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The Good Earth and Nonno’s (Earthy) Lunch Frittata..

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Pearl S. Buck

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Spring always reminds me of The Good Earth..the award winning piece of literature penned by award winning author/humanitarian Pearl S, Buck..and the true goodness of the earth…providing us with fresh zucchini and strawberries, asparagus, potatoes,and much more of the  earth’s delicacies…..

Nonno’s Lunch Frittata

(excerpted from the Gourmand World Award Winning Book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-3rd edition)

*2 potatoes, peeled ,sliced thickly and pre cooked

*6 medium eggs

*fresh rosemary to taste

*extra virgin olive oil

*pinch of salt

Cook potatoes in boiling water until firm, not too soft, approximately 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water, peel and slice into thick slices. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil on roasting pan, place in sliced potatoes, sprinkle rosemary, pinch of salt ,drizzle olive oil on top. Place under broiler till golden brown, remove, set aside.

Break eggs open and place in one bowl, whisk with fork till foamy. Place 2 tblsps extra virgin olive oil in saute pan and heat. Place in eggs, rosemary, pinch of salt, potatoes mixture and cook till edges are firm. You can also do a final browning by placing in oven if you cook with an oven safe saute pan.

Remove from heat, cool, slice and eat or to take as a lunch to work or to a picnic,-wrap each slice in parchment or plastic wrap and take away. Or make a scrumptious pannino by drizzling sparingly olive oil on a crusty Italian or French style roll or a crusty baguette, place in slice of frittata to cover the bread. Wrap pannino in parchment paper. Take with you for a scrumptious meal on the go, or just eat at home!


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Upcoming Appearances:

May 17th-Taste of the World-Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Perkasie, Pa ..join me and many other celebrity chefs for this gala benefiting the Pearl S. Buck Foundation..held on the very grounds of the home of the late award winning author..come out for a wonderful evening

June 4th-I will be speaking at the Sons of Italy Lodge Annual Scholarship Dinner at the Philadelphia Quartet Club on Southampton Road.  for tickets

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