About Deborah

Deborah
Deborah is a wife, mother, grandmother, traveler, bootlegger, and a very poor speller! As Victor Hazan so eloquently puts it, Deborah has chosen Umbria to be the home of her soul. When she can’t be there in body, she spends her free time cooking & reading about Italy. She blogs mostly about food and about trips – past and future – here: Old Shoes New Trip.

About Cindy

Cindy
Cindy lives in Eagle River, Alaska where her freezer is always full of salmon, halibut & shrimp. Cindy participates in several regular cooking challenges. You can read more about her cooking and life in the last frontier on her blog, Baked Alaska.

About Jan

Jan
Jan is a serious home cook who loves to read recipes and then do her own thing. Her focus is ingredient driven comfort food, often with an Italian influence. She is passionate about all things Italian, especially the cuisine & the language. Jan blogs about food and travels (next trip to Italy: May/June of 2012) at: Keep your Feet in the Street.

About Palma

Palma
Palma is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Desert, CA. She’s an Italian-American with a passion for cooking, entertaining, & travel to Italy. She’s always planning her next culinary adventure to Italia on her blog, Palmabella's Passions

About Sandi

Sandi
Sandi is a true Southerner, but a traveler & Italian cook at heart. She lives in Alabama and knows more about fried green tomatoes than fricassees. Her family owned the WhistleStop Café for many years. Sandi also blogs at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking.

About Kim

Kim
Kim joins us after being our permanent sub on the Pomodori e Vino project. Kim loves to eat, drink, travel and cook - probably in that order. When she's not here, you can find her organizing and leading food, wine and beer tours in Europe as co-owner and operator of GrapeHops or blogging at What I Really Think or The Amy Foundation.

About Jerry

Jerry
Jerry is a food obsessed Canadian. He learned to love Italian food as a child while eating the meals prepared by his Napolitano uncle. He learned to cook Italian foods by watching his uncle cook these feasts for the family. This love of Italian food has been honed through serious personal experimentation in eating and cooking. Willing to try most anything once, Jerry isn't so sure about tripe! Jerry also blogs at Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants!

Our Subs

About Beth

Beth
Beth, along with her husband, Mike, is co-owner of two Italian Deli/Markets in St. Louis - Viviano’s Festa Italiano. When not creating yummy new menu items for the deli, she’s the pediatric research lab supervisor at Washington University School of Medicine. Read more out about Viviano’s Festa Italiano.

About Amy

Amy
Amy is a teacher in suburban Boston with far too many cookbooks, her Grandmother's meat grinder and canning jars, and a new Wolf stove. She appreciates cuisines from around the world, with a particular fondness for French, Moroccan, Italian, Vietnamese, and Indian cooking. Tweaking her cooking and eating habits resulted long-lasting weight loss and health benefits, proving that living well still tastes good. An old hobby is knitting; and a newer one is canning preserves. Read more from Amy on her blog, Destination Anywhere.

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Seasonal List of Featured Ingredients

By Deborah

Here is the list of the ingredients we will be featuring as we cook our way through the seasons. You will notice that some of the ingredients are very generic. Beans for example. We did that on purpose so there would be a wide latitude of opportunities for creating very different dishes.

We're posting the complete list in hopes that our readers will take us up on our suggestion that you cook along with us. Just put a report up on your own web page, blog, or FB page. Then leave a comment on our blog or FB page with a link to your own. The more the merrier.

Week # Ingredient Season in Book Assigned Season Week Begins Book Page #
1 Plums Late Spring/Early Autumn Fall Oct 2 269
2 Apples Autumn Fall Oct 9 43
3 Mushrooms Late Spring—Autumn Fall Oct 16 224
4 Duck Autumn Fall Oct 23 149
5 Carrots Autumn-Spring Fall Oct 30 95
6 Pork Autumn Fall Nov 6 272
7 Cranberries Autumn-Midwinter Fall Nov 13 142
8 Brussels Sprouts Autumn-Winter Fall Nov 20 87
9 Pears Autumn-Winter Fall Nov 27 256
10 Cabbage Autumn-Winter Fall Dec 4 89
11 Parsnips Autumn-Winter Fall Dec 11 249
12 Chestnuts Autumn-Winter Fall Dec 18 114
13 Sweet Potatoes Autumn-Winter Fall Dec 25 340
14 Oysters Autumn-Spring Winter Jan 1 245
15 Winter Squash Autumn-Winter Winter Jan 8 331
16 Beets   Winter Jan 15 77
17 Beef   Winter Jan 22 68
18 Bananas Winter Winter Jan 29 56
19 Broccoli Autumn-Winter Winter Feb 5 86
20 Rabbit Autumn-Winter Winter Feb 12 283
21 Lentils Winter Winter  Feb 19 201
22 Beans   Winter Feb 26 63
23 Lobster   Winter Mar 4 161
24 Cauliflower Autumn-Winter Winter Mar 11 97
25 Pineapple Winter-Summer Winter Mar 18 265
26 Lemons   Winter Mar 25 197
27 Lamb Spring Spring Apr 1 192
28 Shrimp   Spring Apr 8 315
29 Tuna Spring Spring Apr 15 350
30 Artichokes Spring/Summer Spring Apr 22 47
31 Coffee/Espresso   Spring Apr 29 135
32 Squid   Spring May 6 332
33 Bass   Spring May 13 59
34 Chicken   Spring May 20 115
35 Veal Spring Spring May 27 356
36 Cod   Spring June 3 133
37 Asparagus Spring Spring June 10 50
38 Peas Late Spring Spring June 17 258
39 Rhubarb Late Spring-Summer Summer June 24 288
40 Berries Spring-Summer Summer July 1 81
41 Corn Summer Summer July 8 137
42 Figs Summer-Autumn Summer July 15 206
43 Fennel   Summer July 22 157
44 Halibut Spring/Summer Summer July 29 177
45 Clams Summer Summer Aug 5 130
46 Salmon Spring-Early Autumn Summer Aug 12 298
47 Cherries Late Spring-Late Summer Summer Aug 19 111
48 Peaches Late Spring-Early Autumn Summer Aug 26 254
49 Crab Summer Summer Sept 2 139
50 Mangoes Late Spring-Late Summer Summer Sept 9 212
51 Sole   Summer Sept 16 321
52 Scallops Summer-Autumn Summer Sept 23 308
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Comments (2)

I am just now thinking... what the heck have we gotten ourselves into???
This will be an adventure!

Colleen:

WOW! I'm looking forward to the fabulous flavor combinations you all come up with for us. I might even crack open The Flavor Bible and give it a go myself. ;)

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