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Oh, I so hope we have some nice weather this weekend! The thought of being outside in some warm sunshine nibbling on both these recipes is just mouthwatering.

Michelle Myers

You be nice to sweet Ron now, and give him meat! Men need meat and potatoes!

Carol Hjort

Hi Lynn!

Can you describe the presentation in the last photo of today's looks intriguing! Is that a hollowed out veggie or fruit that is holding all the goodies? Thanks...and have a great weekend!

Carol Hjort


Oh boy- my husband is going to love you ! He ADORES fresh veggies and anchovies- can dine on them every day! Once again, you are my favorite read of the week. Looking forward to your book!


I grew up eating bagna cauda with my father's Italian family. Our favorite veggies are cabbage leaves and broccoli, with a chunk of sturdy bread to catch the drips!

I've tried Marcella's recipe, but we prefer more anchovies and garlic.

Thea Jarvis

Charming! Love the pics and painting. The husbandly comments are tres Ron. :)

Julie F, St. Louis, MO

I'm not a fan of anchovies, and not to big on shrimp dips (although I'll trust your word that this is delicious). However, I'm captivated by your vegetable arrangements. If only I had more nights when I could work on presentation for the meals I cook. Alas, by the time the food is cooked, I'm all done in at the end of the day.

terracotta warriors

Hey that was a great read . Thanks for the great post .Loved every part of it.


Love this vicarious travel!! Adore bagna cuda - WITH anchovies please!! Lovely shots of Nice!!

Sandra Vann

Ahhh Nice...we have been to the Marche des Puces and had a wonderful time. The flower/food market is such a treat as well. Sunny in Colorado but longing to be there by the sea in the old town. Savor and enjoy.
Thanks for sharing Lynn.

Lael Hazan @educatedpalate

Thought I recognized that recipe! Bagna Couda is a favorite antipasti. I'm so sorry that your husband isn't a fan of anchovies. Although we have realized that the Italian ones are very different than the American ones.
I love your pictures of Nice, they brighten up what is a very stormy and rainy day were we live.


I enjoy reading ur blog. I print the posts at work and read them on my commute home :)

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