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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 […]
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 […]
Emilia-Romagna is the home of world famous sfoglia, rich fresh egg pasta rolled paper thin. From that divine pasta comes garganelli. Ridged tubes of pasta formed from a square of pasta rolled around a bastoncino (stick), and passed over a ridged tool known as a comb or pettine (PEH-tee-nay), garganelli are one of my favorites, […]