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Polenta: The Next Big Thing?

Rozanne Gold | Posted 08.31.2012 | Food
Rozanne Gold

While the good people of Tuscany are known as "bean-eaters" because of their culinary proclivity towards legumes, the Piemontese locals are known as polentone. Apparently, everyone in Piedmont eats polenta all the time, and have done so before the Roman empire!

A Trip to Fulton Fish Market With Chef Alex Palumbo

Regina Varolli | Posted 08.04.2012 | New York
Regina Varolli

When Chef Alex Palumbo invited me to head to the Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point with him, I jumped at the opportunity. I had been eating fish at his restaurant, Osteria il Paiolo, and it was so fresh that I asked where he got it.