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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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Welcome to The Fresh 20 Recipe Diary! This week’s recipe: CITRUS SHRIMP ORIGINS: Citrus and seafood have long been favored companions. The fresh sharpness of lemons and limes is the perfect counterpoint to the dense richness of seafood such as shrimp, lobster and crab. The popular coastal dish of ceviche even uses citrus juice to [...]

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