Al dente means different things to different people, especially American versus Italian people and also Italian-American people. The folks in Little Italy in New York City, and other American cities with strong Italian immigrant populations like Chicago and San Francisco, changed the landscape of al dente over 100 or more years ago.

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We have collected our favorite sides to accompany your turkey this Thanksgiving! From classic mash potatoes with sun dried tomatoes to an elegant cranberry orange arancini each dish will impress your family and friends this holiday season.

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Chef Richie

About Chef Richie

As corporate chef for Bella Sun Luci, Richard "Chef Richie" Hirshen, whose culinary career spans more than 30 years, plays an instrumental role in product development, recipe creation, and cooking demonstrations.

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