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Dishes saved from Italy’s era of necessity

By Ike DeLorenzo
Globe Correspondent / November 11, 2009

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My paternal grandmother, Desdemona Theresa DeMartin DeLorenzo, whom we all call Nana, had an enviable education in Italian cooking. She was born and raised in Rome, and her mother worked as a chef at the residence of the country’s Minister of Finance. At home, Nana had few of the extravagant dishes her mother prepared for il Ministro. She dined on ... (Full article: 730 words)

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