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  • n  soup made with a variety of vegetables

  • The dishes here are a combination of traditional Puerto Rican fare and newer, pan-Latin fusion fare like Peruvian minestrone.
  • Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, 52, Archbishop of Genoa, once known as the "minestrone cardinal" for his soup-kitchen relief work on his city's Communist-infested docks, is noted for his .
  • The chilis hidden in that heaping plate of pasta with rag have the heat of the day, while a chilled summer minestrone brings a bowlful of cool.
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  • The Needle: Schweitzer v. Schweitzer Edition
    Red Sauced : La Tagliatella, an Italian-style (but Poland-based) chain of pasta restaurants, opened a location in Arlington recently—and Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema says its eggplant calzone "does a great impression of a mummy," its minestrone seems to only contain peas and croutons, and its decor is "as over-the-top as Liberace ." More zingers follow ! So epic is this rare ...
    June 19, 2013 - Washington City Paper

  • Julie Orringer in New York Times
    Always keenly attentive to small details, Ms. Orringer writes of how the sewing box owned by Andras's mother holds "a minestrone of buttons" and the nickname of his father, "Lucky Bela," is both cruel joke and backhanded blessing.
  • Ruby Wax in Scotsman
    When I was growing up,Ruby told the crowd of more than 1,000 people, "I was under the illusion that our personalities were ready-made - like Campbell's soup - that whether I was minestrone or chicken noodle depended on the recipe put in by...
  • James Joyce in Independent
    It's impossible not to recognise the city of which Joyce said in his arrival from Trieste: "You could empty your minestrone right outside the Hauptbahnhof and then eat it up."

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