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Polpette

Polpette

When I was younger, I assumed that everyone went to their grandparents’ house on Sundays to have lunch. And by lunch, I mean a meal that began around 12:30 with an antipasto (prosciutto and melon and fried zucchini flowers, for example) a dish of pasta, at least four contorni or side dishes, and a second course, all finishing around 4:00 with dessert and caffè. When I was younger I remember feeling confused and then slightly smug when my classmates told me that they ate “meatloaf” or “peanut butter sandwiches” at their grandmothers’ houses for lunch. Poor things. Lunches at my ...

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