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Jeanne: Biscotti Goes Mainstream

Biscotti was always a special cookie at our house when I was growing up in the '60s and '70s. Italian relatives would bake and share them and I remember my folks dunking them in coffee before enjoying them. At that time, biscotti was still just something the families of Italian immigrants ate and the treat hadn't made it to mainstream America yet. Now they are common, especially in coffeeshops as are many other wonderful Italian foods you can now find on restaurant menus. I was pleased to see some of our favorite dishes and treats coming to the forefront, though sometimes the Americanization of them can be painful. Hearing people pronounce this cookie to rhyme with the name, Scotty, still grates on my ears/Jeanne DePaul, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (AP file photo)

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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