About 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 Irene

Irene loves to think, read and dream about food. She enjoys cooking & eating in general. Although she demures about her talents, Irene has a finely-tuned palate that her friends envy. She bakes on occasion. The rest of the time she's creating memories with her family and friends. . . or she's learning a new needlecraft technique.

About 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 Doug

Doug lives in Eastern Ontario in a farmhouse built in 1903. He is a retired teacher with four adult children, a wife, a son-in-law, two Irish step-grandchildren and one grandson who he is lucky to hang with a lot. He has way too many books. Doug also blogs at To Slow Time Down.

About 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 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 Jan

Jan, a serious home cook, has owned “Essentials” since 1992. She is passionate about all things Italian, especially the cuisine & the language. Jan blogs about her travels (next trip Italy May/June of 2010) at: Keep your Feet in the Street.

About 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!

About 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 Kim

Kim is our permanent sub and the image above gives you a good idea of the look on her face when she realized she was drafted. 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.

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Shredded Savoy Cabbage Salad


Today is my first salad post. The salad is a very simple one - Shredded Savoy Cabbage Salad. One thing that is a little different about this salad is the way you infuse a subtle garlic scent to the salad. You take a couple of crusts of bread, and rub crushed garlic on them. You then place that bread in a bowl along with shredded Savoy cabbage, and let it sit for about 1 hour. Then, you remove the bread, and toss the cabbage with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little red wine vinegar. That's it! If you like cabbage, and want a simple healthy salad, this one's for you.

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You know, Cindy, as look at your beautiful photo, I think about some of the overly elaborate salads we are served in our celebrated restaurants. If I sat down at Tony's, LoRusso's, Trattori Marcella, or Charlie Gitto's, here in St. Louis and they offered me this beautiful dish, I'd be sincerely impressed. Impressed that they had the self-confidence to just rely on one perfect ingredient to "represent".

After decades of avoiding coleslaw, I gave it a try again using a simple recipe with very few ingredients. It is wonderful with any dish where you wish to avoid a heavy starch course. As soon as I can find Savoy cabbage again, I'll try this one.

This looks great - yet again we're reminded that a few simple ingredients of the finest quality can yield stunning results. Well done!


I'm so glad I saw this post after St. Patty's Day. We didn't have Savoy cabbage on hand, unfortunately, so we made due with the leftover cabbage from our St. Pat's meal. It was great. Just the simple addition of a few ingredients make such a nice, mild salad. I even heard a "this doesn't even taste like raw cabbage!"

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