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FRESH GINGER Fresh ginger is a delicious addition to sweet and savory dishes as well as a great addition to water, lemonade, and tea. It’s unique sweet/pungent/citrus flavor is commonly associated with Asian cuisines, but it is delicious in desserts as well (candied ginger is an especially delicious treat!). Dried ginger can be substituted, but [...]

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Welcome to The Fresh 20 Recipe Diary!   This week’s recipe: SPRING VEGETABLE PANZANELLA SALAD ORIGINS: A summertime staple in Tuscany, the panzanella salad was originally a humble dish designed to use up the stale bread and abundant tomatoes farmers had on hand. Bread was soaked in water to soften it and then mixed with tomatoes, [...]

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Welcome to The Fresh 20 Recipe Diary! This week’s recipe: WEDDING SOUP ORIGINS:  Surprisingly, Wedding Soup isn’t actually a soup served at weddings - its name originates from a mispronunciation! In Italian, the soup is known as Minestra Maritata; Minestra meaning ‘soup’ and Maritata meaning ‘marriage’ – but not that kind of marriage. It refers [...]

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Welcome to The Fresh 20 Recipe Diary! This week’s recipe: MUSHROOM CAPRESE ORIGINS: The caprese salad, increasingly found on American menus, originated in the Capri region of Italy. It is a beautifully simple salad designed to celebrate its fresh, ripe ingredients; tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and olive oil. Coincidentally, the finished salad represents the colors [...]

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Welcome to The Fresh 20 Recipe Diary! This week’s recipe: HALIBUT CIOPPINO ORIGINS: Cioppino is a traditional Italian fish stew made famous in the U.S. in the San Francisco Bay Area where restaurants have been serving fresh fish and shellfish in a rich, delicious tomato broth for decades. No Cioppino is complete without warm crusty [...]

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