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Win a Cavatelli Maker We have a winner! The winner is SippitySup of the website SippitySup.com! Congratulazioni, Greg, your Cavatelli Maker is on its way! I wrote about handmade cavatelli a few months ago, and I was surprised and touched by how many readers commented that it reminded them of childhood memories dished up by […]
This dish is simple, unfussy, and flexible. Maybe that is one reason why it is so good. Vibrant green broccoli and toothsome pasta are tossed with toasted pine nuts, peperoncino flakes, Parmigiano, and warm garlic-scented olive oil. And what oil this is. When I decided to write this article, it was going to be about […]
A Pasta with a Past We have a winner! The winner is Carolina Chirichella of the website La Cucina Della Prima Donna! Congratulazioni, Carolina! Win this corzetti stamp made by Artisanal Pasta Tools! Tell me your favorite pasta shape in the comments at the end of the article! This is Part 5 of The Corzetti […]
Stracnar and Stracenate, 2 names, 2 regions, 1 pasta It is the height of summer here in Southern California, and I’ve been busy with frozen desserts, but a family has to eat. In between grilled steaks, chops and lots of salads we enjoy pasta tossed with hearty sauces of meat, tomatoes and herbs. This dish […]
Welcome to my newest feature. In my virtual peregrinations I find articles that are informative, entertaining and just downright beautiful. Some are by professional food writers, others by amateurs. I’ve decided to post my favorites here on my site. This way you can see what I see. Most of what I post here will be […]
Handmade Garganelli with Beef Ragù The calendar says Spring is here, but the mercury remains low. I wanted some hearty food, and that means ragù around here. I felt like some handmade pasta too, so I opted for garganelli, tube shaped pasta with ridges, a perfect match for any sauce. Whether delicate or hearty, the […]