription service called Medium.


As the Times writes:



Salty, which is making its debut on Tuesday, will comprise recipes, stories related to food and more.

“There’s a large part of me that wants people to be interested in food agriculture, or policy, or kids, or immigrants, or race,” Mr. Bittman said.

There will be no articles on restaurant openings, think pieces on super foods or profiles of celebrity chefs, he added. Some of the stories he has lined up go into racism in restaurants, how to buy an egg and how your relationship to food changes when you become a parent.

“We’re doing practical stories that will help people see food in a way they haven’t seen it before,” Mr. Bittman said.


I, for one, can't wait to find out how to buy a fucking egg. If anyone knows, then as Gwyneth once said, Bitty does.


PSSSSt - here's a hint - use the Julian date!

Tomatoes in Winter

16 March 2019 - 12:21 PM

Check this out...




Found at my local crappy grocery store (Fine Fare, for those who know/care), these tomatoes actually look, smell and taste very good, for having been purchased in mid-March.


Now, I don't know if I'll be able to find them again, and this was the first time I'd ever seen them, but quite a nice treat.


Together they weighed at least a pound, and they were $1.99.

Francesco Cali

14 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

The "reputed" crime boss of the Gambino family. 


On Staten Island.


Interestingly, Rich is out of the country.


And last week, Carmine Persico, the "reputed" boss of the Colombo family. 


As Clemenza said, and I'm paraphrasing, we need this every 5, 10 years - cleans up the bad blood.