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Pasta Snapshots

It’s a miracle you sometimes see things OTHER than pasta on this here website blog thingy. Here’s a collection of pix from dinners over the past few weeks. A few […]
Pasta Snapshots

Fennel Confit

Fennel is a staple in my pantry during the winter and spring. It can be eaten or cooked in an seemingly endless variety of ways. The flavor is faintly reminiscent […]
Fennel Confit

A Spring Troika — Part 1

When you hear the word ‘spring’, I bet the first thing that pops up in your mind isn’t something like ‘fennel’. Something more along the lines of ‘ramps’, or perhaps […]

Sunday Snapshots

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to foodblog more often. I think you’ll agree that I’m off to a nice start. Sautéed fennel and cauliflower This is a delicious […]

Fennel and Shrimp for Dinner

If you’re just joining us, the premise behind The Spamwise Chronicles is an appreciation for the beauty in food and in the world around us, for cooking seasonally and eating […]

Cucina Povera

Cucina povera has its roots in Italian history shortly after the end of World War I and extending all throughout most of the 20th century until the last thirty years […]

Squid Stew

A few posts ago, Urspo wondered how to make squid tasty and not tough, as it’s wont to do if you cook it longer than three minutes. That’s the thing […]

Seafood 2

Not everything turns out to be a success at Chez Spamwise. A case in point was last night’s dinner…. Pan-roasted squid, served with fennel, orange and wild arugula salad I […]