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Le Virtu's Joe Cicala recaps trip to Abruzzo

Joe Cicala, chef at South Philly's Le Virtu, recapped his truffle-hunting trip to Abruzzo for the website Food Republic.

Le Virtu's Joe Cicala recaps trip to Abruzzo

Joe Cicala at Le Virtu
Joe Cicala at Le Virtu

Joe Cicala, chef at South Philly's Le Virtu, recapped his truffle-hunting trip to Abruzzo for the website Food Republic.

Catch his dispatches, such as:

South to Salerno is where I got my first taste of the Italian cooking art working for my mentor, Pietro Rispoli. Dinner’s at his new spot, Ristorante Aladino. He's sends out a ton of stuff, all wonderful and familiar, but blows my mind with a new dish: Risotto with Fiano grapes, sausage, black walnuts and parmigiano. Perfect combination of fat, bitter, sweet and tart notes. I'm lucky to have studied in this guy's kitchen.

It's here.

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