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November, 2009 Volume 02 ~ Issue 22
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The Fenton Historical Society Decorates Each Room with Traditions of the Holiday Season Beginning Nov. 27
by JOHn tHOMas For most of us one of the things that make the Christmas time of year special are the traditions invested in the season; and one of the most charming traditions can be found each year at the Fenton History Center. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, for the 29th year, the center will be unwrapping the Tradition of Trees exhibit. All of the rooms at the mansion will be decorated in various holiday themes, and according to Joni Blackman, director of the center, “Every floor is filled with exhibits, in every corner, everywhere you go.” The exhibit started over twenty years ago when the community decorated Christmas trees at the mansion, but over the years the staff has taken over the decoration duties. Joni tells me “It’s just morphed into this great tradition of not only the things people are used to, but we introduce new things every year.” But more than just pretty rooms the Tradition of Trees is an educational opportunity, “It’s a great educational tool for the schools to use. We get a lot of second grade classes that come from all over the place” Joni says. “We bring about forty school

30th Annual “Tradition of Trees” Event

November 27-29 A Gift Of Lights Visit with Santa, enjoy daily Christmas carol performances, children’s activities, a horse parade, square dancing and more!

groups through a year. We teach about the Christmas time, and holiday traditions.” She goes on to explain how Christmas has evolved through the years. “After the (Civil) war we adopted from Queen Victoria and the British (Christmas as) more of a family day.” She adds “Christmas just exploded around the end of See TReeS page 3

Sneak Peek
Inside This Issue . . .

Amy King Fun 5k Walk/Run
November 28 Event to Benefit the Children of the Area
by rebecca blakeslee Outside the Lakewood YMCA there is a playground with a mural of a woman running with children. It is called “Amy’s Place” and is a memorial of sorts to Amy King, an area woman who lost her life in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Saturday, Nov. 28 will find community members gathering for the 9th annual Amy’s Run, a 5K run that raises money for area kids - to send them to summer camp, to provide a scholarship for Southwestern Central School, and to maintain the playground. “This is just something that Amy would absolutely have loved,” said her sister, Deborah Lloyd. “She was like a little kid herself in a lot of ways, just loved life...she was just a really happy person and also very open to differences in people, very non-judgmental, a genuinely kind, See WaLK page 3

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Italy. While there, we attended an outdoor food festival in Thiene, a city 30 miles from Venice. The stands were full of fresh garden produce and fruits and more. But the busiest stand was fresh gnocchi di patate! There was a long line of people waiting to taste the fresh homemade Gnocchi sprinkled with grated cheese and butter! Melt in your mouth. Here is how to make these delicious Potato dumplings.

Uncle Gino’s Kitchen ... page 5 Gnocchi: How to Prepare Delicious Potato Dumplings

“Amy’s Place” outside of the Lakewood YMCA is a memorial to Amy King, an area woman who lost her life in the terrorist attacks of September 11. Saturday, November 28 will find community members gathering for the 9th Annual Amy’s Run which raises money for area kids.

The Fifth Annual Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival will take place Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Yodeler Lodge at Holiday Valley from 3:30-7:30 pm. There will be approximately 20 wineries and 30 breweries present. Music will be presented by members of Big Leg Emma and vendors will provide items for auction at the end of the event. There are only 2,000 tickets available so reserve your spot soon.

5th Annual Beer and Wine Festival ... page 5 November 14 Event at Holiday Valley Resort

“Christmas and Hits” Tour Takes Stage at JSB Ice Arena December 11, 2009
“The Gambler” will make his way to the stage of the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, Thursday, December 11th at 8:00 p.m. Kenny Rogers “Christmas and Hits Tour” will take to the stage just in time for the holidays. Three-time Grammy Award winning American country music singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers has topped the charts with songs such as “Lady”, “The Gambler”, and “We’ve got Tonight”. Rogers has been dubbed by USA Today as the “Favorite Singer of All Time”. “This is a big step towards making Chautauqua County a destination for entertainment,” said General

Kenny Rogers Performs

Manager, Michael Ferguson. “The last time Kenny visited Chautauqua County was over eight years ago at Fredonia State University. Tickets for the concert are now on sale at the Arena Box office, online at www.jamestownarena.com or by calling 716 484 2624. Order your tickets today!

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Publisher’s Word
the garden. It’s late Fall in the Chautauqua Region, and all we have left are the memories of a truly wonderful and sensational season. We’re all like kids on a rainy day, asking “NOW what are we going to do?” In a word: PLENTY! Ol’ Mom Nature has something magical up her sleeve to keep us all entertained. October’s just about done and already we’ve gotten a fair amount of the white stuff, haven’t we? For those who can’t wait for the lake to freeze, the snowmobile trials to open and the slopes to get a skiable base, you just hang in there for a little bit more. It’s coming, sooner than you think, and if you believe the Farmer’s Almanac we’re in for a real humdinger this year!

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A Special Time of Year

All but the hardiest of leaves (yellow ones, I’ve noticed) have finally given up the ghost, the Lake’s eerily devoid of boaters and downtown Bemus looks a little – well – lonely, I guess. The frosty mornings have eliminated the need to mow or bother with

Opera House Preservation
ceiling. The building’s leaking roof and gutter system were replaced this summer by the Village. “We very grateful to the Preservation Society Board for this gift,” notes Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “The Opera House only exists today because of the Society’s efforts 24 years ago to save the building from demolition and restore the theatre. The fact that the organization is still willing to support us with this gift today demonstrates the dedication and commitment it has for keeping alive the community’s history and for preserving its architectural gems.” Fredonia Preservation Society

In the meantime, how about taking your favorite sweetie for a romantic, candle-light dinner at one of the fantastic restaurants Chautauqua has to offer? More the “stay at home” type? A warm crackling fire, a beautifully dry glass of cabernet, (bottled locally, of course), and a nice warm blanket spells cozy with a capital ‘C’. Add in a free foot rub, and I’ll bet you’ll be in for the night! There’s so many things to do – if you need some ideas, just take a look through these pages. It’s really prime time, if you think about it – time to relax, recharge, have a little fun and get ready for our next season. Okay, I’ll say it – WINTER! There… That wasn’t so bad, now – was it? Enjoy! JZ

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FREDONIA – The Fredonia Preservation Society (FPS) recently demonstrated its continuing support of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House by making a contribution toward interior repairs. The $2,000 contribution was given to help pay for repairs to the Opera House balcony walls and Box Office ceiling and floor, which all sustained water damage from leaks in the 118-year old building’s roof and Yankee gutter system. The repairs included new plaster to the balcony wall, remolding of the decorative capital atop three pilasters, replacement of the Box Office floor and a partial replacement of the Box Office

Fredonia Preservation Society Contributes $2,000 Towards Repairs

President Linda Malcolm notes that Board members were pleased to make the contribution. “We would have liked to contribute more,” she adds. “But the Society currently is very engaged in preserving the Forest Hill Cemetery gatehouse, which also is in need of several costly repairs.” Malcolm says there is structural work needed on the gatehouse porch, as well as a number of other challenges facing the organization in connection with that project. She adds that anyone interested in supporting the mission of the Preservation Society or assisting with the gatehouse project can contact the organization at 716672-4551.

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Little Theatre Presents “YES, VIRGINIA...”
“YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS” by Pat Cook - December 2009 Following the runaway success of last year’s Christmas, “A CHRISTMAS STORY, LBLT presents another family holiday classic. This time it is the story of Virginia O’Hanlon, the eight year old girl who wrote to the editor of the New York Sun asking “Is there a Santa Claus?”, and generated one of the most memorable and cherished editorials in newspaper history. For tickets call (716) 483-1095.

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the 1800’s.” Other holiday traditions are recognized as well, “We also address Chanukah, Los Posadas, and the Three Kings.” Ornaments on some of the trees date back to the 1880’s, and several of the trees are perennial favorites with visitors, “They like the tradition of seeing the upside down tree, which is the number one choice in the exhibit.” Each year Jamestown’s favorite daughter is remembered as well, “In

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Lucy’s exhibit we really show off the 1950’s, you have the real colorful tree, and you have the train around the bottom, and the fireplace. That post card of Christmas that is so American.” There will also be an example and instructions for creating a Memory Tree; decorated with photos of departed relatives. December 5th will be Family Day, kids will be admitted for half price, and there will be lots of activities for the whole family. “We have treats and crafts, and fun things for kids to do.” The 12th will see a new tradition for the exhibit. “We’re having a Christmas Tea, it’s geared towards girls and was friends with everybody,” said Jackson Rohm, an area musician that was friends with Ms. King since 5th grade. In 1992, Ms. King began working for United Airlines, eventually becoming a flight attendant. Ms. King and her boyfriend, Michael Tarrou, were working together on United Flight 175, the second plane to crash into the World Trade Center. “She loved to travel,” Ms. King’s sister, Kellie King said. “She had a boatload of friends that were spread all over the country that she went to see often.” As an adult, Ms. King ran with the Chautauqua Striders and in the 4th of July Firecracker Run. “She enjoyed running, but it was probably an on again, off again passion,” said Lloyd, who used to run with her sister. The last race that she and her sister ran together was the 2001 Firecracker Race. “She hadn’t really been training, and she was near the end of the pack... literally, the ambulance was behind her,” Lloyd said. Despite that, when the winners were announced Ms. King managed to come in first in her age group. She tried to return the trophy, certain she hadn’t won. Amy’s Run stays true to the fun-loving personality of the woman it honors. “It’s about celebrating the life of Amy King, and what she did

their dolls, and of course their Moms, Grandmas, aunts and sisters.” If you haven’t already made seeing The Tradition of Trees part of your family’s holiday activities be sure to attend this year, as it promises to be a delightful experience for young and old. The exhibition will begin on Friday November 27th and run through January 16th at the Fenton History Center. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 5 to 12 and free under age 4. There will be a preview for History Center members and for those who wish to become members on November 24th. for kids,” said Tom Anderson, manager of the Lakewood YMCA, which sponsors the event. The race begins at 11 a.m. and is followed by a pizza party and entertainment. Ever since someone showed up in a Santa Clause outfit, costumes have become a tradition at the race. This year, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, as well as the best times. Kids have their own race without an entry fee - the “Amy King of the Hill” race, with prizes for all the runners. “I’ll never forget the first day we had the run,” said Rohm. “It was one of those 74 degree days that come out of nowhere.” The run has become a tradition for community members, family and friends, Rohm said. “It’s a very healing thing for us,” King said, “to take this terrible thing that happened to her and to us, and to turn it into something good, and to do something good for the kids around here.” The run has provided the funds for around 500 children to go to summer camp, Anderson said, kids that wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. “[Amy] enjoyed helping others,” Rohm said. “Kids really struck a chord with her. It’s a great cause for her memory, because giving is really what made her unique. She really couldn’t do enough of that.”

loving, caring person.” Ms. King, 29, grew up in the Jamestown area and attended Southwestern, where she ran on the track and cross-country teams. Friends and family remember her as a vivacious, fun loving personality, someone that everyone enjoyed being around. “She was one of those kinds of girls that despised cliques. She

In 1992, Ms. King began working for United Airlines, eventually becoming a flight attendant. Ms. King and her boyfriend, Michael Tarrou, were working together on United Flight 175, the second plane to crash into the World Trade Center.

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~ The Villager, Chautauqua Lakeside ~ November, 2009

FREDONIA – Spellbinding illusion combined with sidesplitting comedy will be front and center when the 1891 Fredonia Opera House presents An Evening of Magic & Illusion on Wed., Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. When it comes to magic & illusion, Cliff Hopkins & his assistant Kelly are one of the hottest and most unique acts appearing in the world of magic today! Mesmerizing and astounding audiences around the world, this dynamic duo is in constant demand, creating feats that appear to be impossible. Whether slicing a woman in half while she’s standing up, making it snow onstage or defying the laws of gravity, Hopkins leaves critics and audiences alike scratching their heads in wonder at his unique and often unbelievable performances. For more than a decade, this witty,

Fredonia Opera House Presents Cliff Hopkins, November 4
personable and fun-to-watch grand illusionist and comedy magic professional has been astounding audiences at some of the largest theatres, colleges, comedy clubs, theme parks and corporate events around the world. As a master of his craft, his performance is one of the most talked-about magic and illusion shows in the industry. Expressing a gift for his unique capability at the age of 7, Hopkins’ very first magic performance was as part of a talent show in the first grade. His career path was sealed after his parents took him to see Doug Henning perform. Mesmerized and awestruck at Doug’s performance, it was at that moment that Hopkins’ passion for magic was cemented! Today, Hopkins flawlessly executes the most challenging illusion concepts. Combining sidesplitting comedy, eye-

Magic & Illusion

Adams Memorial Art Gallery Thankful for Continued Support
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill each donated items or gift certificates for the auction. The auction was run by Ludwig Auction and Reality Company, Chuck Ludwig was professionally trained at the Missouri Auction School in St. Louis, Missouri and has been a full-time instructor there since 1987. Chuck and his wife Kathy are both certified appraisers with the Certified Appraisal Guild of America. Proceeds from this auction will be used to refinish the hardwood floors in the main gallery that have not been redone since the gallery opened in 1972. “Now that we’ve repaired the roof, fixed the plaster inside and painted the walls, the condition of the floors is much more apparent. This is a beautiful building and we want the community to be proud of it” says Christopher Schaeffer President of the gallery. The Executive Board of the Adams Memorial Art Gallery expresses its gratitude to the community for their generous support of the sale and auction. Without your donations and support these events would not have been successful.

Art Auction Benefit

Master Illusionist Cliff Hopkins will bring his own unique brand of comedy magic to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Wed., Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets are family-priced at $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, students & children.

popping magic and cutting edge illusion is what guarantees that audiences are treated to a theatrical experience they won’t soon forget!

Jim Donovan Performs
Original Rusted Root Member Hosts Interactive Workshop
drums called djembes for participants to use during the workshop. Additional details about the workshop can be found at Donovan’s website www.JimDonovanDrums.com The event is open to anyone over the age of 17. Anyone wishing to register for this event are asked to call workshop organizer Blue Heron Industries at (716) 483-6147 to register by phone or they may register online at www.jimdonovandrums. com. Advance registration strongly suggested as space is limited. The workshop cost is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the event. All major credit cards are accepted. “Rhythm Renewal 2” is made possible by The Arts Council For Chautauqua County and The New York State Council On The Arts State And Local Partnership funding. Award winning teacher and founding member of the band Rusted Root, Jim Donovan returns to Jamestown to host an interactive drumming workshop on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 7pm in the Reg Lenna Civic Center at 116 East Third Street in Jamestown, New York. Jim Donovan is an award winning teacher, performer and was a founding member and driving force of the multiplatinum band Rusted Root from 1990-2005. He was recently named “2008 Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year” by the readers of Drum! Magazine. His workshop, “Rhythm Renewal 2 Intermediate Drumming Workshop”, will feature participants learning rhythms, songs and concepts from Africa and Brazil. Donovan provides a large selection of authentic African

The Adams Memorial Art Gallery held an auction on October 29th, 2009 starting at the Adams Memorial Art Gallery located at 600 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, New York. The auction finished the gallery’s clean up, after an extremely successful 2 week art and rummage sale, “Although we found good homes for many abandoned pieces of art and house hold items, and raised enough money to make a big

Adams Memorial Art Gallery expresses its gratitude to the community for their generous support of the sale and auction. Without your donations and support these events would not have been successful.

difference in our day to day operations this winter, due to the generosity of many county residences and their donations we still had many items to sell” Said Jason Wolfe the Executive Director of the gallery. In addition to auctioning art and other items not sold during the 2-week sale, Susan Wolfe generously donated 5 additional works for the auction. Also Value Home Canters, Wing City Grill and

Now Accepting Applications
Chautauqua Leadership Gearing Up for the Class of 2010
off with an orientation retreat focused on leadership and team-building activities. The orientation is held at Chautauqua Institution, which provides the perfect setting to get to know your classmates, participate in unique skill-building activities, and have a little fun too. After the orientation weekend, you can expect to meet as a class once a month for a half day. Topics may include but are not limited to ethics, boardsmanship, managing change, and strategic planning. You also will have two asset discovery days and the opportunity to attend two lectures at Chautauqua Chautauqua Leadership Network (CLN) is gearing up for its eighteenth year and is now accepting applications for the Class of 2010 which kicks off in February 2010. CLN is a not-for-profit organization designed to identify, recruit, train and network area professionals. Believing the improvement of Chautauqua County is directly linked to the quality of its leadership, CLN helps these professionals develop effective leadership skills for both their place of employment as well as the community. As a member of the class of 2010, your induction year kicks Institution. After graduation year, CLN provides opportunities to continue building skills. You are invited to attend future classes, as well as special events and trainings. More information on Chautauqua Leadership Network and applications are available at the website: www. chautauqualeadership.org. If you wish to speak with a CLN member directly, contact Scott Mekus, Recruitment Committee Chair, at (716) 6642802, ext. 236 or by e-mail at membership@jamestown. ymca.org.

Jim Donovan is an award winning teacher, performer and was a founding member and driving force of the multi-platinum band Rusted Root from 1990-2005. His workship will be held Nov. 13 in Jamestown.

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Chautauqua Leadership Announces Michael P. Sullivan 2009 Recipient
leaders to emulate,” Hutton added. At Chautauqua Institution since 1998, Sullivan is responsible for all marketing, public relations, ticketing, sales and communication activities. He previously worked as director of public relations and marketing at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. As a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Sullivan earned his APR (Accredited in Public Relations) and served as president of the Rochester Chapter of Delegates to the PRSA National Assembly. Since moving to Chautauqua County from Rochester, Sullivan has served and continues to serve on the boards of WCA Hospital (secretary 2008-present), the Holy Family Catholic School, Jamestown Chamber of Commerce (president 20002003), Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation (president 2006-2007), Chautauqua County Visitor’s Bureau (president 2004-2006) and the City of Jamestown Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a performer with the Jamestown comedy improv troupe The Unexpected Guests and plays in the Jamestown Adult Hockey League. “I am pleased and honored to receive this prestigious award because it reflects the support and accomplishments of the people who work with me at Chautauqua Institution and

Leader of the Year Award

Michael Sullivan will be honored for his professional accomplishments that have benefited Chautauqua County and his many contributions to community service at Chautauqua Leadership Network’s 2009 LeadershipAward Dinner on Nov. 5, at the Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution.

Michael P. Sullivan, Director of Institution Relations and Public Affairs at Chautauqua Institution, is the recipient of Chautauqua Leadership Network’s 2009 Leader of the Year Award. “Mike is exemplary in that he not only gives of his time and resources, but he does it with excellence,” said CLN Director Pene Hutton. “He is much respected by both his colleagues and the many other community volunteer leaders who follow his advice and seek his opinion.” “Mike sets an incredible standard for all community

the other organizations I have served,” Sullivan said. Sullivan will be honored for his professional accomplishments that have benefited Chautauqua County and his many contributions to community service at Chautauqua Leadership Network’s 2009 Leadership Award Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. The special dinner presentation will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to join CLN in honoring Sullivan. Reservations may be made by calling Pene Hutton, CLN director, at 338-1555. The cost of the dinner is $50 per person. Reservations must be received by Oct. 30. Chautauqua Leadership Network is a not-for-profit organization designed to identify, recruit, train and network area professionals. Believing the improvement of Chautauqua County is directly linked to the quality of its leadership, CLN helps these professionals develop effective leadership skills for both their place of employment as well as the community. CLN is now recruiting for the Class of 2010. Deadline for applications is Nov. 15, 2009. More information on Chautauqua Leadership Network and applications are available at www. chautauqualeadership.org.

5th Annual Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival, November 14
The Fifth Annual Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival will take place Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Yodeler Lodge at Holiday Valley from 3:30-7:30 pm. There will be approximately 20 wineries and 30 breweries present. Music will be presented by members of Big Leg Emma and vendors will provide items for auction at the end of the event. There are only 2,000 tickets available so reserve your spot soon. Tickets are $35 presale and $40 at the door; they include a $5 food voucher and upon entry each person will receive a commemorative glass good for a three-ounce sample at each vendor. Presale tickets can be purchased at Wegmans, Consumer’s Beverage, Holiday Valley Resort and the Ellicottville Brewing Company. The festival is kicked off on Friday, November 13, 2009 with a five-course tapas and beer pairing at the Clubhouse Chalet. Tickets are $50 and include tax and tip.

Day Trippin’

‘Nuncrackers’ Opens at the Fredonia Opera House Dec. 11
Those nutty, singing nuns are back! In Nuncrackers, the holiday spin-off of the musical Nunsense, the Little Sisters of Hoboken have constructed a Cable Access studio in the convent basement and are launching their very first Christmas TV special. Things go wrong from the start: Sister Mary Leo, the resident nunballerina, has a backstage mishap, throwing a monkey wrench into plans for a full-scale production of The Nutcracker ballet. But the sisters soldier on through musical numbers that range from the silly to the absurd, including “The Twelve Days Prior to Christmas,” “Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House,” “Here We Come a Waffle-ing” and “We Three Kings of Orient R Us.” Nuncrackers is a merry and bright holiday show filled with hilarious gags, snap-crackle quips, some of your favorite carols and a “Secret Santa” audience participation! Tickets are $20 general admission; $18 Fredonia Opera House Members: www.fredopera.org

A Christmas Musical

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Italy. While there, we attended an outdoor food festival in Thiene, a city 30 miles from Venice. The stands were full of fresh garden produce and fruits. Also there were stands of fresh made mountain cheeses (ricotta, asiago and goat cheese), salami, fresh from the oven bread and wines. But the busiest stand was fresh gnocchi di patate! There was a long line of people waiting to taste the fresh homemade gnocchi sprinkled with grated cheese and butter! Melt in your mouth. Here is how to make these delicious Potato dumplings. Gnocchi Ingredients: 2 lbs. fresh white potatoes peeled and boiled. 2 Qt. lightly salted water ½ c. white flour 1 Egg freshly grated parmesan cheese Preparation: Peel and boil the potatoes. Drain off cooking water and mash or put through a potato ricer. Hand kneed the mashed potatoes and flour together with an egg over a floured cutting board. Mix to form a soft dough-like consistency. Cut the dough into four quarters. Roll each quarter into a long rope 1-inch in diameter. Cross cut

Gnocchi: How to Prepare the Delicious Potato Dumpling

Uncle Gino’s Kitchen

into ½” pieces. Place the fresh cut gnocchi on a floured baking sheet. At this point they are ready to be cooked. In a large pot, bring 2 qt. lightly salted water to a boil. Drop 6-8 fresh gnocchi at a time into the boiling water. Whey they come to the surface remove them to a large platter with a slotted spoon. Repeat this method until all the gnocchi are cooked. Immediately add hot Ragu sauce topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Ragu Sauce (This Ragu sauce will be featured in my upcoming Pasta and Sauces Cookbook) Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh sirloin (coarsely ground) 1/2 lb. fresh veal (freshly ground) 3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil ½ c. carrots (finely chopped) ½ c. celery (finely chopped) ½ c. red onion (finely chopped)

1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves (finely chopped) ½ c. dry red wine 1 c. chicken stock 1 Tbs. tomato paste Salt and pepper to taste. Preparation: In a heavy stainless steel pot on medium high heat, add olive oil together with carrots, celery and onion. Stir and cook for 3 minutes. Then add sirloin and veal. Mix well and cook until meats are golden brown. At this point, add rosemary and wine. Stir well. As soon as the wine has evaporated (about 2 minutes) add chicken stock together with tomato paste. Mix well, cover the pot, lower the heat to medium and cook for another 20 minutes stirring frequently. If necessary, add ½ c water. Remove pot from the stove, add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over hot gnocchi and top with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

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