Florentine Salad

In response to today’s prompt ENAMORED, I am repeating this simple, but delicious recipe because I am enamored of Italy and everything Italian, but I am especially in love with Florence, the enchanting “cradle of Renaissance.” https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/enamored/

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This is a combination of two salads. Years ago in Israel, my aunt served a simple, yet delicious and healthy salad. It was just thinly sliced celery with diced scallions, dressed Israeli style, with lemon juice and olive oil. I loved it, and started making it regularly. Then I saw one of the antipasti offered at Hosteria Romana owned by our friend Marco Efrati right here on South Beach (caution: Hosteria Romana is advertised as specializing in Roman-Jewish meals, but it is not kosher). This antipasto consisted of celery, red onions, and cannellini beans.

ofi_0010The stocky jolly guy standing under the sign is Marco. We can’t eat there, obviously, but I can look, and when I see cannellini (white kidney beans), I can taste Florence. So I put two and two together and tweaked it a little.

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I still have my sliced celery and diced scallions, but  I throw…

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13 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you so much, dear; I am glad you like it!

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  1. “advertised as specializing in Roman-Jewish meals, but it is not kosher)” How crazy is that!!

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    1. It really isn’t because inasmuch as I am making all kinds of international foods but keeping them kosher, people can make traditional Jewish recipes without making them kosher. It has to do with observing kosher laws of preparation, that’s all.

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      1. I know it sounds weird to people who don’t know, but most “Jewish style” deli places are not kosher. Go figure!

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      2. You and millions of other people. It becomes relevant when guests want to bring something and go buy it at Jewish delis; we don’t want to offend them, yet we can’t put it on the table. kosher food and wines have to have a proper certification (a symbol).

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  2. I love all of your cat stuff! And your food looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear; I am so glad you like it! 😻

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  3. Thx! i also love your way of presentation. Its so funny, stylish and mouthwatering too. 😉 Best greetings, Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael; you are very kind! 😻

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