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About leneatiengo

Vegan, without onion, garlic, leek, coriander/cilantro, hing (asafoetida), scallion, green onion, chives

European Countries And What Makes And Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Before I begin, I have to mention, sono filo-italiana, so I am a little biased regarding the following… What doesn’t make any sense: The French (Parisians to be more exact) asking the tourists to speak French, and even acting non-friendly … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Con Peperoni Cruschi, Pomodoro, E Mollica Fritta (Spaghetti With Pepper, Tomato, And Fried Breadcrumbs)

As you can probably tell, I have recently been to Italy.  When I visited Basilicata, my friend living in Potenza introduced me to this pepper, peperoni cruschi (pronounced CROO-sh-kee, the noise from chewing on the pepper).  At first, I was … Continue reading

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Dining At Ristorante Officina Colle

In a little town called Colle di Val’Elsa in the provincia di Siena, there is a restaurant Ristorante Officina Colle. The food is from the local markets during the day, so the menu changes over time, and it is also … Continue reading

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Dining At Veg & Veg

YUMMY!  Highly recommend this restaurant Veg & Veg (Mercato Centrale, Firenze), flavorful, diverse, and delectable! This is a restaurant that only has vegetarian and vegan items, so you can surely be safe!  The sauce, the sandwich, the food, buonissimi!  I … Continue reading

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Dining At Il Panino Tondo

11 years ago, I went to Italy for a summer with a program that was a language-intensive program…  Meaning I went to class from morning till late, Italian, all, the, time. This time when I returned, I knew that since … Continue reading

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When Confronted With The Protein Question As A Vegan

When It comes to protein in a vegan diet, we really have to look at the quality as well as the quantity. Out of the 22 amino acid building blocks, 9 are essential amino acids.  These are tryptophan, histidine, methionine + … Continue reading

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Dumplings? Noodles? The English Vernacular

I grew up knowing that buns ( 饅頭 , /man to/, ㄇㄢˊ ㄊㄡˊ ) are different from buns with fillings inside ( 包子 , /bao zi/, ㄅㄠ ㄗ˙ ), and buns with fillings inside are also different from “dumplings” ( 餃子 … Continue reading

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