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In the US, the term ‘soft-shell’ crabs refers to blue crabs that have just recently shed their hard ‘exoskeleton’. They are soft for about 2 to 3 hours; then their shell starts to turn hard again. While the shell is soft, the entire crab is edible. Soft shell crabs appear in US markets from April through September. They are a seasonal Venetian treat as well, where they are referred to as moleche.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
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The word frittata, which derives from the Italian verb friggere, or “to fry,” implies the simplicity of cucina povera-the humble cuisine of Italy.
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Lavender can be found throughout the Mediterranean region. In Italy, various types of lavender are cultivated. This is a nice cake for spring and especially for Mother's Day.
Rose of Parma is a traditional roast served for special occasions from the province of Parma in Emilia-Romagna. . Typically made with beef tenderloin, it is just as delicious and more economical made with pork tenderloin.
Roses are considered a symbol of love and are often given as gifts on Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or anniversaries. With these beautiful pastries, you can create a unique bouquet of roses with pastry and apples.