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Claudio Urciuoli on Olive Garden, Truffle Oil, and the Weirdest Thing He Ever Ate (Which Is Pretty Weird)

Claudio Urciuoli Noca 3118 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-956-6622, restaurantnoca.com

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This is part one of my interview with Claudio Urciuoli, the executive chef at Noca. Come back Tuesday when Urciuoli talks about his stint at Il Fornaio, baking bread with Nancy Silverton, and one of his favorite restaurants in Phoenix.

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Nikki Buchanan