Tag Archives: Seafood

Bouillabaisse Marseillaise and Pink Flamingos

It seemed like a reasonable idea. We would drive to Marseille, try the famous Marseillaise bouillabaisse for lunch, and then on the way back stop in the Camargue, France’s wetlands west of Marseille, for a little post lunch hike. I … Continue reading

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SF’s The Slanted Door – Hip or Hype?

  For a professional taste of cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab we went to SF’s The Slanted Door, a contemporary space in the Ferry Building with views of the bay. This version, although light on crab, had a toasted sesame … Continue reading

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Cellophane Noodles with Crab – Just What Are Cellophane Noodles?

I learned something today. Rice noodles are most definitely not cellophane noodles. It wasn’t until my third try at this recipe that I finally figured out I was using the wrong noodle, and it makes a difference, a big difference.  … Continue reading

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Roman Catacombs

The day I had been waiting for had finally arrived. We would see the catacombs I had heard so much about. Images of cavernous tunnels filled with remnants of painted white tombs decorated with cheerful frescoes of birds, flower motifs … Continue reading

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Yum, Squid Ink!

What is it about squid ink that makes such a yummy sauce? The flavor is subtle and unique without being fishy, and the color, jet black, adds a visual richness to the sauce. Ever since I first tried squid ink … Continue reading

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Baccalà alla Messinese

Baccalà and stocco (also called stoccafisso – stickfish) are two types of dried preserved cod, baccalà being salted and stocco just dried. While they are used in traditional Italian and Spanish dishes, baccalà in Italian and bacalao in Spanish, the … Continue reading

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Sicilian Stuffed Calamari

Let’s talk calamari. A great protein, firm texture, not too fishy, and healthy – that is if you don’t deep fry it. It is relatively easy to find and not expensive. Here it is stuffed with bread crumbs flavored with … Continue reading

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