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Shut Up and Mangia!, Issue #003 -- 4th of JUly
July 01, 2007
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
- Luciano Pavarotti
I hope everyone has safe and happy 4th of July. This Tuesday on July 3rd I’ll be celebrating at the Taste of Chicago. What a better way to spend the day than to eat, drink and watch the fantastic fireworks display over Lake Michigan. On Wednesday I’m having a huge barbecue with family and friends.
If your cooking at home for the holiday I’ve included some recipes down below that you can make to celebrate the day.
Like I mentioned, I’ll be at the Taste of Chicago on July 3th watching the fabulous firework show over lake Michigan and eating plenty of Chicago favorites. Fireworks are on the 3rd and the 4th. For a list of scheduled events visit www.tasteofchicago.com.
A great place to find fresh produce is our Federal Plaza Farmers Market right in the heart of downtown Chicago. Farmers from all over the state sell their produce in an open market under the watch of Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo” in the Federal Plaza at the corner of Dearborn and Adams. Continuing through Oct 30th on Tuesdays between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, the Picasso sculpture is overlooking the Daly Plaza Farmers Market on Dearborn and Washington until Oct. 4th on Thursdays between 7a.m. and 3 p.m..
Delicious Italian Ice
One thing Chicago is known for in the summertime is it’s delicious Italian Ice Stands. Places like Mario’s, Carm’s and Anthony’s have all been a Chicago staple on Taylor Street for many years. These are just a few of the Italian Ice Stands where you can take the entire family on a hot summer day. After all these years, lemon is still my favorite so I included the recipe for Homemade Italian Ice in this issue of "Shut Up and Mangia!" on the 4th of July recipe section. I hope you enjoy it.
4th of July Recipes
Well here they are. Five recipes for you to try out for the fourth or any day of the week. Inside you’ll find a simple Italian Pasta Recipe, an easy to make Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese, Shrimp Wrapped with Pancetta, Cornish Game Hens and a delicious Grilled Roast Beef. Let me know how everything turns out. Mangia Italiano! Just click on 4th of July menu for these fantastic new recipes for subscribers only.
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Phillip J. Speciale
Great Chicago Italian Recipes.com
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