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The Docsconz Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2012

For the past few years, at the end of each year,  I have composed a list of my favorite restaurant meals of of that year. Obviously, this is a totally subjective list based upon my experience at the time and [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Farewell to Il Chiasso and Elba

Sunday evening, our last evening on Elba on this trip, we enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Il Chiasso, but this time the mood was bittersweet. We had had a wonderful visit and were sad to be moving on.
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Making Il Chiasso’s Riso Nero

This was a tasty dish using sepia to make an incredible risotto. Here’s Il Chiasso’s recipe and technique.

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Il Chiasso’s Stuffed Sardines

Living in upstate NY, when I get good quality fresh sardines, it is such a rare event, I tend to just cook them simply on the grill. On the island of Elba, off the Tuscan coast of Italy, fresh sardines [...]

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Making Pasta With Dido at Il Chiasso

Dido, the chef at Il Chiasso, Luciano Casini’s thoroughly charming restaurant in Capoliveri in the island of Elba off of Italy’s Tuscan coast, was kind enough to give my son and I a few cooking lessons, a number of which [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Saturday Night at Il Chiasso

At 5PM, my son and I returned to the restaurant, where Dido gave my son and I some cooking lessons.First he made two kinds of bread – a regular loaf and a flatbread. He used 00 flour and whole wheat [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Spaghetti With Sea Urchin

Fresh sea urchin is one of life’s great treats. I love its creamy coolness and coffee-like flavor. At Il Chiasso, the chef, Dido made delicious spaghetti with sea urchin. Following are photos of what he did.

The local sea urchin and [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Baked Rockfish

As a Mediterranean island one would expect the quality of fish to be splendid and it is. One of the dishes I got to enjoy my first night there at Il Chiasso restaurant in Capoliveri was baked rockfish. Rockfish is [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Simple (But So Delicious) Fried Sardines on Elba

Sardines have a bad rap in the United States. Perhaps, that is because we rarely get to see or eat top quality supremely fresh sardines. They are one of life’s simple pleasures and a backbone of cucina povera, the inexpensive, [...]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Ere We Saw Elba

After our wonderful tour of the parmigiano caseificio in Rosola, we continued on our way to Elba taking the regular roads over and through the Appenine Mountains and into Tuscany.

On our way to Elba

These windy roads were slow going, but [...]

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