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Sept. Gourmet

Candy Sep 9, 2006 09:17 PM

I picked up a copy yesterday and was surprised. It is an excellent edition and the article about the program started in Bologna but is becoming more widely availiable throughout Italy that allows you to eat in private homes is fascinating. Check it out. I may have to give them another chance.

  1. pikawicca Sep 10, 2006 07:10 PM

    The Corn and Tomato Gratin is on my agenda after a trip to the market on Wednesday.

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    1. re: pikawicca
      Candy Sep 10, 2006 08:12 PM

      I zeroed in on that one too, but have been inspired by some other things. I breezed through it Fri. P.M. and neeed to spend a bit more time with it.

    2. MMRuth Sep 11, 2006 08:18 PM

      Thanks for the report - I'll have to pick one up - and, I confess, I got a new subscription after letting mine lapse - I figured that for $1 a month, it was worth it even if there are some dud issues, because I kept buying them from the newstand!

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        Hunicsz Sep 11, 2006 08:32 PM

        I haven't been too thrilled with them of late, but this one was excellent. Several great articles, and the photos (espec. the cover) were gorgeous.

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          KitchenAid Sep 11, 2006 09:16 PM

          I'm still in heaven from the pomegranates.

          1. danna Sep 15, 2006 02:40 PM

            The picture of those canolis drove me crazy. They appear to have candied orange peel in the filling. I was sorry there was no recipe, but it would prabably have been beyond my powers anyway.

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            1. re: danna
              rockycat Nov 15, 2006 02:45 PM

              Go for it! Cannolis are dead easy. Start with the recipe on the back of the Ferrara cannoli shell box and improvise to your taste from there. You could make the shells yourself, if you don't mind getting a set of cannoli tubes that can't be used for anything else, and you don't mind doing the deep frying , but if you have a store that sells the boxed shell or a very nice Italian bakery that will sell you just the shells, there's no reason not to try.
              Believe me, you can't get this one wrong.

            2. pitu Sep 17, 2006 11:36 AM

              I just got a free sub to Gourmet for buying $50 of cookbooks from Jessica's Biscuit...glad to hear it's gotten better...

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                Concetta Nov 14, 2006 06:53 PM

                Although I was impressed by the content of the September issue, I felt that the editors were more concerned with visual presentation than readability. The dark on dark print was VERY hard to read, even for my early 40-something good vision. The frustration mounted with each turn of the page. Anyone else notice that? I also have not been very thrilled by Gourmet's content as of late...

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