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Brando Cucina

Mar. 21, 2013 4:26 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2013 9:02 am
I'd rather be watchin' then cookin' tonight so I figured this is a great night for pizza. Cal (wife's alma mater) is playing UNLV and so you can bet we'll be glued to the TV. Kind of an iffy season for Cal. Didn't do well in the beginning, then it seemed they couldn't lose... except for the… MORE
The obligatory Pizza photo
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Mar. 19, 2013 5:14 pm 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2013 9:18 pm
I have to admit, I just love cooking paella over an open fire or backyard charcoal grill. There's just something about it that no other cooking experience can bring, at least for me. Paella over fire is a nonstop dance of heat, oil, ingredients, the sofrito, the rice, constantly turning,… MORE
Seafood Paella
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Sofrito with Leek
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Mar. 18, 2013 1:13 pm 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2013 8:51 pm
Well now, it's only mid-March but interesting stuff is showing up at the local Farmers Markets. My wife and I were totally surprised to see locally grown vine-ripened tomatoes! Yes they were dwarf tomatoes grown in the greenhouse, but wow! Picked ripe (not green) and as fresh as could be.… MORE
Smashed Tomatos with butter with Campanelle
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Mar. 18, 2013 10:51 am 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2013 10:57 am
Greeting AR friends, been awhile since I've been here. I kind of forgot about the blog scene, but it's a really cool way to record what you've done and save it for later. So the weather is definitely warming up here in the SF Bay area. Better than that, all kinds of fresh veggies are showing… MORE
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