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Issue 12
December 1998

Table of Contents

Departments

4 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

16 10 GIFT IDEAS FOR COOKS

18 TUSCAN BEAN SOUP
A classic Italian soup. Just add salad and you've got a complete dinner.

27 WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FOOD

36 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

44 DRESSING UP THE RICOTTA TORTA

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6 ANTIPASTO PLATTER
This is great for parties. While it looks like a lot of work, you can make it with no problem.

10 TORTELLINI & RAVIOLI
Fun to make and even better to eat. The perfect meal after the giant holiday feasts.

22 BALSAMIC VINEGAR
A vinegar that you sip or put on your dessert? True Balsamics are just that good.

24 MAKING RICOTTA CHEESE
After looking in the grocery stores for good ricotta cheese, I found the best at home.

28 PLACE SETTING
A non-hoity guide to setting the proper table. It's probably something we could all brush up on.

30 3 TURKEY DISHES
Rather than using expensive, hard-to-find veal, try cooking with turkey tenderloins.

38 CRANBERRY NAPOLEON
This dessert is quick, easy, and spectacular looking. Ideal for the holidays.

39 CALZONES
With a little practice, you can make perfect calzones at home.

42 RICOTTA TORTA
Trust me, this ricotta torta is light enough to eat after a big holiday meal.

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