Pollo Fritto Artistico

Tonight is the fifth night of Chanukkah, and I am repeating the recipe coming from one of my most favorite cities – enjoy, Beautiful People!


I have a long-standing love affair with Florence, Italy. It is my second favorite city in the world, after Yerushalayim, or course, and on par with my native Odessa. Listen to its name – Firenze! – and imagine walking, breathing, eating and drinking art.  You are literally walking on art because the streets are paved with stone tablets on which apprentice sculptors practiced their technique. Stone worksheets – and rather than throwing them away, prudent florentines found an artistic solution. Florence, the cradle of Renaissance, where Jews were invited, welcomed, and protected as savvy financial partners by Cosimo de Medici, the famous merchant prince who managed the papal finances.


Since the 14th century, Jews in Florence linked their fortune to the House of Medici. When the fanatical monk Savonarola blamed the Jews for the plague epidemics – what’s new, right? – Medici’s protected the Jews. Conversely, when the Medici’s themselves…

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  1. You’ve discussed Florence before, and i agree it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This Italian inspired chicken sounds delightful.

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    1. Ah, dear Mimi, I am always ready to talk about Florence – non-stop! Thank you for stopping by; I am so glad you like the recipe.

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  2. A profound history and beautiful share! We share the same affection for Italy. A superb share! Best wishes Dolly for you and your family always, and into this new year! Cheers!💕❤️

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  3. purpleslob says:

    What a wondrous sight that must be!

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    1. It really is – fantastic!

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