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Rocca Tampa: Exceptional Contemporary Italian Cuisine and Table Side Fresh Mozzarella Caprese Salad Showstopper in Tampa, Florida

  Heirloom Caprese Salad “The Mozzarella Cart” at Rocca, finished product.   Okay, let’s just clear this up right away. I’ve spent about two years of my life in Italy. I have visited numerous Caseifici or farms where fresh mozzarella, … Continue reading

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Gamberetti e Capellini (Shrimp and Pasta) By Chef Ray Arpke (Euphemia Haye, Longboat Key, Florida)

  Gamberetti e Capellini Serves 4 Recipe courtesy of Chef Ray Aparke, Euphemia Haye White Wine, Garlic & Basil Sauce: 1 quart dry white wine 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely sliced as a chiffonade 1 cup fish stock 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Pasta “Frutti di Mare” with Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, and Squid

    Frutti di Mare (Fruits of the Sea) is a favorite, and there are any number of variations you will find along the Italian coast and islands. This is a great rendition, you can add or subtract any fresh … Continue reading

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Fettuccine con Pollo alla Padella (Pasta with Chicken in the Pan or Skillet) from La Grotta Ristorante in Atlanta, GA

  La Grotta has been the #1 Italian restaurant in Atlanta since 1978, and is one of the 100 excellent restaurants featured in my first book, “The Restaurant Diet, How to Eat Out Every Night and Still Lose Weight.” It … Continue reading

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Rigatoni Montanaro (With Mushrooms, Sausage, Tomato, Cognac, and Cream) from Tramonti in Delray Beach, Florida

Photo by Fred Bollaci Tramonti’s Rigatoni Montanaro This is a favorite pasta dish from Tramonti, a wonderful Italian (Neapolitan) restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. It is one of 100 top restaurants featured in my first book, “The … Continue reading

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