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October 12 2008 Italian Food Newsletter


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Italian Tri Tip Recipe
Tri tip is a tasty piece of beef, perfect for grilling Italian style.

Tomato, Caper and Gorgonzola Salad Recipe
Enjoy this beautiful salad as an antipasto!

The most common recipe request I receive is for zeppole. Often recipe seekers do not know the proper name because of family slang or regional differences. Here is the essential "Italian donut" recipe:

Zeppole - Fried Pastries Recipe
These are wonderful pastries that can be served filled or with just a sprinkling of sugar.

Italian news

Spike Lee’s Mistakes in Miracle at St Anna
It is remarkable to think that before making Miracle at St Anna, Spike Lee directed the masterpiece When the Levees Broke, screened at Venice in 2006 and then on RAI night-time television. It is remarkable because what doesn’t work in this fictional reconstruction of fighting on the Gothic Line in Tuscany in 1944 is precisely what made the documentary about post-Katrina New Orleans so beautiful and so irresistible: respect for people, events and what actually happened. How is it that the director who conveyed with touching authenticity the intense desperation of people hit by a disastrous weather event seems so phoney and rhetorical when he is describing people struggling with being at war?

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