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What We're Into: Farinata at Officine Brera, LetterPress Chocolate, lonches at Primera Taza Coffee House

What We're Into: Farinata at Officine Brera, LetterPress Chocolate, lonches at Primera Taza Coffee House

Farinata: The focaccia is great and the fritters are justly renowned, but the most popular street food in Genoa, Italy, is probably farinata: a warm slice of a massive crepe, nearly identical to the socca you find in Nice, France. Farinata should be easy enough to make — the classic ingredients include not much beyond chickpea flour, water, olive oil and salt — but for some reason it isn't. Neither the moist, puddingy kind with a lightly crisped crust nor the slightly drier kind with a more profound crunch. Could it be because the best versions in Italy tend to involve both a wood oven and a pan as big around as a truck tire? Hard to...

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